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Traci Blackmon, John Dorhauer, Davita D. McCallister, John Paddock, Stephen G. Ray, Jr. | Case Studies, Discussion Guide, Reflections Dec 12th, 2016

White Privilege: Let's Talk, A Resource for Transformational Dialogue

A curriculum developed as part of an ongoing conversation that is a concerted effort to enable allies to see with new eyes how privilege works. It aims to illuminate how white people in America, at every economic stratum and in a myriad of ways, receive privileged consideration simply because they are white. It offers the promise and the possibility that those who commit to engaging in this dialogue can develop higher degrees of awareness of privilege and its consequences. It is presented in the hope that such awareness, both in the individuals who participate in the curriculum and in the larger communities of which they are a part, will lead to more sophisticated and more impactful commitments to reducing the ongoing impact of white privilege as a means of distributing wealth and power.

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KYNDALL RAE ROTHAUS | Article, Essays Apr 14th, 2016

10 ways every church ought to combat sexual violence and domestic abuse

From the article: "It occurs to me that perhaps not all pastors realize that around one quarter of the women in their congregations have been (often silent) victims of sexual or interpersonal violence/abuse. Some of the men in their congregations have been victims too. Maybe the pastors who are aware of the horrifying statistics simply do not know what to do about it. I have compiled a list of concrete, easy things every pastor and/or church can (and ought) to do."

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Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate: Christian Education Resource

The "Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate" resource was written by an ecumenical team that included Alliance of Baptists leader, Rev. Sarah Macias. The resource covers issues such as sustainability and food justice. It is designed to be useful year-round, but was released for the celebration of Earth Day Sunday, which can be observed the Sunday before or after Earth Day (April 22). An additional opportune moment to use this resource would be September 1, recognized by Orthodox and Catholic communions as the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation.

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Creation Justice Ministries | Bible Study, Discussion Guide, Hymns, Liturgies, Prayers, Reflections, Sermons (69), Video, Website Apr 1st, 2016

Care for God's Creatures: A Christian Education Resource

The "Care for God's Creatures" resource was written by an ecumenical team that included Rev. Sarah Macias. It covers topics such as learning from animals, spiritually growing by connecting with animals, stewardship of creation, and protecting endangered species. It is designed to be useful year-round, but was released for the celebration of Earth Day Sunday, which can be observed the Sunday before or after Earth Day (April 22). Additional opportune moments to use this resource include September 1, recognized by Orthodox and Catholic communions as the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, or in October, during the Season of Creation and close to the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi.