If you haven't yet had a look around the new Anti-Racism pages in the Resources section of the website, you will have missed the addition of a few new church-related resource links:
Beyond Colonial Anglicanism: The Anglican Communion in the Twenty-First Century edited by Ian T. Douglas Kwok Pui-Lan
First published in 2001, this collection of fifteen provocative essays by a cadre of international authors examines the nature and shape of the Communion today; the colonial legacy; economic tensions and international debt; sexuality and justice; the ecological crisis; violence and healing in South Africa; persecution and religious fundamentalism; the church amid global urbanization; and much more.
An Evening with The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers - webinar
The Episcopal Church Foundation hosts this conversation with Stephanie Spellers, canon to the presiding bishop (Episcopal Church USA) for evangelism, reconciliation and stewardship of creation.
The discussion centres around Canon Spellers’ latest book – The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for Beloved Community. Church Publishing Incorporated describes, “in this critical yet loving book, the author explores the American story and the Episcopal story in order to find out how communities steeped in racism, establishment, and privilege can at last fall in love with Jesus, walk humbly with the most vulnerable and embody beloved community in our own broken but beautiful way. The Church Cracked Open invites us to surrender privilege and redefine church, not just for the sake of others, but for our own salvation and liberation.”
Challenging Racist "British Columbia": 150 Years and Counting (2021) is an open-access, multi-media resource that documents how this recent cycle of anti-racist activism is part of a broader history of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities challenging white supremacy for over 150 years – particularly since 1871 when BC joined Canada.
In her charge to members of the 100th Synod, Bishop Anna commends to the diocese this important resource about the untold stories of our history here in BC.
Reclaiming My Theology with Brandi Miller
This podcast explores the unspoken and seemingly innocuous values that keep us all, oppressor and oppressed alike, from being free. Although centred primarily in the context of church life in the USA, this series has increasing resonance in the Canadian context.
There are lots of new links being added to the resource library every month. Visit often on your journey towards becoming an anti-racist. And be sure to let us know if you have come across something other Anglicans should know about.