This is a very powerful exercise which has been used for decades to teach about racism. I highly recommend that you watch the video on the website before using this exercise with a class. You also may be able to find this video at your local library.
“Gain insight into over 125 books about African American life. In this forty-one-page annotated bibliography, you will find concise, informative summaries and bibliographical information on recent and classic books related to African Americans—history, life, Christianity, and ministry. Areas of specific focus include slave narratives, slave interviews, slave Christianity, slavery, emancipation, founding fathers of the African American Church, leading women of the African American church, African American church life, African American family life, biblical counseling, soul care, spiritual direction, spirituality, Christian living, multiculturalism, and African American fiction. The vast majority of the books were written by African American authors.”
“Afternoons with Dr. David Anderson is a vibrant radio show in Washington, D.C. that is insightful, spiritual, witty, and builds bridges across racial, political, and cultural lines, while handling real-time topics that are provocative, relevant, and yet handled with Dr. Anderson’s unique style of gracism.”
Resources to help you in your study of the Book of Acts. “The curriculum is designed to be used in support of existing schools, as well as by groups and individuals. It consists of three central elements: graphic-driven videos, printed instruction and internet resources.”
This training tool provided by buildingchurchleaders.com costs $15 through their website. It is a Word Document that contains a variety of resources and handouts.
“To identify colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from their own, U.S. News factors in the total proportion of minority students, leaving out international students, and the overall mix of groups. The data are drawn from each institution’s 2011-2012 school year student body.”
The following is a bibliography created by Dr. Peter Cha for a course at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School on “Developing Multi-ethnic Ministries”. He has graciously allowed us to post this treasure of excellent resources on our website.
“Immigration’s impact is often first seen in the classroom. The increasing diversity of the nation’s education system is the most detailed measure of where immigrants have settled in recent years. View demographic changes in more than 17,000 school districts across the nation — including your own.”
This resource is located at: http://www.amsa.org/div/shuffle.cfm Please Note: This group exercise is not necessarily based on biblical principles but we have included it in our resource section because we believe it may be helpful when used in conjuction with biblical training.
This one page resource gives a brief summary of eight “megathemes” in the Bible based on the biblical Greek and Hebrew terms agape, adelphos, basileia, koinonia, mishpat, shalom, and tsedeq.
Fascinating maps of 40 U.S. cities based on the 2000 Census data. Shows a small dot for every 25 people. Red = Anglo, Blue = African American, Yellow = Latino, Green = Asians. Quick and easy way to see the ethnic makeup of the neighborhoods in your city.
“ReNew’s online reporting system allows us to quickly and easily examine the data and disaggregate it by various groups on our campus. This has been invaluable for our leadership as we seek to grow in this area. I highly recommend this tool.”
The 20 questions in this quiz can help you get a quick, general sense of how much you know about God’s plan for the ethnos and His heart for ethnos relations.
Did you know that the Bible is filled with events that can help us learn about God’s plan for the “ethnos” (the biblical Greek word for nations or ethnic groups) and his heart for ethnic relations? The Ethnos Relations Timeline lists some of these events and the principles they can teach us.
Ethnos (eth’-nos) is the biblical Greek word for nations or ethnic groups. The 15 questions in this self-assessment tool can help you get a quick, general sense of how knowledgeable and experienced you are in the area of biblical ethnos relations.
“Using time-tested principles, Biblical and real-life role models, dramatic sketches and inspirational testimonies, Holistic Hardware focuses on the ten key tools that an individual needs to transform his circumstances and character”
This resource is located at: http://campusministry.com/2007/11/01/horatio-alger-exercise/
“The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is a statistically reliable, cross-culturally valid measure of intercultural competence adapted from the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity. “
Click here to view this resource A six page guide for college ministry leaders with suggestions for how to build bridges with Asian American, African American, Latino American, etc.
“The Invitation to Racial Righteousness is an experience that will challenge participants to move beyond language and knowledge of racial righteousness to a deeper place of personal awareness, responsibility, healing and action.”
Click here to read the letter Many people do not realize that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. worked very hard to extend a hand and work with Christians of other ethnicities. This letter to white clergymen who condemned his civil rights efforts is a good example of how he tried to reach out with grace and [...]
“DeYmaz’ show will include insight from influential leaders, like himself, to shed light on a fading belief that a diverse Christian society can be united through their faith alone.”
This training tool provided by buildingchurchleaders.com costs $15 through their website. It is a Word Document that contains a variety of resources and handouts on topics related to racial reconciliation by experts from around the country.
18 pages worth of books, seminars, and other resources on multi-ethnic topics created by the staff of the Evangelical Covenant’s Resource Center.
Luke packed Acts with essential stories, lessons, and principles for sorting through multi-ethnic issues–it is one of our greatest resources for promoting ethnic unity in the church. In the winter of 2009 I enjoyed taking a seminary course on Acts by Dr. Eckhard Schnabel, a top expert on the early church and the book of Acts. This is a list of commentaries, studies, atlases, etc. that he recommended to our class.
“A Good Samaritan Retreat creates a learning space within your church for your leaders and members to engage reconciliation both theologically and practically. Part of the retreat is a leadership training experience entitled Reconciliation 101. We now have available a free DVD of Reconciliation 101.”
“DeYmaz shows how the HUP more accurately and biblically applies to church planting, growth and development today. Models of engagement are also outlined and provided pointing the way to future effectiveness for all those who desiring to plant, pastor or lead local churches for the sake of the gospel in an increasingly diverse and cynical society.”
This resource is located at: http://www.uww.edu/learn/diversity/stephistoryprivilege.php Please Note: This group exercise is not necessarily based on biblical principles but we have included it in our resource section because we believe it may be helpful when used in conjuction with biblical training.
An interactive map showing the increase in the number of Latinos in the U.S.
Many people are surprised to learn how often the Bible talks about ethnic groups and “ethnic relations” (i.e. how people of different ethnicities should view and treat one another). If we look at the Bible in its original languages we find that the Hebrew word goy and the Greek word ethnos were used very frequently. These two words are typically translated into English as “nations” or “Gentiles” but their meaning was very close to our modern understanding of “ethnic groups”. This resource contains a few of the many passages that teach us about God’s heart for ethnic relations and people of all ethnic groups. Some of the verses contain goy or ethnos (the words are highlighted) and others teach principles that have direct implications for ethnic relations.
click here to view this resource An excellent list of 20 books with brief reviews. From their website: The question is often raised regarding books to look at in order to find more information on addressing issues of diversity from a Christian worldview. This bibliography, though no means exhaustive, provides a starting point for exploring [...]