Reconciliation is the spiritual practice of seeking loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God and one another, and striving to heal and transform injustice and brokenness in ourselves, our communities, institutions, and society.
Prayers of the People and a Litany of Repentance and Commissioning for the Ministry of Justice and Reconciliation, created by a subcommittee of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music.
Here are just some of the Episcopal Church’s pathways, resources, and major partners in the ministry of racial reconciliation, justice, and healing.
The Episcopal Church Becoming Beloved Community Grants
Application Deadline: September 13, 2019
The Becoming Beloved Community grants are intended to build capacity in the Church to do the work of racial healing, reconciliation, and justice. The grants may be used for work in these primary fields: telling the truth about our churches and race, proclaiming the dream of Beloved Community, practicing Jesus’ way of healing and reconciliation, and repairing the breach in institutions and society. Funds for these grants were allocated by the 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in response to GC2018 Resolution D002.
Meet the Episcopal Church's Racial Reconciliation Team
Melanie Mullen, Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care
Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care
Charles Chuck Wynder, Jr., Officer for Social Justice and Engagement
Sarah Alphin, Associate for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care
Katrina Browne, Consultant for Racial Reconciliation