Faith Communities Address Diversity and Racial Justice
Learn from this conversation about racial justice and why people of faith should be engaged in working towards an equitable America. Guests James McKim, Liz Miller, and Parker Garrett represent three faith communities addressing diversity and racial injustice.
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism, Robin DiAngelo
- I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, Austin Channing Brown
- So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo
- Beloved Community Story Sharing Introductory Booklet – talking with each other about faith, race, and difference
- White Privilege – Let’s Talk, a curriculum for small group conversations
- Episcopal Church’s Framework for Anti-Racism Training
- What resources look like on a congregation’s website
- Lots of resources collated by the Episcopal Church
- The United Church of Canada, Acknowledging Traditional Territory in Worship
- Goffstown, NH Courageous Community Conversations
About the Presenters
Parker Garrett is a full-time youth minister in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. In the diocese and at her congregation, she works with teenagers and older members of the community to learn and share stories of the Beloved Community.
James McKim is a member of St. Matthew’s Church in Goffstown, NH where he co-chairs the Social Justice Committee. In 2010 James became chair of the NH Diocesan Anti-Racism Committee, which he renamed the Diversity Committee to address the root cause of racism: intolerance of diversity. James currently serves as the Chair of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council on Anti-Racism, where he is bringing structure to the Church’s fight to bring about racial justice and reconciliation.
Rev. Liz Miller is the Pastor of Edgewood United Church (United Church of Christ) in E Lansing, MI. Originally from California, she previously served a congregation in Connecticut. Liz is the lead Racial Justice Training facilitator for the Michigan Conference of the United Church of Christ, offering training for clergy, lay leaders, and congregations across the state.