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Episcopal Church announces 2020 Beloved Community “Rapid-Response” grant recipients

November 4, 2020
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The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church has awarded thirty-three Beloved Community “Rapid-Response” grants totaling $187,800 to address the racial disparities laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic and for groups responding to racist violence and policing reform. Awards began in late summer and the final round were approved at Council’s October 2020 meeting.

Across America, COVID-19 continues to disproportionately affect people of color in terms of health outcomes, access to testing and treatment, safe work environments, and more. At the same time, many recognize the pandemic of ongoing violence directed against black people and other people of color, especially at the hands of law enforcement personnel in communities in the Americas and beyond.

Three rounds of “Rapid-Response” grants were awarded. These grants are drawn from funds allocated by General Convention in 2018 to build capacity and increase Episcopal engagement in Beloved Community.

Learn more about the Church’s work on Becoming Beloved Community at https://www.episcopalchurch.org/beloved-community, and see resources for “Responding to Racist Violence and Police Brutality” at https://www.episcopalchurch.org/responding-to-racist-violence/.

Grant recipients

Round 1:

  • All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Hilton Head, SC, Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, $8,000
  • Beloved Community Initiative/Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, Des Moines, IA, $9,000
  • Middleham and St. Peter’s Parish, Lusby, MD, Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, $5,000
  • All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Chicago IL, Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, $6,000
  • Haitian Congregation of the Good Samaritan, Bronx, NY, Episcopal Diocese of New York, $6,000
  • Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee Beloved Community: Commission for racial reconciliation, Nashville, TN, $6,000
  • St. Nicholas Episcopal Church/La Iglesia Episcopal de San Nicolas, Richfield, MN, the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, $8,000
  • The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, Seattle, WA, $5,400
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Camden, NJ, Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, $6,000
  • Neighbor to Neighbor: a partnership between EMM, the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande, Boston, MA, $5,000

Round 2:

  • THREAD Refugee Mask-Sewing Project, Sponsored by Imago Dei Middle School, Tuscon, AZ, Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, $5,000
  • Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Baltimore, MD, $4,550
  • The Episcopal Church in Navajoland, Farmington, NM, $9,000.00
  • St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, New Orleans, LA, Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, $5,000
  • The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Ann Arbor, MI, Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, $4,550
  • St. Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN, the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, $3,500
  • African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Philadelphia, PA, Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, $4,000

Round 3:

  • Vecinos Seguros @ Trinity Lime Rock Church, Lakeville, CT, the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, $5,000
  • Grace Episcopal Church, Ocala, FL, Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, $7,000
  • Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew and Matthew, Wilmington, DE, the Episcopal Church in Delaware, $5,000
  • St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Elizabeth, NJ, Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, $6,000
  • Plainsong Farm, Rockford, MI, Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan, $6,000
  • Province VII Anti-Racism Network, Houston, TX, Episcopal Diocese of Texas, $8,000
  • St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Montgomery, OH, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, $5,000
  • St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Carmel, IN, Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, $2,800
  • St. James Episcopal Parish, Kent, WA, Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, $5,000
  • The Episcopal Diocese of Washington, Washington, DC, $6,000
  • The Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC, Episcopal Diocese of Washington, $6,000
  • Barth Safe House, Shelby County, TN, Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee $5,000
  • Episcopal Diocese of Georgia Racial Justice and Healing Ministries, Savannah, GA, $5,000
  • Memorial Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD, Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, $6,000
  • St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Kenwood, CA, Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, $5,000
  • Church of the Nativity, San Rafael, CA, Episcopal Diocese of California, $5,000

Please direct questions about the Beloved Community Rapid-Response grants to Advisory Group leaders Rev. Edwin Johnson at padreedwinj@gmail.com or the Rev. Meg Wagner at mwagner@iowaepiscopal.org or to Sarah Alphin, associate for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care, 212-716-6102.

La Iglesia Episcopal anuncia los beneficiarios de becas de “Respuesta Rápida” de la Comunidad Amada 2020

El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal ha otorgado treinta y tres becas de “Respuesta Rápida” de la Amada Comunidad por un total de 187.800 dólares para abordar las disparidades raciales expuestas por la pandemia de coronavirus y para grupos que responden a la violencia racista y la reforma policial. Los premios comenzaron a fines del verano y la ronda final se aprobó en la reunión del Consejo de octubre de 2020.

En todo Estados Unidos, COVID-19 continúa afectando de manera desproporcionada a la gente de color en términos de resultados de salud, acceso a pruebas y tratamientos, entornos de trabajo seguros y más. Al mismo tiempo, muchos reconocen la pandemia de violencia continua dirigida contra los negros y otras personas de color, especialmente a manos del personal encargado de hacer cumplir la ley en las comunidades de las Américas y más allá.

Se otorgaron tres rondas de becas de “Respuesta Rápida”. Estas becas se obtienen de los fondos asignados por la Convención General en 2018 para desarrollar la capacidad y aumentar la participación episcopal en la Comunidad Amada.

Destinatarios de la beca

La ronda 1:

  • Iglesia Episcopal de Todos los Santos, Hilton Head, SC, Diócesis Episcopal de Carolina del Sur, 8.000 dólares
  • Comunidad amada iniciativa / Diócesis Episcopal de Iowa, Des Moines, IA, 9.000 dólares
  • Middleham y St. Peter’s Parish, Lusby, MD, Diócesis Episcopal de Maryland, 5.000 dólares
  • La Iglesia Episcopal de Todos los Santos, Chicago IL, Diócesis Episcopal de Chicago, 6.000 dólares
  • Congregación Haitiana del Buen Samaritano, Bronx, NY, Diócesis Episcopal de Nueva York, 6.000 dólares
  • Comunidad amada dela Diócesis Episcopal de Tennessee: Comisión para la reconciliación racial, Nashville, TN, 6.000 dólares
  • St. Nicholas Episcopal Church /La Iglesia Episcopal de San Nicolás, Richfield, MN, la Iglesia Episcopal en Minnesota, 8.000 dólares
  • La Diócesis Episcopal de Olympia, Seattle, WA, 5.400 dólares
  • La Iglesia Episcopal de St. Paul, Camden, Nueva Jersey, Diócesis Episcopal de Nueva Jersey, 6.000 dólares
  • Vecino a vecino: una asociación entre EMM, la Diócesis Episcopal de Massachusetts y la Diócesis Episcopal de Rio Grande, Boston, MA, 5.000 dólares

La ronda 2:

  • Proyecto de costura de máscaras para refugiados THREAD, patrocinado por Imago Dei Middle School, Tuscon, AZ, Diócesis Episcopal de Arizona, 5.000 dólares
  • Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación de la Diócesis Episcopal de Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 4.550 dólares
  • La Iglesia Episcopal en Navajoland, Farmington, NM, 9.000,00 dólares
  • La Iglesia Episcopal de St. Anna, Nueva Orleans, LA, Diócesis Episcopal de Luisiana, 5.000 dólares
  • La Iglesia Episcopal de la Encarnación, Ann Arbor, MI, Diócesis Episcopal de Michigan, 4.550 dólares
  • La Catedral de San Marcos, Minneapolis, MN, la Iglesia Episcopal en Minnesota, 3.500 dólares
  • La Iglesia Episcopal Africana de St. Thomas, Filadelfia, PA, Diócesis Episcopal de Pensilvania, 4.000 dólares

La Ronda 3:

  • Church of the Nativity, San Rafael, CA, Episcopal Diócesis de California, 5.000 dólares
  • Vecinos Seguros @ Trinity Lime Rock Church, Lakeville, CT, la Iglesia Episcopal en Connecticut, 5.000 dólares
  • Grace Episcopal Church, Ocala, FL, Diócesis Episcopal de Florida Central, 7.000 dólares
  • La Iglesia Episcopal de los Santos. Andrew y Matthew, Wilmington, DE, la Iglesia Episcopal en Delaware, 5.000 dólares
  • La Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Isabel, Elizabeth, Nueva Jersey, Diócesis Episcopal de Nueva Jersey, 6.000 dólares
  • Plainsong Farm, Rockford, MI, Diócesis Episcopal de Western Michigan, 6.000 dólares
  • Red Antirracismo de la Provincia VII, Houston, TX, Diócesis Episcopal de Texas, 8.000 dólares
  • La Iglesia Episcopal St. Barnabas, Montgomery, OH, Diócesis Episcopal del Sur de Ohio, 5.000 dólares
  • La Iglesia Episcopal de St. Christopher, Carmel, IN, Diócesis Episcopal de Indianápolis, 2.800 dólares
  • La Parroquia Episcopal de St. James, Kent, WA, Diócesis Episcopal de Olympia, 5.000 dólares
  • La Diócesis Episcopal de Washington, Washington, DC, 6.000 dólares
  • La Iglesia de la Epifanía, Washington, DC, Diócesis Episcopal de Washington, 6.000 dólares
  • Barth Safe House, Condado de Shelby, TN, Diócesis Episcopal de West Tennessee, 5.000 dólares
  • Ministerio de Justicia y Sanación Racial de la Diócesis Episcopal de Georgia, Savannah, GA, 5.000 dólares
  • Memorial Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD, Diócesis Episcopal de Maryland, 6.000 dólares
  • La Iglesia Episcopal de San Patricio, Kenwood, CA, Diócesis Episcopal del Norte de California, 5.000 dólares
  • La Iglesia de la Natividad, San Rafael, CA, Diócesis Episcopal de California, 5.000 dólares

Dirija sus preguntas sobre las becas de Respuesta Rápida de la Comunidad Amada a los líderes del GrupoAsesor Rev. Edwin Johnson al padreedwinj@gmail.como la Revda. Meg Wagner a mwagner@iowaepiscopal.orgo a Sarah Alphin, asociada de Evangelismo, Reconciliación y Cuidado de la Creación, 212-716-6102.

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