Racial Healing, Reconciliation and Justice
Diocesan Training for Racial Justice & Reconciliation
- May 12-13, 2017
- Tentative – Saturday, Feb. 3 and Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 (training event spans two Saturdays)
- Racial Reconciliation resource page on The Episcopal Church website
- Resources page from the Diocese of Chicago
- Becoming Beloved Community: The Episcopal Church’s Long-term Commitment to Racial Healing, Reconciliation and Justice. (View a summary)
- Leaders call on Episcopalians to heal ‘pain of racial injustice, division’ – Text of March 12, 2016 letter.
Trinity Institute 2016
“Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice” Watch videos of conference speakers, view book lists and find other resource material.
- “The Church Awakens: African-Americans and the Struggle for Justice” – Episcopal Church Archives exhibit
- Research Report – “The Church’s Contemporary Response to Racism”
Information from The Episcopal Church website archive:
Working together for justice.
What You Can Do
Each one of us can play a part in eliminating racism in the church, society and world, and that change begins with us. In order to truly love our neighbors as ourselves, we must walk in their shoes and understand how our behavior affects those around us.
Becoming a Fully Antiracist Church
Changing our own behavior is just the beginning; creating change in our institutions is the next step. While the church is a collection of its individual members, it will not change unless we all work together to make change happen. Together we can eradicate institutional racism from our churches, seminaries and workplaces.
Diocesan Reports on Transatlantic Slavery
In accordance with General Convention Resolution 2006-A123, dioceses are directed to document instances where the diocese has been complicit in and has benefited from the institution of Transatlantic Slavery. Several dioceses who have already begun this work share what they are already doing.