Do you want to address racism in your faith community, but you don’t know where to begin?
This eight-week program guides participants in telling the truth about the history of racism in the United States, that we might work toward true reconciliation with God and restoration with one another.
Regardless of whether your group is new to the topic, or if you’ve already taken our first program on racial equity, Faith and Racial Healing: Embracing Truth, Justice, and Restoration will guide your small group in the difficult but necessary conversation about our history of racism in the United States.
Goals for Faith and Racial Healing include:
Two volunteer facilitators are needed for Faith and Racial Healing. JustFaith Ministries provides strong facilitation support.
Faith & Racial Healing: Embracing Truth, Justice, and Restoration consists of a one-day retreat, eight 2½-hour sessions and an immersion experience.
There are three books used in the Faith and Racial Healing program – all available through our JustFaith Ministries Bookstore.
A comprehensive set of program promotion materials are provided.
The registration fee for Faith and Racial Healing is $225 plus books/resources for participants.
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- Comprehensive materials and session guides
- Facilitation guidance
- Retreat and Immersion guidance
- Adaptations for virtual groups
- Direct access to program staff for support
- 12-month access to program materials
Books & Resources
for Group Participants
Participant books/resources are sold separately through our JustFaith Ministries Bookstore. The cost for the books used in Faith and Racial Healing is approximately $40/person.
In order to save shipping and the environment, JustFaith Ministries ships books to groups (not to individuals).
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to take the racial justice programs in a particular order?
We recommend doing Faith and Racial Equity or Faith and Racial Healing before you do Faith and Racial Justice.
How do we talk about racism without causing a split in our church?
As Christians, we are called to speak truth and to stand in solidarity with the marginalized, even when there’s real risk involved. However, one of the primary reasons JustFaith Ministries developed this program is because we are well-aware of the tension around this issue, particularly in churches, and that a botched attempt at conversation or training can cause more harm than good. Faith and Racial Equity will teach your community the skills they need to engage in important conversations with deep listening and mutual respect. Also, this program comes with a facilitator training webinar, as well as live facilitation support. After having completed Faith and Racial Equity, you can not only expect your group have grown closer, but also to be better equipped to have hard conversations around any issue, no matter the subject matter.
What if our group is all white?
People of color often have the burden of teaching white people about racism. That’s a lot of pressure! For this reason, we designed these materials for small groups of any demographic. Experts of color have guided the JustFaith Ministries staff in choosing books, videos, and articles that highlight voices of color and speak truth about the reality of racism in our country.
Should one or both of the facilitators be a person of color?
Groups that are all white do not necessarily need a person of color as a co-facilitator. However, if your group is diverse, we recommend one of the facilitators be a person of color.