Articles of Interest from the Beloved Community Commission

Click on any of the links below to read the articles recommended by the Beloved Community.

“Q&A: Union of Black Episcopalians President Annette Buchanan”
An interview with the President of the Union of Black Episcopalians by Mary Frances Schjonberg in Episcopal News Service (© October 9, 2017).

Why I stopped talking about Racial Reconciliation and Started Talking about White Supremacy
From (© August 23, 2017).

 Church rebukes white supremacy but can’t ignore white privilege
Faith in America column by David Waters about how churches need to continue to address the issues of racism in USA Today Network Tennessee (© August 20, 2017).

“How to talk to your children about Charlottesville events”
Article about the value of helping children to cope with the news of the violence in Charlottesville and its aftermath by Megan Boehnke in USA Today Network Tennessee (© August 20, 2017).

What I Told My White Friend When He Asked For My Black Opinion On White Privilege
Lori Lakin Hutcherson, Contributor for (© July 18, 2016).

Tennessee Episcopalians Add To Growing Efforts To Honor Lynching Victims
Article about the June 7, 2017 memorial service for lynching victims at Fisk University and St. Anselm’s Episcopal Church in Nashville by David Paulsen in Episcopal News Service (© June 28, 2017).

Tennessee Weighs Whether To Form A Commission — Or Not — To Examine Brutality of Jim Crow
By Chas Sisk of Nashville Public Radio (© June 21, 2017)

A Resolution Condemning White Supremacy Causes Chaos at the Southern Baptist Convention
In-depth article about the evangelical denomination’s difficulty in dealing with the issue of white supremacy among its member churches by Emma Green in The Atlantic Magazine (© June 14, 2017).

Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of a Slave
From News.  This speech was said to have been delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712.  Lynch was a British slave owner in the West Indies. He was invited to the colony of Virginia in 1712 to teach his methods to slave owners there.  (© May 22, 2009).

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
Essay excerpted from Working Paper 189, by Peggy McIntosh, “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women’s Studies” (© 1988). Reprinted from Winter 1990 issue of Independent School.  Peggy McIntosh is associate director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women. The working paper contains a longer list of privileges.

We All Have Baggage

Myths About Slavery

Bitter Harvest–Slavery Isn’t History, and We’re Reaping it’s Fruit by Kimberly French