In a society affected by racism, identity is inevitably wrapped up with implications of power and privilege or the lack thereof. And those in a society’s dominant group are often oblivious to that fact. This book is a tool that helps us “crack open” the power and privilege that surrounds white identity in North America.
Written primarily for a Canadian audience (in both in English and French), but also applicable to Americans, Cracking Open is a collection of personal essays by an ecumenical cast of primarily white Christian writers, including some from the CRC, examining their own journeys in discovering white privilege. These are accompanied by biblical reflections and learning activities, making this book suitable for church workshops and study groups. Copies can be ordered from the Canadian Council of Churches website. (Canadian Council of Churches)
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