Justice Awareness Archive

Justice Awareness - Archive

The ministry of Justice involves understanding those whose life experience is different from our own.

Join the Immanuel community in monthly Justice Awareness learning suggestions so that we are better able to live out Jesus' love for our neighbor, both as a community of faith and as individuals. 

Justice Awareness Resources:


October 2020

Confirmation Retreat

            
           

September 2020

Actions you can take this month to grow in awareness of faith and justice:

  1. Read I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown.  This autobiographical book is an accessible eye-opening account of growing up black, Christian, and female. Small Group Discussions are available. 
  2. Choose something else to read or watch from the list: Race & Justice Resources.

August 2020: Housing and Home Ownership

1. Watch a 60-minute Documentary: Jim Crow of the North

Are you familiar with Jim Crow Laws? They were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the southern United States. But northern states are not exempt from the long-lasting effects these laws have on people of color.Northern states also enacted laws that enforced segregation.View the PBS documentary Jim Crow of the North to learn about the history of segregation and housing in our city.

2. Read an article written by Phil Vischer of Veggie Tales fame. Phil shares his thoughts about how his family benefitted from racial segregation in housing: Racial Injustice has Benefited Me - A Confession

3. Do further research about racial covenanting and racial disparities in home ownership in the Twin Cities and Suburbs: 

4. Share your story:  How did your family end up in the Suburbs of the Twin Cities?  Go back a few generations to discover where and how your family of origin ended up obtaining, owning and selling real estate.  If you’d like to share any discoveries and “a-ha” moments send your story to kim@immanuel.us . Stories will be compiled to share with others.


July 2020: White Fragility, Book Discussion Groups

During the month of July Immanuel members are invited to read the book White Fragility: Why it's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo and to particpate in one of the small group discussions. 




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