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The R & R Reading Groups are structured around one of the central themes of the From Every Nation (FEN) document: Reconciliation and Restoration. Via poignant topics of a selected text, participants are given the opportunity to discuss racial justice issues in order to "become active agents of racial reconciliation." (FEN p. 29) Through self reflection individuals are empowered to work toward a restored, multicultural community. See the Cultural Events Calendar for information on current reading groups.

Past Reading Selections

The Grace of Silence: A Family Memoir by Michele Norris

Coming Together in the 21st Century: the Bible's Message in an Age of Diversity by Curtiss Paul DeYoung

Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race and Self-Discovery by Michael Fosberg

Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It by Shelly Tochluk

Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying Toward Wholeness by Joseph Bardnt

The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America by Dr. Joseph Graves

Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Priviledged Son by Tim Wise

Teachable Moments: Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue by Steve Robbins

Building a House for Diversity: How a Fable about a Giraffe & an Elephant Offers New Strategies for Today's Workforce by R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.

Silent Racism: How Well-Meaning White People Perpetuate the Racial Divide by Dr. Barbara Trepagnier

The One in the Many: Christian Identity in a Multicultural World edited by Thomas R. Thompson

Racism and God-Talk : A Latino/a Perspective by Rubén Rosario Rodriguez

Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical's Inside View of White Christianity
by Edward Gilbreath

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation by Adam Taylor

Neither Jew Nor Gentile by George Yancey

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart by Christena Cleveland

Cultural Intelligence: Improving Your CQ to Engage Our Multicultural World by David A. Livermore

Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class by Ian Haney López