September 16 through October 7
Becoming Beloved Community: Addressing Racism as Episcopalians
Available via Zoom – Register below for Zoom link. Join us at 6:00 p.m.
How do Christians understand justice and the pursuit of the common good?
Elisabeth R. Kincaid, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ethics and Moral Theology, Nashotah House
What role do these virtues play in the life of the Church and Christians? Dr. Elisabeth Kincaid gives an overview of what the Bible and saints have had to say about this important aspect of the life of faith along the Way of Jesus Christ.
Discussion of Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North
Filmmaker and Episcopalian Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide. To view the documentary before our discussion, please register below. Learn more at TracesofTheTrade.org
Starting to Uncover Our Past
Members of the Racial Justice and Reconciliation Team are researching St. James’s history as it relates to race and racism. Join us for a discussion of their preliminary findings. Members of the Racial Justice and Reconciliation Team will also share stories of their own genealogies they have uncovered.
Becoming Beloved Community: A Faithful Response from the Episcopal Church
with the Rev. Melanie Mullen, Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care for the Episcopal Church
The 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church affirmed “as a top priority of The Episcopal Church in the upcoming triennium the challenging and difficult work of racial reconciliation through prayer, teaching, engagement, and action.” From this was born Becoming Beloved Community. More than a set of programs, Becoming Beloved Community is a journey “to respond to racial injustice and grow a community of reconcilers, justice-makers, and healers.” Join the Rev. Melanie Mullen, former Associate Rector of St. Paul’s, Richmond and current Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care for the Episcopal Church, to learn more about this important and exciting call for us all.