March 8, 2016

On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson outside of the Canfield Green apartment complex in Ferguson, MO. I had been in my new role as Missioner for Racial Reconciliation for The Episcopal Church for just over one month, and was still learning the ropes of...

August 27, 2015

By: The Public Affairs Office

Bishop Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer of The Episcopal Church, has announced a new initiative and partnership to encourage young adults to engage in racial reconciliation and justice at the important site of Ferguson, MO.

Bishop Sauls announced that young adults 18 to 30 years old...

January 5, 2015

As we prepare for Advent, our nation finds itself facing the realities of racial inequality. In the words of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, “The Episcopal Church joins many others in deep lament over the tragic reality that continues to be revealed in Ferguson, Missouri.”


December 4, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s question “Where do we go from here? Chaos or Community?” continues to resonate today. The shooting death of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014  continues to reverberate in Missouri, the United States and around the globe.  The aftermath of the shooting raised...

December 1, 2014

[Union of Black Episcopalians] Members of the Union of Black Episcopalians join with the larger African American community in outrage regarding the inherent injustice reflected in the Grand Jury process, attitude and decision.

While we believe in the “Rule of Law”, the African American...

November 29, 2014

By: The Public Affairs Office

With a focus on Advent, The Episcopal Church has prepared a series of resources as well as discussion questions for adult forums and youth gatherings to provide for understanding, reflecting and praying following the recent announcement of the grand jury decision in Ferguson, MO,


November 28, 2014

[Episcopal News Service] As congregations plan to meet for Sunday worship for the first time since this week’s grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, a new Episcopal Church resource aims to equip congregational leaders to engage discussion about the events of Ferguson with a variety...

November 25, 2014

By: The Public Affairs Office

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement on the way forward from Ferguson:

The Episcopal Church joins many others in deep lament over the tragic reality that continues to be revealed in Ferguson, Missouri. The racism in this nation is...

November 14, 2014

By: Marcus Halley

Sometimes I feel like a Motherless Child… A long ways from home.

I begin this reflection on the Church’s call to “pursue justice… love mercy… and walk humbly…” with the plaintive words of that Negro Spiritual because it encapsulates in perfect, plaintive tone my...

November 12, 2014

By: Kaneisha Rashelle Turner


I am an African-American single mother of two, a three year old daughter and a one year old son. I fear for my children as they grow older.

When I first heard about the shooting of Michael Brown, I was confused and deeply saddened that such horrifying violence still occurs in 2014. I...