Six Weeks of Learning
Many white Christians feel the need to learn more about racism in our culture in response to recent events of police brutality and vigilante violence against Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. At the House of Prayer, I’ve created six weeks of materials with feedback from others who are committed to racial justice and reconciliation. These materials are being used in weekly discussions, and I’m publishing them here just in case anybody else would like to begin learning as well.
My motivation is to love our Black brothers and sisters well. By learning more about the following topics and praying, we will be able to move forward with a better awareness of the culture we serve in and a better understanding of the trials people face in our country. It also relieves our Black brothers and sisters from having to teach the basics of racism. Please recognize these materials are just a first step in learning.
- Week One: How do people respond to new information?
- Week Two: Why do white people have a hard time talking about race?
- Week Three: Racism. Sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden.
- Week Four: What is racial reconciliation? What is it not?
- Week Five: Learning the stories of those murdered.
- Week Six: What do our Black brothers and sisters have to say?
- Bonus: Calls for change and continuing the process.
As materials are published each week, links will be updated. I’m especially grateful for the Be the Bridge Facebook page, which has been a helpful resource for finding learning materials.