Resources for Race Relations

African Americans: We've Come This Far by Faith: This informative book by Michelle Loyd-Paige and Eric Washington looks at African Americans—their culture and involvement in the Christian Reformed Church in North America and the blessings, opportunities, and challenges faced in belonging within the Reformed faith family.

Facing Racism DVD: The Facing Racism DVD, available from Faith Alive Christian Resources, was developed in cooperation other CRC agencies as a six-session series for groups who want this type of format. Session one covers kingdom diversity, session two makes it personal, session three shows and discusses racism in action, session four deals with how to dismantle racism, session five develops skills for reconciliation, and session six teaches us to be bearers of shalom.

God’s Diverse and Unified Family: This booklet is from the Committee to Articulate Biblical and Theological Principles for the Development of a Racially and Ethnically Diverse Family of God, a syndical study committee report published in 1996. It covers the background of racial and ethnic diversity in the CRC; biblical and theological principles for a racially and ethnically diverse family of God, including Reformed beliefs about Creation, Fall, and Redemption; and concludes with twelve core principles. Also available: Spanish

Latinos: The Next Wave: Author Pedro Aviles will help you see and understand what the Hispanic tsunami means for the church—both in challenges and opportunities.

Resources for Worship & Education about Racism: The staff of the Christian Reformed Church’s Office of Race Relations has compiled a list of resources to help congregations engage the issue of racism in preaching and worship.

See also our Racial Reconciliation Workshops page for information about our Dance of Racial Reconciliation and Widening the Circle workshops.