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Statement of Solidarity
The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing acknowledges and pays respect to past and present tribal members of the Indigenous nations who were forcibly expelled from the lands Georgia now occupies: the Muscogee (Creek) and the Ani’yun’wiya (Cherokee). Standing in solidarity with all who are oppressed, we deplore the hatred and violence shown historically and in the present to Indigenous people, African Americans, African Caribbeans, Asian and Asian Americans, LatinX, Pacific Islanders, and all other oppressed persons. We will continually seek to dismantle the racism that threatens us all as human beings.
WELCOME TO OUR BRAVE SPACE.
Welcome from Dr. Catherine Meeks and Bishop Robert Wright
The Opening of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing
Our Mission is to provide tools and experiences that allow faith communities – and the larger community of individuals – to engage in dismantling racism through education, prayer, dialogue, pilgrimage,
and spiritual formation.
AN URGENT MESSAGE
The house is on fire!
You can Help!
Florida's 2023 history curriculum for middle school students will incorrectly and absurdly teach that "slaves developed skills that could be used for personal benefit." This is beyond unacceptable and an insult to all Americans! As children of God, it is part of our spiritual formation to openly and fervently speak out against this egregious attack to twist and manipulate the history of enslaved African Americans.
Above, The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing's Board Chair, The Rt. Rev. Matt Heyd, and Executive Director, Dr. Catherine Meeks discuss this attempt to change American History.
Our Virtual Resource Center
Our virtual library is replete with resources to educate, inspire, and prepare you to advance racial healing. We have a high regard for each group listed and their particular strengths. Therefore, our tools and resources are organized in a manner to affirm, honor, and take care not to dilute their individual cultural distinctiveness and diversity.
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DISCOVER WHATS NEW
OUR SOCIAL STREAM
Who Lived Here? Where Did They Go?
Who Lived Here? Where Did They Go? Remembering Vanished Neighborhoods and Their Historical Heart Beat
Dr. Georgianne Thomas, Bishop Barbara Harris Justice Project Fellow
Foreward: Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing
Welcome to the "Who Lived Here? Where Did They Go?" documentary series, where we delve into the stories of vibrant African-American communities that were uprooted in the pursuit of progress.
Join us as we listen to the powerful oral histories of Morocco Coleman and Dr. Rosalyn Harper, who thrived in the Westside community and share their experiences and reflections on living there. Is the west side really the best side? Watch the video to explore this narrative and decide for yourself. This series is part of a larger effort to acknowledge the beauty and worth of destroyed African American communities and contribute to the essential work of racial healing by sharing these important stories.
WE CELEBRATE OUR PARTNERS
The Brave Space Book Club is an inclusive and engaging community that focuses on literature that promotes racial healing and wellness. Our book selections are carefully curated to highlight a wide range of perspectives and experiences of brave humans dismantling racism.
By joining our book club, you will have the tools for a self guided racial healing journey as you fulfill your commitment to creating a more just and equitable world.
Sign up today and continue your journey towards racial justice!
VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE
Introducing our Brave Pages: Read. Resist. Repeat. Fundraising collection! Join the movement, shop for a cause, and stand against racist censorship with our Brave Pages t-shirt and coffee mug. Every purchase supports the construction of a banned book library at the Center for Racial Healing and empowers communities to do the same.
Ready to Make a Change? Make a Call.
As we lament for the children and families of Uvalde, we continue to lament for all the children and adults who are no more, who have been slain with guns in the hands of the forces of evil. Every victim of a mass shooting was someone’s child and certainly a child of God. We invite you to join The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center in continued prayer for these innocent victims.
But also, to make a commitment to take action. Our Senate needs to hear from us, now. Reach out to your Senators and let them know that what happened in Uvalde, what happened in Buffalo, what happened in Parkland and Sandy Hook and Charleston and too many other places has to stop. Join us! Make a call, send an email or write a letter to your Senators. Together, we can make a change.
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