The collection of resources here are written by Alliance partners to be used in Alliance congregations, ministry settings, or personally. If you would like to add a resource to this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are looking for a previously published resource, please contact email@example.com.
From The Community for Justice in Palestine and Israel (2023)
At the 2023 Annual Meeting, the Alliance body adopted a Statement on Israel and Palestine. For several months before adopting the statement, JPI gathered a list of resources (articles, videos, and videos) and offered informational sessions to help inform our body. This list of resources was shared by the JPI community in the spring of this year. We offer them to you now in response to our recent reflection on the violence in Palestine and Israel.
You can access these resources HERE.
Michael Williamson | Fall 2022
DOWNLOAD: Hunger News & Hope Fall 2022
This watercolor series offers an artist’s response to the murder of George Floyd, the many violent acts in years past, and the current cries of people calling for justice.
DOWNLOAD: “Transforming Injustice” Watercolor Series Narrative
VIDEO: MP4 Video
Adam Bray, Chloe Schwabe, and Christy Merrick | Jan 09, 2020
DOWNLOAD: Just Climate 2008
By NC Council of Churches
Welcome to Acts of Faith: Free Lectionary Resources for Prophetic Worship from the NC Council of Churches. We offer these free lectionary resources because we believe that this project helps to fill a vital need in our communities of faith: local, prophetic worship resources. Acts of Faith is a tool for pastors and worship leaders as they seek to integrate the biblical theme of shalom and the language of justice into their communal life of worship.
Acts of Faith addresses many different themes each liturgical year. The themes chosen for inclusion reflect the Council’s focus areas of work. Each topic contains additional Scriptural texts; preaching aids – including Scripture commentary and reflection written by a North Carolina pastor or other religious leader; worship resources such as prayers, litanies, and hymn suggestions; and issue-based statistics and facts. Most units also contain a personal vignette by or about a North Carolinian directly affected by the issue.
EXPLORE: Lectionary-Based Social Justice Worship Resource
Sandra Smith and Chris Copeland | Mar 19, 2018
For those who want to take their exploration of the Enneagram deeper, HEART OF THE ENNEAGRAM and the accompanying podcast facilitate the opening of the heart, a liberating act that releases limitation and fear and expands gratefulness and compassion.
PURCHASE: Heart Of The Enneagram Book
Laura R. Levens | Aug 30, 2017
Maybe you have read Reimagining Zion and you know the inspired trajectory of The Alliance of Baptists. We are now pleased to Zion1.jpg announce the new Study Guide to accompany the book! Invite your congregation into the birth and growth of The Alliance of Baptists. This principled approach by author Andrew Gardner is story-based. The free study guide is friendly to individual or group study with poignant questions for living into the Alliance justice-making methodology. Laura Rodgers Levens of Baptist Seminary of Kentucky is the study guide author.
DOWNLOAD: Reimagining Zion Study Guide
Environmental Justice is the intersection of Creation Justice and Racial Justice. Across our country and our world, communities of color are impacted first and worst by pollution and climate-driven disasters, and among the strongest advocates for change. Learn how your faith community can stand with them.
Listen to this panel of leaders on the front lines of environmental justice featuring:
– Dr. Robert Bullard, “The Father of Environmental Justice,” Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University, author of 18 books, and co-founder of the HBCU Climate Change Consortium.
– Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Founding Pastor of New Roots AME church in Boston, and nationally-recognized environmental justice advocate.
– Rev. Dr. Deborah Conrad, was Pastor of People’s Church in Flint, MI (ABC/Alliance), during the lead poisoning crisis; currently Pastor to Parkview Church, United Church of Christ, Aurora, CO.
– Rev. Betsy Sowers (Moderator), Co-chair of the Alliance of Baptists Creation Justice Community, and Minister for Earth Justice at Old Cambridge Baptist Church, Cambridge, MA.