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NEW JIM CROW THEOLOGY
Learn about today's New Jim Crow Theology and its theological ancestors Jim Crow Theology and Slaveholder Religion; and browse "New Jim Crow Theologians" (below) for information on the progenitors of today's New Jim Crow Theology.
Then, learn about the racial retrenchment of the white church after Brown v. Board of Education. You can also access documentation of the continuing perpetration of systemic racism by today's white church, and read biblically-sound expositions that refute New Jim Crow Theology. And lastly find a host of current-day racial equity topics with scholarly studies and videos in our Racial Equity Glossary.
Gain valuable perspective on the History of African Christianity and on the African American Church from subject-matter experts. Most importantly, access our Resources for the Repenting Church for evidence-based anti-racist training for individuals and church groups. And obtain expert help for churches that want to become an anti-racist or multicultural church or denomination.
Peruse our Racial Equity Blog for the White Church. Or, go to our Surveys, Resolutions, Recent History and Data page for recent public opinion surveys on religion in the U.S., recent resolutions on racial matters and recent racial progress by denomination. Find respected racial equity resources on our Racial Equity Resources page. And finally, look for current articles in the battle against the New Jim Crow Theology on our News page. You will find much more information on related topics on each page you visit.
Above all, though, we hope that this website will better inform the predominately white Church in the U.S. about its current racial sins. We hope to help to educate it on what repentance must equitably consist of and look like. And we hope this site will be used genuinely and generously as an instrument in the church's repentance. The white church departed from Christ on matters of interracial brotherly love centuries ago, but parts of it are seeking to find Him again. We hope this website will serve as a lighthouse toward that noble and long past-due end. And we hope that the white church in the U.S. will, without further delay, provide love demonstrated by equity to those it is still sinning against.
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Links to External Resources
In addition to the theological and related racial equity resources available on this site, we enthusiastically recommend Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove; The Third Reconstruction: The Story of Moral Mondays and the Fight to Fulfill Our Nation's Promise by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, and The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michele Alexander.