In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic and the summer of racial unrest, The Presbytery of Transylvania embarked on a journey of exploring what it means to become anti-racist.  We know this is a long term process but one we should have started a long time ago.

We convened a small group to begin conversations on race and to begin to shape how the Presbytery could learn and grow.  They named themselves TBAR- Transylvania Becoming Anti-Racist.  They are compiling resources,  shaping conversations for developing training.  This page will be updated as new resources and information becomes available.

TBAR Members
Rev. Rachel Anderson, Convener
Rev. Rose Taul
Elder Jim Dougans
Rev. Mark Davis
Rev. Carline Kelly
Rev. Hannah McIntyre

Recommended Reading
Michelle Obama

Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US
Lenny Duncan

How to Be An Anti-Racist
Ibram X. Kendi

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
Layla Saad and Robin DiAngelo

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
Resmaa Menakem

So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning
Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

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

Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
Debby, Irving

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Robin DiAngelo

The Cross and The Lynching Tree
James Cone