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In these times rife with anger and division, Chalice Press offers practical resources to help you grapple with today's most critical issues and respond faithfully.

Activism & Social Justice

You want to change the world. So do we.

In these times rife with anger and division, Chalice Press offers practical resources to help you grapple with today's most critical issues and respond faithfully. Our collection features award-winning titles from a diverse group of leading progressive Christian voices to help you engage today's urgent social issues, including racism, LGBTQ+ inclusion, climate change, suicide, mental illness, religious tolerance and cooperation, and more.  

  • Blessed Union: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness and Marriage
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    Blessed Union: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness and Marriage

    By Sarah Griffith Lund LOOK INSIDE  Bookshop | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million  Can couples struggling with mental illness still liv...

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  • Something in the Water: A 21st Century Civil Rights Odyssey
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    Something in the Water: A 21st Century Civil Rights Odyssey

    By Michael W. Waters Foreword by Beto O’Rourke LOOK INSIDE  Bookshop | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million  “A wake-up call to American...

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  • The World Is about to Turn: Mending a Nation’s Broken Faith
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    The World Is about to Turn: Mending a Nation’s Broken Faith

    By Rick Rouse, Paul O. Ingram LOOK INSIDE Bookshop | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million  A top pick for activists, faith leaders, te...

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  • A House Divided: Engaging the Issues through the Politics of Compassion
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    A House Divided: Engaging the Issues through the Politics of Compassion

    By Mark Feldmeir LOOK INSIDE Bookshop | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million  “...a clarion call for critical thinking and critical actio...

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  • The ABCs of Diversity: Helping Kids (and Ourselves!) Embrace Our Differences
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    The ABCs of Diversity: Helping Kids (and Ourselves!) Embrace Our Differences

    By Carolyn B. Helsel, Y. Joy Harris-Smith Read a Preview Bookshop | Indiebound | Amazon | Barnes & NobleBooks-A-Million |  Recommended by th...

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  • Healing Racial Divides: Finding Strength in Our Diversity
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    Healing Racial Divides: Finding Strength in Our Diversity

    By Terrell Carter Bookshop | Indiebound | Amazon | Barnes & NobleBooks-A-Million | Christianbook.com  Book Preview "Carter’s wise work will co...

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  • Stakes Is High: Race, Faith, and Hope for America
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    Stakes Is High: Race, Faith, and Hope for America

    By Michael W. Waters Bookshop | Indiebound | Amazon | Barnes & NobleBooks-A-Million | Christianbook.com  Book Preview Foreword by Vashti Murp...

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  • Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism
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    Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism

    By Carolyn B. Helsel Read a Preview "Book of the Year" Award (2019) —Academy of Parish Clergy "Wait, we're talking about what? I'm not so sure I wa...

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  • Acting on Faith: Stories of Courage, Activism, and Hope Across Religions
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    Acting on Faith: Stories of Courage, Activism, and Hope Across Religions

    By Diane Faires Beadle, Jamie Lynn Haskins Read a Preview Bookshop | Indiebound | Amazon | Barnes & NobleBooks-A-Million |  "I LOVE this b...

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  • Pre-Post-Racial America: Spiritual Stories from the Front Lines
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    Pre-Post-Racial America: Spiritual Stories from the Front Lines

    By Sandhya Rani Jha BOOK PREVIEW Those people. Their issues. The day’s news and the ways we treat each other, overtly or subliminally, prove we a...

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  • Holy Chaos: Creating Connections in Divisive Times
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    Holy Chaos: Creating Connections in Divisive Times

    By Amanda Henderson Read a Preview Bookshop | Indiebound | Amazon | Barnes & NobleBooks-A-Million |  Daily living and loving in our fraught an...

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  • Fear Not: Living Grace and Truth in a Frightened World
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    Fear Not: Living Grace and Truth in a Frightened World

    By Eric H.F. Law Read a Preview Indiebound | Amazon | Barnes & NobleBooks-A-Million |   "I related to this book so much--to how trapped in ...

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  • Outlandish: An Unlikely Messiah, a Messy Ministry, and the Call to Mobilize
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    Outlandish: An Unlikely Messiah, a Messy Ministry, and the Call to Mobilize

    By Derek Penwell Bookshop | Indiebound | Amazon | Barnes & NobleBooks-A-Million | Christianbook.com  Read a Preview Jesus did everything wro...

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  • For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre
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    For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre

    By Sharon Risher with Sherri Wood Emmons Bookshop | Indiebound | Amazon | Barnes & NobleBooks-A-Million |  LOOK INSIDE As featured on the Tod...

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  • Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation
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    Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation

    By Rev. Dr. William Barber II, Barbara Zelter Read a Preview "Powerful God-rooted words, yearning for equality and justice for all." –Sojourners I...

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  • Transforming Communities: How People Like You are Healing Their Neighborhood
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    Transforming Communities: How People Like You are Healing Their Neighborhood

    By Sandhya Rani Jha Book Preview The world around us is a wreck. When there’s so much conflict around the country and around the corner, it’s easy ...

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  • Sustaining Hope in an Unjust World: How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up
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    Sustaining Hope in an Unjust World: How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up

    By Timothy Charles Murphy Bookshop | Indiebound | Amazon | Barnes & NobleBooks-A-Million | Christianbook.com  Book Preview "Gripping stories...

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  • Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood
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    Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood

    By Patrick B. Reyes Book Preview Foreword by Jimmy Santiago Baca Winner, 2019 Hispanic Theological Initiative Book of the Year When the screams of...

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  • Military Moral Injury and Spiritual Care: A Resource for Religious Leaders and Professional Caregivers
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    Military Moral Injury and Spiritual Care: A Resource for Religious Leaders and Professional Caregivers

    By Nancy J. Ramsay, Carrie Doehring Read a Preview How do you care for veterans suffering from the moral trauma of war? Military moral injury des...

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  • Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community
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    Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community

    By Leah Gunning Francis BOOK PREVIEW Foreword by Jim Wallis“This is not your granny's revolution. A fresh, new, holy uprising is happening if we wi...

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  • Better: Waking Up to Who We Could Be
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    Better: Waking Up to Who We Could Be

    By Melvin Bray Foreword by Brittney Cooper Read a Preview “Lord have mercy—I needed BETTER.” ―Glennon Doyle, NYT bestselling author of Untamed a...

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  • Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family, and Church
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    Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family, and Church

    By Sarah Griffith Lund LOOK INSIDE "A brave and beautiful memoir that will open up conversations about some of the most neglected, shadowy corners...

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  • The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb: A Spirituality for Leadership in a Multicultural Community
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    The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb: A Spirituality for Leadership in a Multicultural Community

    By Eric H.F. Law From the author of the best-selling Holy Currencies series, Eric H. F. Law, this groundbreaking work explores how certain culture...

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  • Unified We Are a Force: How Faith and Labor Can Overcome America's Inequalities
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    Unified We Are a Force: How Faith and Labor Can Overcome America's Inequalities

    By Joerg Rieger, Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger Book Preview A "Best Books of 2016" selection by Ponderings On a Faith Journey!The American dream of “pu...

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  • Organizing Church: Grassroots Practices for Embodying Change in Your Congregation, Your Community, and Our World
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    Organizing Church: Grassroots Practices for Embodying Change in Your Congregation, Your Community, and Our World

    By Tim Conder, Dan Rhodes Book Preview The 21st century is the age of community organizing, from rallies in the streets to online movements for c...

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  • Native Americans, the Mainline Church, and the Quest for Interracial Justice
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    Native Americans, the Mainline Church, and the Quest for Interracial Justice

    By David Phillips Hansen BOOK PREVIEW The Native American drive for self-governance is the most important civil rights struggle of our time — a st...

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  • The Execution of God: Encountering the Death Penalty
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    The Execution of God: Encountering the Death Penalty

    By Jeff Hood Book Preview "This is in-your-face, aggressive theology at its best. It's grimy, gritty, and has no trouble holding its audience's fee...

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  • Urbansouls: reflections on youth, religion, and hip-hop culture
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    Urbansouls: reflections on youth, religion, and hip-hop culture

    By Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou “Rev. Osagyefo Sekou is one of the most courageous and prophetic voices of our time.”—Cornel West, Princeton University Urb...

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  • Gods, Gays, and Guns : Religion and the Future of Democracy
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    Gods, Gays, and Guns : Religion and the Future of Democracy

    by Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou "Rev. Osagyefo Sekou is one of the most courageous and prophetic voices of our time." --Cornel West, Princeton University“D...

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  • The Word at the Crossings: Living the Good News in a Multicontextual Community
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    The Word at the Crossings: Living the Good News in a Multicontextual Community

    By Eric H.F. Law BOOK PREVIEW Eric Law believes that we are called by God to actively seek encounters with people who are different from us becaus...

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  • Out of the Shadows, into the Light: Christianity and Homosexuality
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    Out of the Shadows, into the Light: Christianity and Homosexuality

    Edited by Miguel A. De La Torre Conducting a nonthreatening and accessible conversation about an issue that is presently tearing many churches and...

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  • If Eve Only Knew: Freeing Yourself from Biblical Womanhood and Becoming All God Means for You to Be
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    If Eve Only Knew: Freeing Yourself from Biblical Womanhood and Becoming All God Means for You to Be

    By Kendra Weddle, Melanie Springer Mock BOOK PREVIEW “She is a godly woman.” “True love waits." Are these phrases and many others about gender tr...

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  • I Heart Sex Workers
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    I Heart Sex Workers: A Christian Response to People in the Sex Trade

    By Lia Claire Scholl BOOK PREVIEW I Heart Sex Workers examines the forces leading individuals into prostitution, whether through coercion, choice,...

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  • Defrocked: How a Father's Act of Love Shook the United Methodist Church
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    Defrocked: How a Father's Act of Love Shook the United Methodist Church

    By Franklyn Schaefer, Sherri Wood Emmons In Defrocked, Franklyn Schaefer tells the story of officiating at his son’s same-sex marriage and, six ye...

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  • Towards the "Other America": Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter
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    Towards the "Other America": Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter

    By Chris Crass BOOK PREVIEW Order the paperback version now from Amazon. Also available as a FREE PDF: Fill out this short sign-up form to order a...

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  • Siblings by Choice: Race, Gender, and Violence
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    Siblings by Choice: Race, Gender, and Violence

    By Archie Smith, Jr., Ursula Riedel-Pfaefflin BOOK PREVIEW Exploring the historical, social, political, economic, and ecological dynamics that sha...

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  • Pre-Post-Racial America--Hardcover: Spiritual Stories from the Front Lines
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    Pre-Post-Racial America--Hardcover: Spiritual Stories from the Front Lines

    By Sandhya Rani Jha   Hardcover edition available through Amazon.com Those people. Their issues. The day's news and the ways we treat each other,...

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  • Faith after Ferguson: Resilient Leadership in Pursuit of Racial Justice
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    Faith after Ferguson: Resilient Leadership in Pursuit of Racial Justice

    By Leah Gunning Francis Coming Summer 2021; available for order here in July. Pre-order NOW: Bookshop.org | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-M...

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  • Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers
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    Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers

    By Tyler Sit LOOK INSIDE Coming in April; available for order here in March. Pre-Order Now: Bookshop | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Millio...

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  • A Bridge in Babylon: Stories of a Military Chaplain in Iraq
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    A Bridge in Babylon: Stories of a Military Chaplain in Iraq

    by Owen R. Chandler Read a Preview (Coming Soon!) Coming in June; available for purchase here in May Pre-order Now: Bookshop | Indiebound | Amazon ...

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  • Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White People Talk Faithfully about Racism, Second Edition
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    Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White People Talk Faithfully about Racism, Second Edition

    By Carolyn B. Helsel Read a Preview (Coming soon!) Coming in May; available for purchase here in April Pre-order now: Bookshop | Amazon | Barnes &a...

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