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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The search committee for the Episcopal Church Missioner for Black Ministry has provided the following update on its work:   Update on the search for the new Missioner for Black Ministry   The work of the search committee to find the new...

May 22, 2017

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The search committee for the Episcopal Church missioner for black ministry has provided the following update on its work: Update on the search for the new Missioner for Black...

The search committee for the Episcopal Church Missioner for Black Ministries is seeking input as they discern the future paths for this important ministry. The search committee asks black Episcopalians, clergy serving congregations that...

April 28, 2017

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The search committee for the Episcopal Church Missioner for Black Ministries is seeking input as it discerns the future paths for this important ministry. The search committee asks...

Volunteers are being recruited for a search committee to develop a position description and interview candidates for the Episcopal Church’s Staff Officer for Black Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. A letter to the...

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, “...

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

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...

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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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Sermons

February 13, 2004


A Keeper of the Charge!