Over the years, my participation in anti-racism work has resulted in a number of books and articles on racism and race relations, including two most recent books listed below.  These books are available from Fortress Press, Minneapolis, or from


Understanding and Dismantling Racism, The Twenty-First Century Challenge to White America


Becoming an Anti-Racist Church, Journeying Toward Wholeness


New Book, DEEP DENIAL, by David Billings  My friend David Billings has produced an excellent and enjoyable book about white racism, white culture and white denial.  Please click the following link for further information and the opportunity to buy the book:

More resources will be listed at a future time.

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Introduction to Website and Blogpage Themes

Welcome to my website, a collection of blogs based on four specific themes:

The blogs on this website are addressed to old and new friends and colleagues who share a passion to understand and eliminate poverty, racism and all other forms of oppression, and who seek to participate in building justice-centered communities and institutions in our nation and world.

Each of these four blogpages is intended to be a growing collection of posts - ideas and opinions, stories and experiences – with a simple goal: to help stimulate and search for direction, spirit and energy in movements for justice and equity in our society. My hope is that occasionally one of these blogs will accomplish this for you.

One caveat: although I eagerly welcome personal comments from any and all readers on anything I write, unlike many blogging enterprises this one will not (at least for now) have an open comment section where readers are invited to publicly share ideas and opinions and enter into open discussion and debate with each other.

At the same time, anything I write may be quoted or shared with anyone else. However, I would deeply appreciate receiving notice of such sharing, and if it is shared publicly I prefer to give my advanced permission.

A Little Background and History

Who I am:

I am a Lutheran pastor, community organizer, teacher/trainer and author - a product of more than 55 years of participation in collective struggles for justice within society, and especially within our churches. For most of these 55 years, my principal focus has been on racism – organizing and training to dismantle institutional and systemic white racism in the United States – with a special interest in helping white people understand our role in working for change. I have learned and am still learning to undo lies that were taught to me from a white racist point of view and to see and interpret reality from a new point of view taught to me by people of color.

What I am presently doing:

While I am semi-retired and living in California, I regularly work as a core trainer and organizer with the Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond, an anti-racism organization based in New Orleans. I am presently on an extended pilgrimage in a motor home, wandering around the country, listening, observing, wondering and writing about the future of movements for racial justice and other movements for justice and social change, particularly from a faith-based perspective.

A Little More on My Personal Background and History:

A few more details for those who need them:

  • Since being ordained in the Lutheran Church in 1962, I have been pastor of congregations and a community organizer, mostly in the inner cities of Tucson, Arizona; Oakland, California; Chicago, Illinois; and The South Bronx in New York City.
  • In the 1960’s as a young, white, naïve pastor, my life was transformed and my life’s work was redefined as I became deeply involved in the civil rights movement.
  • In the mid 1960’s I was taught the skill of community organizing through the Urban Training Center and the Industrial Areas Foundation in Chicago, and learned from communities of color to adapt these skills as an anti-racism organizer. 
  • Beginning in 1980, I received additional training and mentoring as an anti-racist organizer from the aforementioned Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond.
  • In 1986, I was co-founder and was director for 18 years of Crossroads Ministry, an interfaith anti-racism collaborative, based originally in the South Bronx and then later in Chicago.
  • Upon retiring in 2004 from Crossroads I became a core organizer and trainer with the Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond.
  • Over the years, my participation in anti-racism work has resulted in a number of books and articles on racism and race relations, including two most recent books, which are listed in the Resource section.

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