Love Your Damn Neighbor: an exploration of white supremacy

Love Your Damn Neighbor (LYDN): Seeking Liberation from White Supremacy is a collection of small groups put together to do the inner work of prayer, listening and meditation to understand our complacency and complicacy in the system of white supremacy in the United States. 

More than 50 people are participating in this inner work – learning through books and other media, engaging in conversation, performing spiritual disciplines, journaling and reflecting on dismantling white supremacy as part of our Christian discipleship. It is something our Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) siblings in Christ have been asking us to do for a very long time.

Each group is engaging with different media and activities through the end of the year.  Some of those resources include:

“How to Be An Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi
“Stamped from the Beginning” by Ibram X. Kendi
“My Grandmother’s Hands” by Resmaa Menakem
“The Cross and the Lynching Tree” by James Cone
“Blood at the Root” by Patrick Phillips
“Behind the Mask of Chivalry” Nancy MacLean
“Caste” by Isabel Wilkerson
“White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo
“See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love” by Valarie Kaur

“Me and White Supremacy” by Layla F. Saad 
“The Racial Healing Handbook” by Anneliese Singh
Anti-Racist training modules developed by the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso 

“American Christianity Must Reckon with Legacy of White Supremacy” Terry Gross & Robert Jones
“Seeing White” by Scene on Radio 
“1619” by Nikole Hannah-Jones
“Nice White Parents” by Chana Joffe-Walt