The mission of the Commission for Racial Understanding is to work for healing and transformation in ourselves, our church, and society. The Commission fulfills its mission by exemplifying the following values: respect, compassion, inclusion, and an appreciation of our unique differences.
From the Book of Common Prayer, p. 260:
Almighty God, who created us in your image: Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice in our communities and among the nations, to the glory of your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Pray, Learn, Act: Responding to Racial Violence - there is a vast set of resources on the Episcopal Church website which may be found here.
The Commission currently has three working groups: Training, Events, and Communication. The Commission is charged with facilitating Anti-Racism training, using the "Seeing the Face of God in Each Other" curriculum from The Episcopal Church. Depending on the audience, the training takes 8-14 hours. To schedule a training, or for more information please contact the Rev. Margaret D'Anieri.
Becoming Beloved Community is The Episcopal Church's Long-Term Commitment to Racial Healing, Reconciliation and Justice.
The work of the Commission for Racial Understanding is supported by the Rev. Margaret D'Anieri, Canon for Mission and Antoinette Taylor, Administrator in the Office of Mission. Below are recent versions of our periodic "Resources" flyer; if you are looking for particular resources or information, please contact us.
Thoughts and Resources February 2020
Thoughts and Resources November 2019
Thoughts and Resources Sept 2019
Thoughts and Resources July 2019
Thoughts and Resources February 2019
Thoughts and Resources Nov/Dec 2018
Racial Reconciliation TEConversartion
General Convention 2018 introduced three TEConversations, one of which focused on racial reconciliation. A discussion guide is available here.
The Way of Love
Presiding Bishop Curry has invited the whole church to take up The Way of Love, a “rule of life” focused on practices for Jesus-Centered Life. Watch the video here.
A Pastoral Letter to White Americans by Jim Wallis
12 Essential book about race
Racial Reconciliation - National Church Resources