I will continue to stand in the breach together with all those who are committed to preserving peace, justice, and equality for every citizen of goodwill, regardless of their race, religion, gender or ethnic origin."
Archbishop Elpidophoros of America
Fr. John Chryssavgis speaks with a variety of clergy and laity, men and women, as well as a group of students, on racial justice and reconciliation. This series of interviews is intended to initiate and facilitate a broader conversation on these vital issues among Orthodox faithful and within Orthodox parishes.
- The New York Times featuring Neighborhood Resilience Project
- National Council of Churches, Anti-Racism Resources
- Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches, “Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches Condemns Racism and Violence, Calls for Prayer for Justice and Peace”
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Combatting Racism
- The Episcopal Church, Responding to Racist Violence
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Racial Justice
- United Methodist Church, United Methodists Stand Against Racism
- Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Facing Racism
- Reformed Church in America, Commission on Race and Ethnicity
- The Mennonite Church U.S.A., Statement on Racial Injustice
- Fr. Alexii Paisius Altschul, Wade in the River: The Story of the African Christian Faith, Kansas City, MO: Cross Bearers, 256 pages.
- Fr. Alexii Paisius Altschul (ed.), An Unbroken Circle: Linking Ancient African Christianity to the African-American Experience, University of Michigan, Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black, 1997, 193 pages
- Rev. D. Oliver Herbel, Turning to Tradition: Converts and the Making of an American Orthodox Church, New York NY: Oxford University Press, 2013, 256 pages.
- Nun Katherine Weston, Race, Identity, and Reconciliation, Transformative Wisdom, volume 2, Indianapolis IN: Weston Counseling, 2017, 84 pages.
- Nun Katherine Weston, Illumining Shame, anger, and Forgiveness, Transformative Wisdom, volume 3, Indianapolis IN: Weston Counseling, 2018, 98 pages.
- Dr. Albert Rossi, All is Well, Ancient Faith Publishing, 2020, 136 pages.
- Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow, New York : New Press, 2010, 312 pages.
- Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: Origins of our Discontent, New York: Random House, 2020, 496 pages.