Race & Reconciliation
Reconciliation is at the heart of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. When conflict and division surround us we are called to be healers and reconcilers. The work of reconciliation begins as we seek to understand that which divides us. We commit ourselves to this work in our Baptismal Covenant, promising to “seek and serve Christ in all persons “and to “strive for justice and peace among all people."
Members of the diocesan Race and Reconciliation Committee are available to visit with congregations and other groups as we explore our role in this work. Our time together will include story sharing by committee members, activities that help us identify our own stories, and opportunities to hear the experiences of others a key step of living into our Baptismal promises. Committee members will facilitate as we work together to become the community we are called to be as followers of Jesus.
Below you will find news and information from around the diocese related to our work toward reconciliation.
In January 2017, a group of 23 pilgrims including Bishop Waldo, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, their brother and sister bishops, as well as Episcopal Relief & Development leaders, supporters, and several staff members, participated in a Truth and Reconciliation Pilgrimage to Ghana. Pilgrims prayed and reflected at several sites critical to the trans-Atlantic slave trade, includi…Read More »