As people of faith we believe that all people deserve equal treatment and respect. Therefore, in these turbulent times we need to learn how we arrived at this point in time; to reflect inwardly on our own prejudices and perhaps more importantly, to understand what we can do to bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice.
The first step when surprised by events or perspectives that may shake our view of society is to understand the journey that others have had to take; the situation from which they come and the pain that they feel.
In an attempt to help each of us more completely understand the current era in which we live, we have collected articles, movies, podcasts, videos and books that seek to provide both facts and perspective on the topic of racial justice and equality, historic economic and social facts and then perspectives from Blacks on how these facts have resulted in a system that places barriers inhibiting their personal initiative. To try and provide a perspective of the many issues that have led us to this point in time we have pulled together a series of videos, podcasts, articles and books that help provide insights around three broad questions or themes:
Theme 1 Do we understand what happened to the freed slaves after the Civil War and during the Jim Crow years and the road that Blacks have had to walk for the past 160 years?
Theme 2 Have there been barriers erected in our society that inhibit the initiative of Blacks?
Theme 3 Reflections a half century later—after the “Letter from Birmingham Jail”.
We hope you will take some time each month to learn from the articles, presentations, podcasts, books and movies that we share. Additionally we will organize presentations on each theme.