Province IV

Diocese of Lexington

Province: 

IV

Contact:

Amanda Musterman

Email Address: 

  • Electric Revival, High School Retreat/Revival on Racial Reconciliation for youth with Rev. Justin Gabbard at Trinity Episcopal, Covington, KY

  • St. Peters, Paris, KY-Arts Camp- White church reached out to primarily black neighborhood to bring children/teens together for a week long arts & theatre camp

  • St. Patrick's, Somerset, KY- Laura's Ladies, 6 women (2 Latino, 2 White, 2 Black, AME, Episcopal, and Roman Catholic) meet once a month for prayer and conversation

  • St. Patrick's, Somerset, KY- Modern Day Stations of the Cross, covering racial issues

  • Diocesan Racial Reconciliation Commission, Chair-Carol Rutherven

  • Diocesan Convention Christian Education Topic, 9 Day focused on Racial Reconciliation w/ Dr. Allen Boesak and breakout groups/workshops on above topics​

Diocese of Atlanta

Province: 

IV

Contact:

Lynn Norris

Email Address: 

Diocese of South Carolina

Province: 

IV

Contact:

Tater Beak

Email Address: 

  • Grace Community Support on Wednesdays 6-7 p.m. No cost, donation's always welcome.  Supported and put on by church volunteers. Open to the entire community.

Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast

Province: 

IV

Contact:

Joe McDaniel

Email Address: 

  • Recently formed a 25 member Racial Reconciliation Commission.

  • Conducted the first Racial Reconciliation Workshop within the diocese in 12-15 years.

Diocese of Alabama​

Province: 

IV

Contact:

Tom Osborne

Email Address: 

  • Anti-Racism training using "seeing the Face of God in each other" Jonathan Daniels pilgrimage annually in August

Diocese of Atlanta

Province: 

IV

Contact:

Martha Robert

Email Address: 

​martha@cvemjubilee.org

  • Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry (CVEM) piloted the diocesan youth curriculum for Dismantling Racism with seven area youth on retreat at Koinonia Farm the first weekend of May 2018. The participants were so energized by the experience they want to keep going! They want to be leaders in their schools, churches, and communities in building awareness and education around systemic racism, white privilege, and racial trust-building.

  • CVEM is committed to supporting the teens' efforts and is adapting its teen servant leadership program Infusion to facilitate the on-going education and engagement of our youth.

Diocese of Louisiana

Province: 

IV

Contact:

Lindsey Ardrey

Email Address: 

  • Educational opportunities like visits to Whitney Plantation with spiritual reflection afterwards.

  • We're also currently trying to pilot our Prophetic Storytelling Project consisting of sharing stories while sharing a meal, centering on the charge of the church to follow Jesus' lead. To follow Jesus as a storyteller.

Diocese of North Carolina

Province: 

IV

Contact:

Robert Black

Email Address: 

Our work related to racial reconciliation began a few years ago when we considered Jesus' command to "love your neighbor as yourself." As a parish, we asked "Who are our neighbors?" We are on the same city block as the county jail, courthouse, and the police department and many law offices surround us. Our neighbor is the criminal justice system. We explored ways to be good neighbors and quickly learned of the racial inequalities that plague our system of justice. As our Presiding Bishop and Diocesan Bishop have both urged congregations to engage in the work of Becoming the Beloved Community, we have come to see this work as part of the work that the Spirit has given us to do.

Mission Endowment Grant: St. Luke’s was awarded a grant from the Diocese of North Carolina to support the work of Becoming the Beloved Community. This is an initiative of The Episcopal Church to pursue and promote racial reconciliation. This grant will provide for work related to Becoming the Beloved Community in a city with a history of racial tensions. The grant has three components:
1) Truth-telling related to the histories of St. Luke’s and the closed historically African-American congregation of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. We have contracted with a local historian to research the role of race and slavery in our parish's history.
2) A video documentary series in partnership with members of a partner AME-Zion congregation to capture stories by those who grew up in the Jim Crow era in Salisbury.
3) A weekend workshop for the community headlined by Bishop Will Willimon and Dr. Catherine Meeks of the Absalom Jones Center.

​Diocese of the South Carolina

Province: 

IV

Contact:

William Beak

Email Address: 

  • ​Racism Book Group

  • Criminal Justice Conference

  • Support on Illumination Projects

Diocese of Georgia

Province: 

IV

Contact:

Billy Alford

Email Address: 

  • There is no real program. We are having conversations around topics and issues that arise in culture and society. Example "Traces of the Trade" film and discussion.

Diocese of Mississippi

Province: 

IV

Contact:

Marian Fortner

Email Address: 

​mfdfortner@gmail.com

  • Following our Diocesan Conference, Fifty Five Years Later: Becoming the Beloved Community in Mississippi, in May, members at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hattiesburg began meeting monthly to build relationships through sharing our stories and discussing various books and videos.

  • The group circle is widening through local friendships and word of mouth.

  • This week we will meet and discuss The Hate U Give by Mississippi writer, Angie Thomas. We are also discussing a group trip to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson sometime soon.

Diocese of South Carolina

Province: 

IV

Contact:

Gail DeCosta

Email Address: 

Weekly book study between Grace Church Cathedral and Mt. Zion AME Church (as well as representatives of other churches). Books related to racism, and racial healing are read and discussed in small groups.

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