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Brecksville United Methodist Church is called to the ministry of reconciliation. We embrace diversity as a gift. We celebrate our human family’s diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, marital status, physical and mental ability, and education. We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and as beloved children of God, all are worthy of God’s love and grace. We welcome the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of Brecksville United Methodist Church as we journey toward reconciliation through Christ.

Ready to do some more work in your own heart and mind? Explore these resources. We will be adding more resources to this page. Stop back often!

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Websites/Web Resources


Videos:


Illustration of books by Jane Mount
Books:
  • “Me and White Supremacy” by Layla F. Saad

  • “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell

  • “How to Be An Anti-Racist” by Ibram X. Kendi

  • “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo

  • “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oiue

  • “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi

  • “How to Be Less Stupid About Race” by Crystal M. Fleming

  • “Be the Bridge” by Latasha Morrison

  • “White Awake” by Daniel Hill

  • “A Kid’s Book About Racism” by Jelani Memory

  • “Why Are All the Blacks Sitting Together in the Cafeteria” by Beverly Daniel Tatum

  • “Rethinking Incarceration” by Domonique Gilliard

  • “Dear Church” by Lenny Duncan

  • “Strength to Love” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • “The Death of Race” by Brian Bantum

  • “Dialogues on: Race” by Sparkhouse (small group curriculum)

  • “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness” by Austin Channing Brown



Podcasts:


Movies:
  • “Just Mercy”   Just Mercy is streaming for free right now.

  • “The Hate Your Give”

  • “Dear White People”- on Netflix

  • "I Am Not Your Negro" Streaming free on PBS.

  • "13th" Streaming free on YouTube

  • “White Savior: Racism in the American Church” by Sparkhouse

  • “Selma” - Paramount has made “Selma” available for free on all digital platforms, including iTunes and Amazon, through the end of June.

  • “John Lewis: Get In the Way” - Streaming free on PBS

  • “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” - Streaming free on PBS

  • “The Secret Life of Bees” - Streaming Free on Fandango Now

  • “Daughters of the Dust” - Streaming Free on the Criterion Channel



  • Black Voices:

    Instagram:
    @austinchanning
    @ohhappydani
    @blackcoffeewithwhitefriends
    @hereweread
    @sonyareneetaylor

    Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:

    “A White Family’s Guide to Talking about Racism”

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