We believe our faith calls us to stand on the side of the oppressed, to love those facing inequality, and to expand our hearts and minds in understanding what racism is all about. We want to eradicate racism and hope you will join us in the journey.


The NCC Global Community Ministry/Racial Justice Team

Below is a list of resources to aid each of us in our continued study as a people concerned for the safety and well-being of BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) in our community and in our world. 

There are multiple ways to engage in this work and not everyone is capable of or desires to join a rally, protest, or march, but we are all capable of learning our entire lives long how to reconcile and heal the world around us in our own ways. The resources below reflect the multiple individual paths toward justice and healing. Please explore them and discern which might spark your interest and be right for you. (Note: The blue underlined resource listings are links to sites; black font are books)


Resources for Children

Resources for Youth

  • The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
  • A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope (edited by Patrice Caldwell)
  • Trevor Noah: Born A Crime (Trevor Noah)

Resources for Parents

Resources for Adults

  • United Church of Christ  - Racial Justice page
  • Support Groups - (more resourcesare on "Support Groups, Resources, Prayer Needs")
    • LiveAnother Day - The mission of Live Another Day is "equal access to life-saving resources". This site has culturally competent resources for people of color and an editorially curated list of the top-rated rehab centers in Connecticut.

Books for Adults

  • How to Be An Antiracist (by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Between the World and Me (by Ta Nehesi-Coates)
  • Stamped From The Beginning (by Ibram X. Kendi)
  • Stamped (by Ibrim X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds)
  • Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America (by Michael Eric Dyson)
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (by Isabel Wilkerson)
  • Jesus and the Disinherited (by Howard Thurman)
  • The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone
  • My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies (Menakem)
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?:And Other Conversations about Race (by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum)
  • Me and White Supremacy: A 28-day journey to kickstart your life-long anti-racism work (by Layla Saad (online book available) at
  • The White Ally Toolkit Workbook: Using Active Listening, Empathy, and Personal Storytelling to Promote Racial Equity (by David, W. Campt)
  • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (by Robin DeAngelo)
  • Praying with James Baldwin , a free theological devotional series based on the writings of James Baldwin

Movies for Adults and Older Youth


(for those who making an effort to improve your understanding about racism: "BIPOC" means "Black, Indigenous, People of Color"

Print | Sitemap
© Newtown Congregational Church, UCC