“Talking about race can make us anxious. Professor and pastor Carolyn Helsel draws on her successful experiences with white congregations to offer tools and practices to explore the anxious feelings that can come up when talking about racism. Learn how to join the hard conversations and move forward with less fear, more compassion, and more knowledge of self, others, and the important issues at stake. While Anxious to Talk about It can be read alone, reading with a group will deepen the discussion, integrate the material, and provide opportunities to practice.”
Carolyn B. Helsel teaches preaching at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). For more than a decade, she has helped white congregations talk about racism.