Churches’ silence on racism allows other influences to dominate the narrative, especially in the minds of our youth. Consider the young perpetrator of the mass shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church 5 years ago this week. We must coach our young people into becoming anti-racist. This resource from Princeton Theological Seminary centers the voices and stories of people of color, and asks not only social but theological questions.
From the resource:
“As youth ministers who journey with youth and young adults, how do we facilitate meaningful conversations about race? What constructive theological framework exists to begin a potentially charged dialogue with young people? How do we worship and journey with youth in communities that are broken or indifferent? In this issue of Engage, find theological frameworks, starting points for conversations about race and identity, and a litany for worship.”
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