Anti-Racism

Anti-Racism

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December 8, 2011

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] In response to the 2009 General Convention Resolution A-143, the Episcopal Church Executive Council’s Anti-Racism Committee has called for facilitated conversations and video viewing by dioceses and congregations to combat the sin of racism.

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October 17, 2011

Dear Member of Congress, We, the undersigned faith-based organizations and faith leaders, value the dignity of every individual regardless of citizenship and respect the rights of all people to enjoy safety and freedom. As our traditions and holy texts call upon us to welcome the stranger, our...

April 14, 2011

One church was founded by slave owners, the other by former slaves. On a recent cold, wet winter night their spiritual descendants crossed the divide that separated their ancestors and came together to share a meal, to talk, and to listen to a national journalist tell the story of conversations...

April 11, 2011

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori celebrated and preached at a Service of Repentance, Healing and Reconciliation April 9 at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Asheville, marking the end of a two-year period of study and conversation on the sin of racism in the Diocese of Western...

March 29, 2011

I recently returned from a two-week pilgrimage to Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories, my third trip to the area. It was emotionally devastating.

I travelled in the company of some 30 Northern California members of Friends of Sabeel North America. Sabeel is an ecumenical...

February 9, 2011

When the Rev. Joseph "Sonny" Browne III began a historic preservation project at his Roxobel, North Carolina, ancestral "homeplace" last year he faced a stark reality — that its roots, and his, included slavery.

"My family has lived in the same house since 1830. It was built by my three-...

September 7, 2010

Plans by a Florida-based Christian pastor to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11 -- the anniversary of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks -- and a recent surge in violence against Muslims is being met with widespread condemnation by church groups and leaders who are calling for religious...

April 6, 2010

Christian leaders in South Africa have condemned the slaying of an extreme right wing leader in the country, Eugene Terre'Blanche, and have called on political leaders to urge restraint at a time of rising racial tension. A song promoted by the leader of the youth wing of the ruling African...

March 4, 2010

March 4, 2010

Dear Member of Congress,

The Episcopal Church is committed to welcoming strangers as a matter of Christian responsibility. We urge you to bring a fair and humane immigration reform to provide a solution to a broken immigration system that separates families,...

December 14, 2009

From the floor of the sanctuary at St. Augustine's Church on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the two tiny rooms to either side of the organ where blacks worshiped in the 1800s are barely visible.

"They could see and hear but not be seen well unless they stood up," said the Rev. Deacon Edgar...

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