Tag: Racism

Waking Up White

“One of the most important books on race in recent memory.”

Presbyterian Outlook article … the experience of two congregations with the book …



Waking Up White the book



A reflection from Lafayette Richardson on Passages about prejudice and racism ….



What are your inner most feelings about people who are different?

Where, when and how do you believe these feelings were formed?

When does your inner most bias towards another race or person with a different skin color than you come out?

How has racism changed for you and those around you on this passage known as life?

America Love It & Live It: Values and Race

America the melting pot of many different people following their dreams of living in a land of freedom and opportunity. Jim tells about growing up in a conservative family with values that appreciates all people no matter their skin color.

James E. Wallis Jr.[1] (born June 4, 1948) is a Christian writer and political activist. He is best known as the founder and editor of Sojourners magazine and as the founder of the Washington, D.C.-based Christian community of the same name. Wallis is well known for his advocacy on issues of peace and social justice. Although Wallis actively eschews political labels, he describes himself as an evangelical and is often associated with the evangelical left and the wider Christian left. He worked as a spiritual advisor to President Barack Obama.[2] He is also a leader in the Red-Letter Christian movement.[3] Listen to Jim’s story on Passages as we reflect on values that makes our country great.

What are the values that you have and where did they come from? Who in your life helped shape your values?
Facing Racism: A Vision of the Beloved Community

Presbyterian Church Facing Racism

Racism is the opposite of what God intends for humanity. It is the rejection of the other, which is entirely contrary to the Word of God incarnate in Jesus Christ. Racism is a lie about our fellow human beings, for it says that some are less than others.

Over the Counter – A Mexican-American Encounter

Manuel shares a story on Survivors of working in his home town at a business and encounters racial/ethnic stereotyping that almost pushes him over the edge.  He keeps his cool!  Listen to him tell the story below on Survivors by clicking on the audio button.


On Passages we hear the story of another survivor from being punished in the public school for speaking his first language Spanish!  Roberto tells about discrimination and racism from his experience of growing up a Mexican-American by clicking on the audio button below.

My Immigration Story

Statistics do not tell the story of immigration. People do. Since its inception, this nation has been continually infused with the energy of newcomers. Yet their assimilation has seldom been smooth. The challenges we face today are not new. Only the stories are. SHARE YOUR STORY IMPORTANT NOTICE If you need legal advice on dealing…


What are your family stories in coming to the United States?  What are the similarities and differences that you find from the stories shared here on Survivors and Passages in living and growing up here?  Who are the Jew, the Gentile, the Greek, and the Samaritan stories of our day?


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