Responding to Racist Violence: Learn, Pray, and Act
Many resources about the Christian responsibility to end white supremacy and structural racism are being offered online. The Episcopal Church has resources for all Episcopalians to learn, pray, and act. Today we are sharing some of the resources offered by the Church to act. Each title in blue is a link that can be clicked:
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice A regularly updated page with resources for white people committed to long-term work for racial justice.
#8CantWait Campaign Zero proposes police departments implement these 8 changes to increase public safety and trust.
Action Alert for Police Reform The Episcopal Public Policy Network recommends these steps for individuals to influence policy around policing
Similar to the Episcopal Peace Fellowship issue above under PRAY, we wanted to have several options for people who wish to donate under one heading. Instead, all 4 donation options are scattered. If you can do this, great!
Becoming Beloved Community Where You Are A resource for individuals, congregations and communities seeking racial healing.
Black Visions Collective Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems.
Charleston, SC, report on changing racial discrimination in policing practices Racial Discrimination in Police Practices.
Contact your federal, state and local officials Learn how to contact your federal, state, and local elected leaders.
Episcopal Public Policy Network: 9 Actions on Police Reform Take action with Episcopalians around the world.
Ferguson, MO, report on community-based efforts to hold law enforcement accountable Investigation of the Ferguson, MO Police Department
Make Me An Instrument of Peace A civil discourse class from The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations, Department of Faith Formation, and ChurchNext.
New Era of Public Safety A guide to fair, safe, and effective Community policing.
Resources on Advocacy and Civic Engagement The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations.
Southern Poverty Law Center Do something. In the face of hatred, apathy will be interpreted as acceptance by the perpetrators, the public and — worse — the victims. Community members must take action; if we don’t, hate persists.
Speaking of Freedom A Letter to the Church from Kelly Brown Douglas, Stephanie Spellers and Winnie Varghese
The Science of Justice: Race, Arrests, and Police Use of Force Policing Equity’s project to provide national-level data and analyses on police behavior—to investigate racial disparities in use of force benchmarking against demographics of local arrest rates.
Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups By Craig Elliott, to assist people who identify as white and/or have white skin privilege in doing their shared work.
What Does Love Do? A brief guide to following the Way of Love in the midst of uncertainty, loss and pandemic.
Witness: See it. Film it. Change it. WITNESS helps people use video and technology to protect and defend human rights.
Donate to Victims’ Families and Bail Funds