Racial Reconciliation

“Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?”
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry offers a message on the church’s work for racial healing

Reconciliation is the spiritual practice of seeking loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God and one another, and striving to heal and transform injustice and brokenness in ourselves, our communities, institutions, and society.

 

The Episcopal Church Becoming Beloved Community Rapid-Response Grants
Rolling Deadline from June 19 to August 15, 2020

The Presiding Officers' Advisory Group on Becoming Beloved Community Implementation is making funds available for groups working specifically to address the racial disparities laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic and for groups working to respond to racist violence and police reform. Across America, COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting People of Color in terms of health outcomes, access to testing and treatment, safe work environments, and more. At the same time, many recognize the pandemic of ongoing violence directed against black people and other people of color, especially at the hands of law enforcement personnel in communities in the Americas and beyond. More information and applications here.

More Resources

Prayers of the People and a Litany of Repentance and Commissioning for the Ministry of Justice and Reconciliation, created by a subcommittee of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music.

Consult our Select List of Anti-Racism/Dismantling Racism Training Programs, compiled by The Episcopal Church’s Racial Reconciliation and Justice Team and the Executive Council Committee on Anti-racism and Reconciliation (ECCAR).

Here are just some of the Episcopal Church’s pathways, resources, and major partners in the ministry of racial reconciliation, justice, and healing.

Sacred Ground: A Film-Based Dialogue Series on Race & Faith
A 10-part series, built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.

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Meet the Episcopal Church's Racial Reconciliation Team

Melanie Mullen, Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care

Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care

Charles Chuck Wynder, Jr., Officer for Social Justice and Engagement

Sarah Alphin, Associate for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care 

Katrina Browne, Consultant for Racial Reconciliation

 

CONTACT
The Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg
Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation