The 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.
For more information on the ministry of the Engaging Racial Justice Working Group, contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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