Join Us this Lent
We invite all NETWORK members and supporters to recommit to Racial Justice throughout Lent. We live in a society built on hundreds of years of oppressing People of Color in the United States. We are at a critical time for white people to do the work of racial justice, educating themselves and finding ways to act in solidarity with People of Color.
It is crucial that we confront our history and the ways racism continues today, including in our federal policies. While we created this resource particularly attuned to the work that white members of our Spirit-Filled Network must do to examine their white privilege and systemic racism, we hope that the faithful content and spiritual nourishment are valuable to the entire NETWORK community. For white participants, this Lenten resource will deepen your understanding of how race functions in our society and illuminate the extent of white supremacy in our political and economic structures.
The “Recommit to Racial Justice” Toolkit can be used individually or with a group, and we encourage you to share your experience with us over social media or via email. New content will be sent out via email every week, and published here on NETWORK’s website.
Join us for a Lenten practice that will challenge us to face the reality of racism individually and in our society.
Recommit to Racial Justice Guide
Additional Resources from NETWORK Community Calls:
During our first call on Friday, March 15, the following books were mentioned by participants and NETWORK staff as resources for learning more about race and racial justice. Thank you to all who joined our conversation!
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (this YouTube video is recording of the book being read aloud)
- Mindful of Race by Ruth King
- How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America by Karen Brodkin
- How the Irish Became White by Noel Ignatiev
- White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son by Tim Wise
During our second call on Friday, March 29, the book The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein was mentioned as an additional resource.