Black History Month

Articles

February 15, 2012

Catherine Meeks is a member of St. Francis' Episcopal Church, Macon, Georgia, and the Diocese of Atlanta Anti-Racism Commission. She holds a doctorate from Emory University and is the retired Clara Carter Acree distinguished professor of social science at...

February 13, 2011

While some may plan special celebrations or speakers, Episcopal schools don't confine teaching African-American history and culture to Black History Month each February. Educators across the nation describe curricula designed to teach African-American history -- and the history of other races...

February 9, 2011

When the Rev. Joseph "Sonny" Browne III began a historic preservation project at his Roxobel, North Carolina, ancestral "homeplace" last year he faced a stark reality — that its roots, and his, included slavery.

"My family has lived in the same house since 1830. It was built by my three-...

February 26, 2008

The celebration of Black History Month drew to a close at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City on February 26 with the Rev. Canon Benjamin Musoke-Lubega, program officer for Anglican Partnerships at Trinity Church Wall Street, New York City, delivering a lecture titled "Let Justice Roll...

February 11, 2008

Radically welcoming people, overcoming racial boundaries, celebrating American pilgrims of the faith, and inculturation (the intersection of church, culture, and ethnicity) were the subject matters of titles featured at the February 8 Black History Month book signing held at the Catalyst Café...

February 7, 2008

The Archives of the Episcopal Church has launched an electronic publication and online exhibit titled "The Church Awakens: African Americans and the Struggle for Justice." The multimedia exhibit, available here, covers the period of enslavement to the present, with emphasis on the Civil Rights...

March 22, 2006

Nosotros, los obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal reconocimos la dolorosa realidad de las consecuencias del racismo en nuestra carta pastoral de 1994 “El Pecado del Racismo”. En aquella carta les decíamos que “la esencia del racismo es el prejuicio unido al poder. Se basa en el pecado del orgullo y...

March 21, 2006

We, the bishops of the Episcopal Church, acknowledged the painful reality of the consequences of racism in the 1994 pastoral letter "the Sin of Racism." In that letter, we stated "the essence of racism is prejudice coupled with power. It is rooted in the sin of pride and exclusivity which...

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