Racial Reconciliation

“Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?”

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry offers a message on the church’s work for racial healing

Reconciliation is the spiritual practice of seeking loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God and one another, and striving to heal and transform injustice and brokenness in ourselves, our communities, institutions, and society.

The Episcopal Church Becoming Beloved Community Rapid-Response Grants
Rolling Deadline from June 19 to August 15, 2020

The Presiding Officers’ Advisory Group on Becoming Beloved Community Implementation is making funds available for groups working specifically to address the racial disparities laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic and for groups working to respond to racist violence and police reform. Across America, COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting People of Color in terms of health outcomes, access to testing and treatment, safe work environments, and more. At the same time, many recognize the pandemic of ongoing violence directed against black people and other people of color, especially at the hands of law enforcement personnel in communities in the Americas and beyond. More information and applications here.

More Resources

Prayers of the People and a Litany of Repentance and Commissioning for the Ministry of Justice and Reconciliation, created by a subcommittee of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music.

Here are just some of the Episcopal Church’s pathways, resources, and major partners in the ministry of racial reconciliation, justice, and healing.

Responding to Racial Violence

Becoming Beloved Community: Vision and Resources

Racial Reconciliation Resources

Sacred Ground: A Film-Based Dialogue Series on Race & Faith

A 10-part series, built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.

Report on Racial Stories, Injustice and Healing

Beloved Community StorySharing Campaign

Poor People’s Campaign

Office of Government Relations

Center for Racial Healing

Washington National Cathedral

Some latest news about Racial Reconciliation

Our Team

Contact:
The Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg

Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation

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Contact:
The Rev. Melanie Mullen

Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care

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Contact:
The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers

Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care

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Contact:
Sarah Alphin

Associate for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care 

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Contact:
Katrina Browne

Consultant for Racial Reconciliation

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