As resources in the area of religion and public life continue to expand, this page provides resources for study in schools and congregations. We welcome suggestions for additional resources or updates to any of the items already included here.
The Churches Responding to Racism
The reality of systemic racism as a wound upon our nation and world confronts the churches and people of faith to respond, both in self-examination and prophetic witness. Our own WTC community is able to offer resources as we reflect and seek to act on these needs.
Theological Education and Critical Race Theory
Recorded March 22, 2022
Dr. Barbara Fears of Howard University School of Divinity offered this timely presentation as a WTC Faculty Conversation in the spring of 2022. She is an accomplished Religious Educator, chaplain, scholar, and professor in her field and a specialist in Critical Race Theory.
Critical Race Theory Seminar Series
Recorded October / November 2021
This three-session seminar from the fall of 2021 explored the foundations, the debates and the implications of Critical Race Theory (CRT) – a framework from legal scholarship that analyzes the structural nature of racism in the U.S. Where does CRT come from? Is CRT a danger to Christian beliefs or does it help people of faith to fight racism? Are there positive, practical implications of CRT for the Church and its witness to the world?
View the Seminar Videos
Witnessing Whiteness – Dr. Kristopher Norris
Recorded March 11, 2021
Dr. Norris, Kreitler Visiting Professor of Environmental Ethics at Virginia Theological Seminary, discussed his book Witnessing Whiteness: Confronting White Supremacy in the American Church (Oxford University Press, 2020). This event was jointly sponsored with the WTC by the Institute for Justice Formation at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies and the connected network of the Justice Formation Fellowship.
Ecology and the Churches
Following Pope Francis’s Encylical, Laudato Si’, the Consortium has compiled statements and resources on the ecological crisis and Christian responsibility from over 30 different churches, denominations, and ecumenical groups. Read and download the resource here.
Religion and Gun Violence
As religious communities across America respond in witness, love and justice to mass shootings, we offer this guide to denominational positions on gun violence.
Religion and Science
An outstanding resource for studying basic issues of Religion and the Christian Faith, especially around evolution and creation, this resource on Evolution and Original Sin, as well as this section of our website is dedicated to resources developed by faculty members in Science and Theology from our own WTC Science and Religion group.