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New Book Highlight
The collection at Sage Library is rich in resources relating to doing the necessary work to move towards a more just world.
The full display of New Books can be found on the main level of Sage Library in front of the Circulation desk.
Bonhoeffer's black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an ethic of resistance by
Publication Date: 2020-04-01
Dietrich Bonhoeffer publicly confronted Nazism and anti-Semitic racism in Hitler's Germany. The Reich's political ideology, when mixed with theology of the German Christian movement, turned Jesus into a divine representation of the ideal, racially pure Aryan and allowed race-hate to become part of Germany's religious life. Bonhoeffer provided a Christian response to Nazi atrocities. In this book author Reggie L. Williams follows Bonhoeffer as he defies Germany with Harlem's black Jesus. The Christology Bonhoeffer learned in Harlem's churches featured a black Christ who suffered with African Americans in their struggle against systemic injustice and racial violence-and then resisted. In the pews of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, under the leadership of Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., Bonhoeffer absorbed the Christianity of the Harlem Renaissance. This Christianity included a Jesus who stands with the oppressed rather than joins the oppressors and a theology that challenges the way God can be used to underwrite a union of race and religion. Bonhoeffer's Black Jesus argues that the black American narrative led Dietrich Bonhoeffer to the truth that obedience to Jesus requires concrete historical action. This ethic of resistance not only indicted the church of the German Volk, but also continues to shape the nature of Christian discipleship today.
Fearless dialogues: a new movement for justice by
Publication Date: 2017-11-10
Drawing on all the community's collective voices from doctors to drug dealers, Fearless Dialogues is a groundbreaking program that seeks real solutions to problems of chronic unemployment, violence, and hopelessness. In cities around the United States and now the world, the program's founder, Gregory C. Ellison, and his team create conversations among community members who have never spoken to one another, the goal of which are real, implementable, and lasting changes to the life of the community. These community transformations are based on both face-to-face encounters and substantive analysis of the problems the community faces. In Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice, Ellison makes this same kind of analysis available to readers, walking them through the steps that must be taken to find common ground in our divided communities and then to implement genuine and lasting change.
How to be an antiracist by
Publication Date: 2019-08-13
Kendi follows up his National Book Award-winning and New York Times best-selling Stamped from the Beginning by drawing on ethics, history, law, and science, not to mention personal narrative, to consider what an antiracist society might look like. Not colorblind, not nonracist, but antiracist; like a self-help book for society at large. Get ready to discuss.
Legacy: trauma, story and Indigenous healing by
Publication Date: 2019-03-19
Five hundred years of colonization have taken an incalculable toll on the Indigenous peoples of the Americas: substance use disorders and shockingly high rates of depression, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions brought on by genocide and colonial control. With passionate logic and chillingly clear prose, author and educator Suzanne Methot uses history, human development, and her own and others' stories to trace the roots of Indigenous cultural dislocation and community breakdown in an original and provocative examination of the long-term effects of colonization. But all is not lost. Methot also shows how we can come back from this with Indigenous ways of knowing lighting the way.
Outside the lines: how embracing queerness will transform your faith by
Publication Date: 2018-07-01
Mihee Kim-Kort is a wife, a mom, and a Presbyterian minister. And she's queer. But instead of pushing her away from God, her queerness has brought her closer to Jesus and taught her how to love better. Outside the Lines shows us how God, in Jesus, loves us in a queer and radical way. Whenever we love ourselves and our neighbors with the boundary-breaking love of God, we live out queer spirituality in the world. With a captivating mix of personal story and biblical analysis, Outside the lines shows us how each of our bodies fits into the body of Christ, outside the lines and without exceptions.
Racism after apartheid: challenges for Marxism and anti-racism by
Publication Date: 2019
Racism after Apartheid, brings together leading scholars and activists from around the world studying and challenging racism. In eleven thematically rich and conceptually informed chapters, the contributors interrogate the complex nexus of questions surrounding race and relations of oppression as they are played out in the global South and global North. Their work challenges Marxism and anti-racism to take these lived realities seriously and consistently struggle to build human solidarities.
A suitable enemy: racism, migration and Islamophobia in Europe by
Publication Date: 2009
Liz Fekete is a leading authority on issues of racism, Islamophobia and national security legislation. 'A Suitable Enemy' draws on 16 years of research to present a comprehensive overview of EU immigration, asylum, race and security policies.
Understanding white privilege: creating pathways to authentic relationships across race by
Publication Date: 2012-12-12
Knowingly and unknowingly we all grapple with race every day. Understanding White Privilege delves into the complex interplay between race, power, and privilege in both organizations and private life. It offers an unflinching look at how ignorance can perpetuate privilege, and offers practical and thoughtful insights into how people of all races can work to break this cycle. Based on thirty years of work in diversity and colleges, universities, and corporations, Frances Kendall candidly invites readers to think personally about how race - theirs and others' - frames experiences and relationships, focusing squarely on white privilege and its implications for building authentic relationships across race. This much-anticipated revised edition includes two full new chapters, one on white women and another extending the discussion on race. It continues the important work of the first, deepening our knowledge of the recurring history on which cross-race relationships issues exist. Kendall's book provides readers with a more meaningful understanding of white privilege and equips them with strategies for making personal and organizational changes.
Anti-racist ally: an introduction to activism and action by
Call Number: HT1521 .W537 2021
Publication Date: 2021-02-16
In this essential guide, Sophie Williams, goes beyond her popular Instagram @officialmillennialblack, providing sharp, simple, and insightful steps anyone can take to be a better ally in the fight against racism. While the book's focus is on race, it also touches on sexism, classism, ableism, oppression, and white supremacy.
Jesus and the disinherited by
Call Number: BS2417.S7 T5 1996
Publication Date: 1996-11-30
Famously known as the text that Martin Luther King Jr. sought inspiration from in the days leading up to the Montgomery bus boycott, Howard Thurman's Jesus and the Disinherited helped shape the civil rights movement and changed our nation's history forever. In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-1981) demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of His life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism. Hatred does not empower--it decays. Only through self-love and love of one another can God's justice prevail.
Not quite not white: losing and finding race in America by
Call Number: E184.S69 S46 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-28
At the age of 12, Sharmila Sen emigrated from India to the U.S. The year was 1982, and everywhere she turned, she was asked to self-report her race - on INS forms, at the doctor's office, in middle school. Never identifying with a race in the India of her childhood, she rejects her new "not quite" designation - not quite white, not quite black, not quite Asian -- and spends much of her life attempting to blend into American whiteness. But after her teen years trying to assimilate--watching shows like General Hospital and The Jeffersons, dancing to Duran Duran and Prince, and perfecting the art of Jell-O no-bake desserts--she is forced to reckon with the hard questions: What does it mean to be white, why does whiteness retain the magic cloak of invisibility while other colors are made hypervisible, and how much does whiteness figure into Americanness? Part memoir, part manifesto, Not Quite Not White is a searing appraisal of race and a path forward for the next not quite not white generation --a witty and sharply honest story of discovering that not-whiteness can be the very thing that makes us American.
Radical belonging: how to survive and thrive in an unjust world by
Call Number: BF697 .B2426 2020
Publication Date: 2020-11-10
Lindo Bacon, author of the highly regarded and consistently selling titles Body Respect and Health at Every Size, returns with another groundbreaking book that explores the deep ramifications people experience when "othered" in society and provides a guide for creating a world where all bodies are valued and everyone belongs.
Radical welcome: embracing God, the other, and the spirit of transformation by
Call Number: BV4921.2 .S68 2006
Publication Date: 2006-08-01
A theological, inspirational, and practical guide for congregations that want to move beyond diversity and inclusion to present a vision for the church of the future: one where the transforming gifts, voices, and power of marginalized cultures and groups bring new life to the mainline church.
Subverting hatred: the challenge of nonviolence in religious traditions by
Call Number: BL65.V55 S83 2007
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
"Religious rivalries have been at the root of many human conflicts throughout history. Representatives of nine world religions offer Insights Into the teachings of nonviolence within their tradition, how practice has often fallen short of the ideals, and how they can overcome the contagion of hatred through a return to traditional teachings on nonviolence."--BOOK JACKET.
This is the fire: what I say to my friends about racism by
Call Number: E185.615.L46 T45 2021
Publication Date: 2021-03-16
The host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon is more popular than ever. As America's only Black prime-time anchor, Lemon and his daily monologues on racism and antiracism, on the failures of the Trump administration and of so many of our leaders, and on America's systemic flaws speak for his millions of fans. Now, in an urgent, deeply personal, riveting plea, he shows us all how deep our problems lie, and what we can do to begin to fix them. Beginning with a letter to one of his Black nephews, he proceeds with reporting and reflections on his slave ancestors, his upbringing in the shadows of segregation, and his adult confrontations with politicians, activists, and scholars. In doing so, Lemon offers a searing and poetic ultimatum to America. He visits the slave port where a direct ancestor was shackled and shipped to America. He recalls a slave uprising in Louisiana, just a few miles from his birthplace. And he takes us to the heart of the 2020 protests in New York City. As he writes to his young nephew: We must resist racism every single day. We must resist it with love.
Voices from the ancestors: Xicanx and Latinx spiritual expressions and healing by
Call Number: BL625.7 .V65 2019
Publication Date: 2019-10-08
Reclaiming and reconstructing one's spirituality based on non-Western epistemologies is central to the process of decolonization. Voices from the Ancestors brings together reflective writings and spiritual practices by Chicanx, Latinx, and Afro-Latinx womxn and male allies in the United States who seek to heal from the historical traumas of colonization by returning to ancestral traditions and knowledge.
Wasáse: indigenous pathways of action and freedom by
Call Number: E98.C89 A54 2009
Publication Date: 2005-08-01
This book traces the journey of those Indigenous people who have found a way to transcend the colonial identities which are the legacy of their history and live as Onkwehonwe, original people.
Access Services and Reference Librarian
Anti-Racism work at NBTS
NBTS Anti-Racism Transformation Team
In 2007, in an effort to promote understanding and confront some of the subtle, and overt forms of racism, the Seminary took the bold step of forming an Anti-Racism Transformation Team (ARTT). This team is comprised of students, alumni/ae, faculty and trustees.
The Shelter Project
The SHELTER podcast is an intervention that grew out of an emergency aid and public humanities collaboration between New Brunswick Theological Seminary, Rutgers University, coLAB Arts New Brunswick, and the Reformed Church of Highland Park-Affordable Housing Corporation, made possible by the generous funding of the Henry Luce Foundation.
Anti-Racism Digital Library
The Anti-racism Digital Library serves as a clearinghouse for anti-racism related resources.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Atla LibGuide
A guide for resources on diversity, equity and inclusion maintained by the Atla DEI Committee.
Homosaurus Vocabulary Site
Homosaurus provides a linked data framework for searching databases worldwide. Check the vocabulary list to help you identify searchable terms.
IUPUI- Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Our collective goal is to instill diversity into our institution's consciousness; reinforce it with equity and excellence through our policies, practices and programs; and prepare all members of the community for a multicultural world.
Talking About Race
Talking about race is not easy, although hard, is necessary. We are here to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.
United Nations - Fight Racism
Every day, each and every one of us can stand up against racial prejudice and disrespectful attitudes. Let’s build a world beyond racism and discrimination, where we all exercise our human rights.
Anti-Racist Reading Collective for Justice
Anti-Racist Reading Collective for Justice (ARRC for Justice)
The Anti-Racist Reading Collective for Justice supports people who come together to establish critical, authentic discussions of books and other texts and to achieve transformative change through actions that combat racism. Form a group. Invite your friends, family, co-workers, or community members. Engage in critical dialogue around texts and take action to stop racism and oppression in all forms and in all spaces.