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Below are some resources to help you learn more and participate in the following areas related to the ministry of LMDJ:

Community Development
Criminal Justice
Disaster Response
Immigration and Refugees
Marginalization of Indigenous People
Racial Righteousness
Racial Righteousness for Youth
Worship / Lament

Women's History Month

Community Development

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Midwinter Workshop— Business in the Neighborhood
Business in the Neighborhood Part One, Adam Gustine: Listen Now
Business in the Neighborhood Part Two, Becky Teter: Listen Now
Affordable Housing Handbook: Download PDF


Where the Cross Meets the Street, by Noel Castellanos

In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez, by Paul Farmer

Linking Arms, Linking Lives: How Urban-Suburban Partnerships can Transform Communities, by Al Tizon, Noel Castellanos, Ron Sider, and John Perkins

Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, and How to Reverse It, by Robert Lupton

Walking with the Poor: Practices and Principles of Transformational Development, by Bryant Meyers

Making Neighborhoods Whole, by Wayne Gordon and John Perkins

The Abundant Community, by John McKnight and Peter Block

Faith Rooted Organizing, by Rev. Alexia Salvatierra and Peter Heltzel

Community: The Structure of Belonging, by Peter Block

Churches, Cultures and Leadership: A Practical Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities, by Mark Branson and Juan Martinez

Criminal Justice

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Books / Articles:

Tattoos on the Heart, by Gregory Boyle

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander

Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores, by Dominique DuBois Gilliard

Rethinking Incarceration - Barred Justice (Article by Dominique DuBois Gilliard)

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson

REIMAGINE THAT - Church Planting: A Shot at Redemption (Article by David Washington)

Girls in Juvenile Justice (Article)


Disaster Response

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Books / Documents:

Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI): Visit Website

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD): Visit Website

Immigration and Refugees

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2014 Resolution on Immigration:

2014 Resolution on Immigration – Download now
Resource Sheet - Download now

2014 Resolución sobre Immigración - Download now
Hoja de Recursos Immigracion - Download now

Matthew 25 Pledge - Visit Website


The Church Leader's Guide to Immigration, by World Relief

Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible, by Daniel Carroll

Welcoming the Stranger, by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Yang

A Better Country, by Cindy Wu


Marginalization of Indigenous People

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Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision, by Randy Woodley

Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery, by Steven Newcomb

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Neither Wolf nor Dog by Kent Nerburn

Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies by Miller, Ruru, Behrendt and Lindberg

Conquest by Law by Lindsay Robertson

Canaanites and Cowboys by Robert Warrior

Fifty Miles from Tomorrow: A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People by William Iggiagruk Hensley

Online Articles:

BC Canada Land Ruling: View Article

Alaska Frontier by Curtis Ivanoff: View Article

Native Population pre-Colonization: View Article

Online Resources:

Doctrine of Discovery 1 - Watch Now

Doctrine of Discovery 2 - Watch Now

Doctrine of Discovery 3 - Watch Now

Word Association: Native Americans, “Reservation” - Watch Now

Racial Righteousness

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Black History Month:
Black History Month Reading List - Download Now
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month:
AAPI History Month Reading List - Download Now

Study Guide for The Cross and the Lynching Tree by the LMDJ Team - Download now

Unite: Pre-CHIC Curriculum - Download now


Sankofa Bibliography, by the LMDJ Team - Download PDF

Whiteness Bibliography, by the LMDJ Team - Download PDF

Jesus and the Disinherited, by Howard Thurman

Divided by Faith, by Michael Emerson and Christian Smith

The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James Cone

Prophetic Lament, by Soong-Chan Rah

Roadmap to Reconciliation, by Brenda Salter McNeil

The Death of Race, by Brian Bantum

The Very Good Gospel, by Lisa Sharon Harper

Disunity in Christ, by Christena Cleveland

Birmingham Revolution: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Epic Challenge to the Church, by Ed Gilbreath

Dear White Christians: For those still longing for Racial Reconciliation, by Jennifer Harvey

Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith, by Mae Elise Cannon, Lisa Sharon Harper, Troy Jackson, and Soong-Chan Rah

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism, by Allan Boesak and Curtiss Paul DeYoung

The Little Book of Restorative Justice, by Howard Zehr

Social Justice Handbook, by Mae Elise Cannon and John Perkins

The Next Evangelicalism, by Soong-Chan Rah

Out of Every Tribe and Nation, by Justo Gonzalez

Trouble I’ve Seen, by Drew Hart

Racial Righteousness for Youth

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The Justice Mission, by Jim Hancock

Deep Justice in a Broken World: Helping your Kids Serve Others and Right the Wrongs Around Them, by Chap Clark and Kara Powell

Deep Justice Journeys Leader’s Guide: 50 Activities to Move from Mission Trips to Missional Living, by Kara Powell and Brad Griffin

40 Way to Raise a Non-Racist Child, by Barbara Mathias and Mary Ann French

Hand in Hand Leader’s Guide: Helping Children Celebrate Diversity, by Ella Campbell


The Watsons Go to Birmingham (Novel and Movie)

American Girl Doll – Melody (Doll and Book)

Unite: Pre-CHIC Curriculum

Worship / Lament

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2017 Advent Justice Liturgy Project - Download PDF

The season of Advent is an amazing opportunity to explore justice and God’s intention to make all things new in Jesus. As we rehearse the story of the incarnation of Christ, we do so by leaning into the experience of Israel’s longing for the Messiah who would establish a Kingdom of righteousness, justice and peace. That historical longing helps us to tap into our own longings, for a world made right, for a deep sense of new life in the midst of death and destruction, for our communities to reflect God’s original intent.

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