Black Ministries

The history of contributions to the Episcopal Church by its black clergy and black congregations is long and inspiring.

The church pays tribute to this legacy by supporting and fostering the growth of black congregations through partnerships that reach across ethnic and racial boundaries, from the Episcopal provinces, dioceses, and deaneries to local parishes. Through the Recruitment, Training, and Development Program, black postulants and candidates for ministry are empowered and encouraged to seek vocations in lay and ordained ministries. This program offers an annual conference to provide historical perspectives of black Episcopalians in the church, leadership training, opportunities for networking, and mentoring for ongoing education and spiritual growth.

Articles

March 6, 2012

Bishop Suffragan Diane Bruce of Los Angeles is blessed during a Native American ceremony at the New Community conference. Photo/Keith Yamamoto [Episcopal News Service] Stories of faith and personal witness animated the historic Feb....

January 17, 2012

A Consultation on Alternative Leadership and Theological Training was held January 11-14, 2012, in a suburb of Oklahoma City. This was the first ever churchwide gathering of Episcopal Church leaders involved in ethnic ministries for the...

February 25, 2011

Young adult Episcopalians of color will have an opportunity to explore their call to ministry at a weekend retreat, "Why Serve 2011: A Vocational Discernment Conference for Young Adults of Color," according to a release from the Episcopal...

February 24, 2011

The four Episcopal Church ethnic ministries offices have teamed with Virginia Theological Seminary for a first-of-its-kind three-day International Episcopal Seminarians of Color Conference, with the theme "One Bread One Body," according...

December 15, 2010

One month before the historic Jan. 9 referendum in which the people of southern Sudan are expected to vote for independence from the north, the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona hosted the fifth annual Sudanese Leadership Summit aimed at...

November 4, 2010

After 16 African-American students and faculty from Huston-Tillotson College in Austin could not find a hospitable Episcopal church in which to worship during the 1940s, they decided to start their own. Sixty-some years later, several...

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Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the greatest American civil rights leaders, was born on January...

On Sunday, September 6, the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) celebrates the life and legacy...

On February 13, the church celebrates the feast day of the Rev. Absalom Jones, who, in 1804,...

On May 17, the church celebrates the Feast of Thurgood Marshall, an Episcopalian who became the...

On February 13, the church celebrates the Rev. Absalom Jones, the first African American...

On August 28, 1963, demonstrators marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial...

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On November 15, 2013, The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Mississippi hosted a live forum, Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America. Videos of the forum are now available on The Episcopal Church website: http://www....

On November 15, 2013, The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Mississippi hosted a live forum, Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America. Videos of the forum are now available on The Episcopal Church website: http://www....

A Lenten study resource created by the office of Black Ministries for Lent 2013.

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An organization dedicated to justice, ministry, and the inclusion of persons of African descent (black) in the life and leadership of the Episcopal Church.

Sermons

February 13, 2004


A Keeper of the Charge!