Black Lives Matter: Resources

Black Lives Matter: Resources


Wells Cathedral is collating a set of resources that can be used as tools to deepen understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement. They can be used to teach children, to understand the role of the Church, and to discover how to make a change as individuals.

A Sermon Preached on the Topic of Peace and Justice

The Canon Chancellor of Wells Cathedral, The Reverend Dr Rob James, preaches about the importance of justice and letting go of prejudice to move towards a world with real peace.

The readings for this service were:

Romans 6.1b-11

Matthew 10.24-39

A Parent’s Guide to Black Lives Matter

Explaining the topic of Black Lives Matter to children can be a challenge due to its complexities and the upsetting nature of discriminatory events throughout history.

This guide contains resources, activities and tips for families to empower children to work towards racial equality.

To download the guide, click here

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
Peggy McIntosh

Peggy McIntosh is an American anti-racism activist and associate director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women.

Written in 1988, this essay address the way in which racism is taught as something which puts people of colour at a disadvantage, rather than putting white people at an advantage. Peggy described this white privilege as an ‘invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions’ that we are trained to remain oblivious to. The essay also contains a list of 50 white privileges that Peggy became aware of in her daily life.

To read the essay, click here

 

 

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