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The UCC’s The Cross & the Lynching Tree

Beloved of God,

Thank you for your interest in the JLCM Zoom Webinar: The Cross and the Lynching Tree, as moderated by Rev. Dr. Velda Love on May 31, 2020.
A recording of the panel discussion including the sermon by Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III will be available on this YouTube playlist.

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We mentioned so many resources and ways to connect over the course of the webinar.  The panelists mentioned, or recommended, the following resources for further learning, study, and action.
• Brown Douglas, Kelly, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God, Books, (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2015).
• Cone, James H., The Cross and the Lynching Tree, (New York, NY: Orbis Books, 2011
• DiAngelo, Robin, What Does It Mean To Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy, (Peter Lang Publishing, 2012).
• DiAngelo, Robin,  White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People to Talk About Racism, (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2018).
• Roediger, David R., Working Toward Whiteness: How America’s Immigrants Became White, The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs, (New York, NY: Basic Books, 2005).
• Ibram, Kendi X., Stamped From The Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, (New York, NY: Nation Books, 2015).
• Baptist, Edward E., The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, (New York, NY: Basic Books, 2014).
A Conversation with White People on Race
Africa’s Great Civilizations Amazon Prime Video

Several action steps were named as something for you to be aware of:

1. Know your rights at demonstrations and protests
2. Take steps to demand an end to Stand Your Ground laws
3. Protect voting rights within your states: Our Faith Our Vote 2020

You can watch the sermon directly by Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III here.

Please look and familiarize yourself and your congregation to what is new and emerging with the Sacred Conversations to End Racism.

With Peace,
Justice and Local Church Ministries
The United Church of Christ

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