The first duty of love is to listen.
-Paul Tillich

FOCUS ON COMMUNITY MINISTRY PARTNERS AND RACIAL EQUITY

We all know that the COVID-19 pandemic brought widespread illness and death as well as extreme economic dislocation and hardship. In addition, the pandemic also exposed long-standing and pre-existing racial disparities in healthcare and other areas of American life. The Community Ministry Committee recently asked our community partner organizations how they were addressing these disparities and the related issues of inclusiveness and racism. Here are the responses we have received so far:

St. Thomas Community Health Center

JLNO Diaper Bank

Kinship Senior Center

STAIR (Start the Adventure in Reading)

Cafe Reconcile

RESOURCES

BOOKS

PODCASTS

  • Brene Brown “Unlocking Us”
    • Episode June 10, 2020 with Austin Channing Brown
    • Episode June 3, 2020 with Ibram X. Kendi
  • On Being
    • Episode 843: Resmaa Menakem – “Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence”
    • Episode 847: Eula Bliss – “Talking About Whiteness”
    • Episode 849: Isabel Wilkerson – “This History is Long; This History is Deep”
    • Episode 851: Jason Reynolds – “Fortifying Imagination”

MOVIES