Sacred Ground

A Film-Based Dialogue Series on Race & Faith

September 2022 Sacred Ground Webinar with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

September 16, 2022
Sacred Ground

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry spoke at the Sacred Ground fall kickoff webinar on September 15, 2022. In conversation with Canon Stephanie Spellers, Bishop Curry shared his vision for how Sacred Ground circles can and do contribute to racial reckoning and justice ministry, and offered his blessing to everyone on the Sacred Ground journey.

Following the presiding bishop, two panels of Sacred Ground leaders facilitated by Jayne Osgood shared their experience welcoming new (and perhaps skeptical) people into race conversations and explored strategies for transitioning into action and community engagement. Panelists included Lesley Dead and Noelle Ptomey (Diocese of Nebraska), Virginia Woodruff (Diocese of East Carolina), Rev. Dr. J. Lee Hill (Diocese of Virginia), and Jill Henderson (Diocese of San Diego).

The following were links or resources shared during the event:

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry shared the Prayer for the Human Family, p. 815 of the Book of Common Prayer.

Becoming Beloved Community Where You Are 2022 an Episcopal resource for individuals, congregations and communities seeking racial justice, healing and reconciliation.

The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for Beloved Community by Canon Stephanie Spellers

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Racial Justice, Healing and Reconciliation-related Legislation from the 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, July 2022.

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