Racial Reconciliation

“Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?”

A Discussion on Reconciliation

February 20, 2015
Racial Reconciliation

I met Dr. Kathy Bozzuti-Jones, the Associate Director of Faith Formation and Education at Trinity Wall Street, at a workshop I presented at Forma. In a recent post, she writes on this workshop with a focus on moving forward in reconciliation with God’s help.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Trinity Wall Street has recently declared an intention to be intentional about holding conversations about race — and so I was eager to connect with The Episcopal Church’s new Missioner for Racial Reconciliation, Heidi Kim, at the Forma conference. Heidi gives it to you straight: “Those of us who engage in this work will make mistakes… all the time.”  It’s inevitable, she says, because the work engenders heat and fire. Expect that “there will be passion, shame, and pain — and that we will need to work through it all.” Why? The fact is that racism has had an impact on all of us.”

Find her full post here: http://episcoforma.org/2015/02/17/heat-fire-the-help-of-god-in-racial-reconciliation/

 

Contact:
The Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg

Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation

Contact:
The Rev. Melanie Mullen

Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care