Engaging Racial Justice

Engaging Racial Justice

Commission to End RacismThe goal of the Engaging Racial Justice Working Group (formerly the Commission to End Racism) is to educate people so that we become more aware of the divisiveness (sin) of racism and are able to confront it in ourselves and in institutions.

Living out this mission takes many forms: working to understand how racism affects our own lives and carrying the message to the church and to the world that hatred and discrimination are wrong. Living out this mission takes training, education, passion, creativity, and prayer.

What You Can Do

  • Become a multi-culturally competent person resisting racism
  • Challenge prejudice, intolerance, and racism in the church and the community wherever it exists
  • Join with other denominations and faith traditions to dismantle institutional and systemic racism
  • Understand the connection between racism and other forms of oppression
  • Read and share articles, books and publications on racism and related oppressions to sustain you on your journey
  • Review materials on the resources page provided by the Engaging Racial Justice Working Group

Becoming Beloved Community

As the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, we dream and work to foster Beloved Communities where all people may experience dignity and abundant life and see themselves and others as beloved children of God. The Becoming Beloved Community Vision Document and accompanying resources help us to understand and take up the long-term commitments necessary to form loving, liberating and life-giving relationships with each other. Together, we are growing as reconcilers, justice-makers, and healers in the name of Christ.

Learn more and explore resources about Becoming Beloved Community.

For more information on the ministry of the Engaging Racial Justice Working Group, contact the group at diocesecter@gmail.com.

Conversations about the work Speaker Series

Join the Engaging Racial Justice Working Group (ERJWG) for an in-depth look at engaging in racial justice through the eyes of activists from around the country. Four conversations (three in English & uno en español) throughout the spring.

  • January 12: Taylor Steward - Oregon Remembrance Project
    • Watch the recording here. You will need the following passcode to access the video: ERJWG_Jan12
  • March 9 at 6:00 pm Español; 7:30 pm English: Dr. Sandra Montes - Dean of Chapel at Union Theological Seminary
  • May 11 at 7:00 pm: Dr. Luhui Whitebear - Center Director, Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws, OSU