At the end of the Committee for Nurturing Ministries Visioning Session for the Future of the Ministry on Racism, one of the members of the Working Group shared a moving piece of ministry: a song titled "When We Started." This song had a powerful impact on those present. Please listen to it at the right.
"In the beginning was darkness—and it wasn't good enough." This heart wrenching comment on Genesis 1 burst forth from a middle aged African American man in a class on Racism and the Bible. Instinctively I knew this wasn't true, and as a white person I had never thought of reading the text in this way; I could think of nothing to say.
This resource presents some queries to help Friends live the truth of their testimony to equality, discerned by the Religious Education Committee's Subcommittee on Ending Racism and Privilege among Friends
This resource is a copy of a Pendle Hill lecture given by Margaret Hope Bacon.
This resource is an article by Vanessa Julye
This resource is an article on racial assumptions by Joan Broadfield
This resource is an interview with Anita Mendes-Lopes discussing how meetings can nurture Friends of color