Intersections of Spirituality, Anti-racism, Social Justice, & Practice

These are a few resources you might find helpful as a starting place. We will be adding to and updating these resources periodically; we hope you that will revisit this page. If you have additional spiritual and faith-based suggestions to add to the list, please contact Kate Holbrook in the Chaplain's Office.


Kazu Haga on Healing Resistance
CIIS Public Programs

27: Rhonda Magee: The Inner Work of Racial Justice (Contemplative)
The Courageous Life

#227 Race is not Tangential to Meditation with Rhonda V. Magee (Contemplative)
Ten Percent Happier

Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas: Joy in being divine & Queering Faith (Christian)
Joy + Revolution

Righteous Black Anger with Dante Stewart (Christian, Black Church Tradition)
Pass the Mic

My Anger, God's Righteous Indignation: Willie Jennings (Christian)
For the Life of the World (Yale Divinity School)

Black Buddhist Panel on Dharma, Community, and Activism (Buddhist)
The Lion's Roar Podcast

Healing Systemic Racism with Lama Rod Owens (Buddhist, Contemplative)
The Now Age

Dr. Kamilah Majied on Privilege, Human (Contemplative)
Voices of Esalen

Waking up to the Distortion of Racism - Bonus talk with Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Buddhist Sensei
Ten Percent Happier

Navigating life in my own skin by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Buddhist Sensei
Meditative Story

#44 Loving, Living, Learning: A Liberated Life Talk with Rev. angel Kyodo williams (Buddhist)
Black Girl in Om Podcast

The World is Our Practice Field with Rev. angel Kyodo williams (Buddhist)
On Being

Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence with Resmaa Menakem
On Being

The Spiritual Work of Black Lives Matter with Patrisse Cullors + Robert Ross
On Being

Community Organizing as Spiritual Practice with Rami Nashaibi and Lucas Johnson
On Being

Venerable Pannavati: Hearing the Cries of the World and Responding with Compassion (Buddhist)
Mindful U Podcast
October 7, 2019

Brené with Austin Channing Brown on I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

For a Just World: Sacred Conversations to End Racism
United Church of Christ

For a Just World: Sacred Conversations to End Racism
with Rev. Jaymn Wooten

The Liturgist - Black History is Black History Series (Christian, Liberation Theology)
Episode: James Cone, Theologian (Feb. 22, 2020)

The Liturgist - Black History is Black History Series
Episode: James Baldwin (Feb. 19. 2020)

The Liturgist - Black History is Black History Series
Episode: Black History: Malcom X (Feb. 17, 2020)

Black Liberation Theology, in its Founder's Words (Christian, Liberation Theology)
James Cone (March 13, 2008)

Podcasts by people BIPOC, lifted up by Showing up for Social Justice-Faith:

Showing up for Social Justice- Faith Podcasts (Christian)

Water Is Life Winona LaDuke
Dropping In

Mystics Soul Project Podcast
Mystic Soul Project: POC mysticism, activism, & healing

Teologia Sin Vergüenza
(Theology without Sin)
Series 1 (21 Episodes)
Teología Sin Vergüenza es un podcast para dar a conocer personas que son descaradamente Cristianas o teólogas y también descaradamente activistas y/o personas cuir. Estas personas le dan lenguaje teológico a la resistencia feminista cuir que ha sido excluida de los discursos Cristianos patriarcales. En este podcast encontrarás herramientas para defenderte de discursos cristianos opresivos y para adelantar las agendas para la liberación de las personas marginalizadas por razón de su género, identidad y orientación sexual. Somos las sinvergüenzas, producimos teología que hace venir la justicia. ¿Eres tú una de nosotras?

Podcasts: Practices and Meditations

Race and Healing: A Body Practice with Resmaa Menakem
On Being

The Way of Tenderness Retreat Day One - Awakening the Heart by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel (Buddhist)
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio

The Way of Tenderness Retreat Day Two -Oneness Itself by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel (Buddhist)
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio

The Way of Tenderness Retreat Day Three - I can Breath by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel (Buddhist)
Brooklyn Audio Center Audio

Guided Practice w/Lama Rod Owens: Identifying Anger (1 of 5) (Buddhist, Contemplative)
The Awaken Podcast

Guided Practice w/Lama Rod Owens: The Mental Experience of Anger (2 of 5) (Buddhist, Contemplative)
The Awaken Podcast

Guided Practice w/Lama Rod Owens: Exploring Anger in the body (3 of 5) (Buddhist, Contemplative)
The Awaken Podcast

Guided Practice w/Lama Rod Owens: The Pain beneath Anger (4 of 5) (Buddhist, Contemplative)
The Awaken Podcast

Guided of Practice w/Lama Rod Owens: Energy of Anger (5 of 5) (Buddhist, Contemplative)
The Awaken Podcast

Bonus Guided Meditation with Lama Rod Owens: The Magic of Skin (Buddhist, Contemplative)
The Awaken Podcast





Practices/Meditations: Teaching for Uncertain Times

Tricycle, Buddhist Magazine (2017)

Qigong Sound Healing with QiGong Master Mingtong Gu (Wisdom Healing Qigong)
Grief and Healing of Loss- Personal and Collective

Courageous and Just
"The very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Theologian in Residence at Trinity Church Wall St., and Austin Channing Brown, Author of Trinity's Theologian in Residence, the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Seminary, today launched a new video series with an interview with Austin Channing Brown, author of 'I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness.' Brown shares insights from her book and her life about what it means to embrace blackness, reimagine self-identity outside of the framework of white supremacy, and how she is now preparing her one-year old son to both 'love and resist.'"

The Inner Work of Racial Justice
Rhonda Magee

A Mindful Approach to Race and Social Justice
Rhonda Magee

The Beautiful Struggle Understanding Racism and Transformation Words into Deeds
Ruha Benjamin, Associate for Baha'i Studies, 2019

Where Spirit and Action Meet Clip (Buddhist)
Rev. Zenjyu Earthlyn Manuel

Mindfulness and Racial Bias
Rhonda Magee

Healing Race in America (Contemplative)
Rhonda Magee and Eldra Jackson III

Radical Dharama (Buddhist)
Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Religion & Violence: James Cone (Christian, Liberation Theology)
Trinity Church Wall St.

Black Theology & Black Power (Christian, Liberation Theology)
Prof. James Cone Yale Divinity School April, 20 1997

It's Not About Love After All (Buddhist)
Rev. angel Kyodo williams
"Rev. angel Kyodo williams notes, 'Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.'"

A Womanist Queer Theology (Christian)

To Redeem the Soul of America (Christian, Catholic)
Fr. Brian N. Massingale, S.J. 2017

Journey to Liberation: The Legacy of Womanist Theology (Christian)
Union Theological Seminary
"In this film, filmmaker Anika Gibbons '13 takes a deeper look at the radical spirituality and scholarship within the lives of the founding mothers of Womanist theology and Womanist ethics. She focuses on their significance as African-American theology and history, and on the role played by Union in that founding."

Magi's of Justice (Christian, Catholic, Jesuit)
Fr. Bryan N. Massingale, S.J.

Intersectionality as a Jewish Practice (Jewish)
Yavilah McCoy Avodah

Intersectional Jewish Social Justice: Dismantling Racism and Antisemitism as an Unapologetic Black Jewish Womanist Leader Yavilah McCoy

Radical Dharama (Buddhist)
Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Struggle and Hopelessness: Responding to Oppression and Embracing Hopelessness (Christian)
Miguel De La Torre


National Movements

Poor People's Campaign

Black Lives Matter

No More Deaths - No Más Muertes

Sanctuary Movement

Revolutionary Love Project: National Initiative that Champions the Ethic of Love in Movements for Justice

Water is Life
Mní Wičóni


Spiritual and Faith-Based Organizations on Racial, Anti-Racism, and Social Justice

The Nap Ministry: Rest as Resistance @thenapministry

Sikh Coalition:Working towards the realization of civil and human rights for all people.

Muslim Arc Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative

Inner-Center Muslim Action Network

Resources on Police Brutality, Protest, and the Black Lives Matter Movement

T'Ruah The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

Bend the Ark: A Jewish Partnership for Justice

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice Resources

Religious Action Center Reform Judaism

Hindu Communities that are fearlessly working towards a more just and peaceful world, driven by the values of social justice at the heart of our faith.

Showing up for Racial Justice (Christian)

Faith Matters (Christian, Womanist)

Faith Action Network (Christian)

Faith in Action: Responding to Racial Injustice (Christian, Catholic, Jesuit)

Racial Justice Resources from United Church of Christ (Christian, Protestant)

The Episcopal Church, "Racial Reconciliation" (Christian, Protestant)

Evangelicals for Social Change (Christian, Evangelical Protestant)

Network of Spiritual Progressives

Fellowship of Reconciliation (Interfaith, Peace)

Unitarian Universalist Spiritual Practices for Social Justice



Sapelo Square (Muslim, Black Muslim)

Sojourners: faith in action for social justice (Christian, Ecumenical Evangelical Progressive)

Tikkun: The Prophetic Jewish, Interfaith & Secular Voice to Heal and Transform the World

Lions Roar: Buddhist Wisdom for Our Time (Buddhist)

Christian Century (Christian, Ecumencial)

America Magazine (Christian, Catholic, Jesuit)


May Disrupting Anti-Black Racism Never Cease
Kamhilah Majiled

On Being a Good Neighbor
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Souls of Poor Folk

Racism is a sickness of the soul. Can Jesuit Spirituality help heal us?
Brian N. Massingale, SJ

Centers, Databases, & Archives

Center for Religion and Civic Culture (USC)

Berkley Center: Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs (Georgetown)

The Black Theology Project

Howard Thurman Digital Archive



Radical Dharama: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation (Buddhist)
Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Jasim Syedullah, Rod Owens

The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness
Rhonda V. Magee

Being Black: Zen and the art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace (Buddhist)
Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger (Buddhist)
Lama Rod Owens

Sanctuary: A Meditation on Home, Homelessness and Belonging (Buddhist)
Rev. Zenju Eathlyn Manuel

Grieving While Black: An Antiracist Take on Oppression and Sorrow (Buddhist)
Breeshia Wade

Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us
Pamela Ayo Yettunde & Cheryl A Giles, eds.

Perfectly Ordinary: Buddhist Teachings for Everyday Life
Alex Kakuyoo

I'm Still here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
Austin Channing Brown

Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US (Christian)
Lenny Duncan

We are Called to Be a Movement (The Poor Peoples Campaign)
Rev. Dr. William Barber

Jesus and the Disinherited
Howard Thurman

Black Theology & Black Power (Christian, Liberation Theology)
James Cone

God of the Oppressed (Christian, Liberation Theology)
James Cone

The Cross and the Lynching Tree (Christian, Liberation Theology)
James Cone

Anti-Blackness and Christian Ethics
Vincent W. Lloyd and Andrew Prevot, eds

Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God (Christian)
Kelly Brown Douglas

The Autobiography of Malcom X
Alex Haley

Letter from Birmingham Jail
Martin Luther King Jr.

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love
Valerie Kaur (Sikh background)

God is Red: A Native View of Religion (Native American)
Vine Deloria, Jr. (Standing Rock Sioux)

Katie's Cannon (Womanist Theology, Christian)
Katie Geneva Cannon

Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm
Kazu Haga

Womanist Ethics and Cultural Production of Evil
Emilie M. Townes

Latina/Latinio Social Ethics: Moving Beyond Eurocentric Moral Thinking
Miguel A. De La Torre

Teología de la liberación (Christian, Liberation Theology)
Gusatvo Gutiére

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living
Pema Chödrön

The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Buddhist)
Pema Chödrön

Shalom and the Community of Creation (Native American, Christian)
Randy Woodley

There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice through Jewish Law and Tradition (Jewish)
Rabbi Jill Jacobs

Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On Guide to doing Social Justice in your Jewish Community (Jewish)
Rabbi Jill Jacobs

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

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

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