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Member-compiled Resources For Anti-Racism in Theological Education

We thank the many CTS members who have helped gather these resources. If you have a resource you would like to add, or if you would like to help edit/update this document, please send an email to We welcome any contributions/corrections and are happy to update as needed.

Lists/Collections of Resources

Collection of anti-racism resources

Asians4RacialJustice Resources (the “Racial Justice & Resources Tab” has broad applications)

#BlackCatholicSyllabus curated by Tia Noelle Pratt

Gonzaga's page for mission/BLM (h/t Kevin Brown)

Helpful Books -- Theological

Carter, J. Kameron.  Race: A Theological Account.Oxford University Press, Oxford U.K. ; New York, 2008.

Laurie M. Cassidy and Alex Mikulich (editors), Interrupting White Privilege: Catholic Theologians Speak Out

James H. Cone, A Black Theology of Liberation

Cone, James H. God of the Oppressed.Orbis Books, Maryknoll, N.Y., 1997.

Cone, James H. The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Orbis Books, Maryknoll, N.Y., 2011.

Copeland, M. Shawn. Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being. Fortress Press, 2009. 

Copeland, M. Shawn et al (eds). Uncommon Faithfulness: The Black Catholic Experience. Orbis, 2013.

M. Shawn Copeland, Knowing Christ Crucified: The Witness of African American Religious Experience

M. Shawn Copeland, Discipleship in a Time of Impasse

Davis, Cyprian. The History of Black Catholics in the US. Herder & Herder, 1995.

Davis & Phelps (eds.). “Stamped With the Image of God”: African Americans as God’s Image in Black. Orbis, 2004. 

Douglas, Kelly Brown. The Black Christ. 1993.

Douglas, Kelly Brown.. Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York, 2015.

Joseph Drexler-Dries, Decolonial Love: Salvation in Colonial Modernit

Katie Grimes, Christ Divided: Antiblackness as Corporate Vice

Diana L. Hayes, Standing in the Shoes My Mother Made: A Womanist Theology

Diana L. Hayes and Cyprian Davis, Taking Down Our Harps: Black Catholics in the United States


Jeanine Hill Fletcher, The Sin of White Supremacy: Christianity, Racism, and Religious Diversity in America


Jennings, Willie J. The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. Yale UP. 2011.

Lloyd, Vincent W., and Andrew L. Prevot. Anti-Blackness and Christian Ethics. Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York, 2017.

Massingale, Bryan.  Racial Justice and the Catholic Church 

Pramuk, Christopher Hope Sings, So Beautiful

Prevot, Andrew L. Theology and Race: Black and Womanist Traditions in the United States. Brill, Leiden ; Boston, 2018.

Thurman, Howard. Jesus and the Disinherited 

Townes, Emilie. Embracing the Spirit 

Delores S. Williams, Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk

Helpful books -- Non-theological 

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Carol Anderson, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Barbara Applebaum, Being White, Being Good: White Complicity, White Moral Responsibility, and Social Justice Pedagogy

Angela Davis, Freedom Is A Constant Struggle

Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility

Ibram Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist 

Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race

George Yancy, White Self-Criticality beyond Anti-Racism

Helpful articles

Bryan Massingale’s June 2020 article on white privilege

Joseph S. Flipper, "The Ressourcement of Black Catholicism in Cyprian Davis, OSB,"  Modern Theology, 2019: 1-17.

James Cone, “Whose Earth is it Anyway?” Cross Currents.

Matthew Immergut and Laurel Kearns, “When Nature Is Rats and Roaches: Religious Eco-Justice Activism in Newark, NJ,” Journal for the Study of Religion, Natureand Culture 6, no. 2 (2012): 176-195.

Aruna Gnanadason, “The Integrity of Creation and Earth Community: An Ecumenical Response to Environmental Racism,” Union Seminary Quarterly Review 58, no. 1-2 (2004).

Willie J. Jennings,  “Disfigurations of Christian Identity: Performing Identity as Theological Method,” in Lived Theology: New Perspectives on Method, Style, and Pedagogy (eds. Marsh, Slade, Azaransky), Oxford (2017).

David M. Perry, “What to Do When Nazis are Obsessed with Your Field.” Pacific Standard, Sept. 6, 2017

Christopher M. Bellitto,  “Teaching the Crusades: Religion, Violence, and Mythistory.” Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 25 (2018): 159-65


Karen Teel, "Getting Out of the Left Lane: the Possibility of White Antiracist Pedagogy."


Karen Teel, "Whiteness in Catholic Theological Method" 


Jews, Christians and Muslims in Medieval and Early Modern Times 


Muslim and Christian Contact in the Middle Ages 


The Public Medievalist Special Series: Race, Racism and the Middle Ages  


Gonzaga University Flannery Lectures in Catholic Theology (hosted by the Religious Studies Department and the Flannery Chair in Catholic Theology)


Other Online Articles, Video Presentations, and Blogs

Helpful websites

Dismantling Racism website


Hispanic Theological Initiative Open Plaza

Daily Theology Category Archives: Racism


Video--the difference between being non-racist and anti-racist


Video--simple explanation of systemic racism in American history

11 Things You Can Do to Help Black Lives Matter End Police Violence

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