Look for ways to engage all ages in conversations about justice and responses to injustice.
Include the children of your church in fundraising projects for World Renew. At Sonlight CRC in Lynden, Washington, children (who are also part of the fundraising task force) have raised enough money through bake sales, donations at their birthday parties, Peter Fish collections, and Thanksgiving suppers to pay for 28 water wells in Nigeria. How might you partner with the children and youth in your church to serve and speak out for justice in your community and globally?
Refugees in the Bible is a ministry session aimed at children ages 7-12, and it can be adapted for younger children as well.
Let’s Talk about Privilege is a free resource written by Jane Genzink for the children in grades 1-5 in her church. Divided into three sessions, it covers the topics of privilege, people who are marginalized, and what it means to be a godly neighbor.
“Racism is our inheritance. It doesn’t have to be our legacy. But we had better do something about it,” says pastor Scott Neely. In his TEDx Talk What Will I Teach My Son? he shares his family history of white privilege, describes what he’s learned about racism, and explains the three things he’ll teach his children.
Parents looking for library books about refugees will appreciate this list of Ten Refugee Stories.