Cracking open White identity towards transformation

Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network Examines White Identity, Power and Privilege

The Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network has taken up the challenge of resourcing and accompanying communities of faith in their journey toward truth and reconciliation. This resource zeros in on White privilege as an essential aspect of anti-racism work. Racism is one expression of the White privilege and supremacy that is present in day-to-day interactions and built into systems and church structures. It is impossible to do anti-racism work without examining White identity and the unearned power and privilege that flows from that identity.

This resource includes stories, biblical reflections, and workshops. Contributors include the Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, Rev. Michael Blair, and Rev. Maylanne Maybee. To order a copy, please email [email protected]. Cost: $15 + shipping

Excerpts from the resource:

Foreward: What’s at stake theologically? – by Rev. Dr. J. Dorcas Gordon

An introduction to privilege – by Hardy Groening

Witness to Transformation: Is this really necessary? – by Rev. Paul Gehrs

One person’s experience of White privilege – by Rev. Maylanne Maybee

Hanging Up on White Privilege – by Rev. Steve Willey

Mamoh Be-Mo-Tay-Tah – Let us Walk Together (2009)

This resource is designed to help Canadians engage with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools and better understand the legacies of colonization that Aboriginal peoples live with today.

Click here to download the resource, or order a print copy of the resource with the accompanying DVD featuring Archbishop Mark MacDonald by emailing us at [email protected]. Cost: $15 + shipping



Anglican Church of Canada, February 4, 2020