Spiritual resources about racism and the global protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death


Here are some of our resources about racism and the global protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death while being restrained by police in Minneapolis on May 25. We hope that you find them helpful. We thank you for all that you are doing to increase understanding in these times.

Salaam, Shalom, Shanti, Peace,
The Spirituality & Practice Team:
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Patricia Campbell Carlson
Keziah Grindeland
Susan Tracey

Practicing Democracy Blog
Exercising First Amendment Rights 
By Keziah Grindeland, Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said it well: “People have the right to protest — that’s what democracy is all about.” Here’s how to start getting educated and taking action.

Short & Sweet Spirituality Blog
Wisdom on Racism By Frederic Brussat
Dive into wisdom from African-Americans, Protestants, and others on confronting racism with activism, hope, love, and compassion.

Praying the News Blog
Tiny Prayers for Protests
By Micah Bucey, Much power can be packed into a single sentence. Here you will find blessings for protesters and those on whose behalf and in whose honor they protest.

Topic: Racism By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Recent outbreaks of racial bigotry and violence have jolted Americans and people of good will around the world. These many resources help bring perspective and understanding.

E-Course: Exploring The Fire Next Time and Between the World and Me – free study guide is also available.

Spiritual Literacy Blog America’s Moment of ReckoningBy Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
In the week following the death of George Floyd, philosopher and social critic Cornel West spoke out about this “public lynching” on such diverse media channels as Democracy Now! and Fox News.

Truth Seekers By David Cortright, his volume contains deep and wise readings from key figures on the theory and practice of nonviolence — from Mahatma Gandhi to Pope Francis. It is both inspiring and practical.
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