The Telos Group


Racial Equity Resources

Peacemakers remember that a threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. In order to effectively support an American commitment to peace in the Middle East, we must first commit ourselves to the fight for equity and peace in our own communities.

To do that, we’ve collected suggested readings, online materials, and recommendations for organizations to follow and donate to if you have the opportunity.

Peacemaking isn’t about a trip, it’s a lifestyle, a daily, radical commitment. It permeates every aspect of life. Now is the time for us to take the vision, skills, and relationships of peacemaking we’ve developed over the last 10 years and put them into action. The voices of peacemakers has never been more needed.


Suggested Readings


General Audience:

How to be an Antiracist by Imbram X Kendi

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

White Awake by Daniel Hill

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


Christian Audience:

The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James Cone

Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby

Jesus and the Disinherited, Howard Thurman

I’m Still Here, Austin Channing Brown


Online Resources


Telos conversation with Ainka Jackson, David Bailey, and Cassandra Welchlin on Podbean and iTunes.

Talking About Race online resource portal from the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Bryan Stevenson interview with the New Yorker on the frustration behind the George Floyd protests

President Obama on how to turn this moment into real change

Statement from President Bush on examining our nation’s tragic failures


Telos alumni resources:

Central Church Pastor Jon Moton’s letter to the church

Coracle Executive Director Bill Haley’s letter to white Christians


Racial Equity Organizations

A number of organizations we partner with or recommend you following them. If you are in a place to give, consider donating to their work.


Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation


MS Black Women’s Roundtable

Whitney Plantation

Free-Dem Foundations

Equal Justice Initiative