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.

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has announced the retirement of the Rev. Angela Ifill from her position as Episcopal Church Missioner for the Office of Black Ministries, a position she has held since 2000. Presiding Bishop Curry said, “...

The Office of Black Ministries of the Episcopal Church is sponsoring a public recognition event in Washington DC on Thursday, November 10 for its affiliated Historically Black Universities of St. Augustine’s University, Raleigh, NC and...

Save the date for an important upcoming conference and educational event, the International Black Clergy Conference, scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 to Saturday, November 19 in Houston, TX. The theme of the event is “The Jesus...

Save the date for an important upcoming conference and educational event, the International Black Clergy Conference, scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 to Saturday, November 19 in Houston, TX. The theme of the event is “The Jesus...

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...

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On Sunday, September 4, the Episcopal Church celebrates the life and legacy of notable saint,...

On February 13, the church celebrates the Feast Day of Rev. Absalom Jones, who, in 1804, became...

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,...

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We are in the process of updating our Clergy Directory. Please complete the following form if your information has changed recently. Thank you.

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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Sermons

February 13, 2004


A Keeper of the Charge!