Racial Justice Resources

Spiritual and Faith-Based Resources on Racial Justice and Anti-Racism

This is is a starting place.  If you have additional faith-based or spiritual resources or other suggestions to add to the list, please contact the Tucker Center, tucker.center@dartmouth.edu.


A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage, and Wisdom in any Moment by Spring Washam

Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community and Your World, by Thich Nhat Hanh

Dear Church: A Love Letter From A Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in America by Lenny Duncan

Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm by Kazu Haga

 I'm Still Here; Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

"On Being a Good Neighbor" Strength to Love by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Othering and Belonging: An Embodied Spiritual Practice" by John A. Powell in Deep Times 

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation by Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens et al.

"Religion and Race" by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming our Communities through Mindfulness by Rhonda Magee

 "The Souls of Poor Folk" (Poor People's Campaign Report, April 2018)

Reconciling All Things and series from the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School

Additional reading lists from campus partners:

Dartmouth Library Research Guide: Anti-Racism Resources

Learning about Race and Identity through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity

Racial Justice & Wellbeing Resource Guide from the Student Wellness Center


A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum:  Where Do We Go From Here?

Prophetic Resistance Summit keynote by Rabbi Sharon Brous

Race and Healing—The On Being Project, see especially: Imani Perri on the intersection of law, race culture and literature; writer Ta-Nehisi Coates; theologian and civil rights activist Vincent Harding; and angel Kyodo Williams an esteemed Zen priest and the second black woman recognized as a teacher in the Japanese Zen lineage

The Beautiful Struggle Understanding Racism and Transforming Words into Deeds by Ruha Benjamin, Association for Baha'i Studies, 2019

"The Spiritual Work of Black Lives Matter" by Patrisse Cullors and Robert Ross

The Weaponizing of 911 Calls against the Black Community  organized by CAIR with Dr. Kameela Rashad of the Muslim Wellness Foundation

Organizations involved in social justice and anti-racism from a faith perspective: