Racial Reconciliation

Pray on Troost

Two-minute read. On the evening of Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, Troost Avenue, Kansas City, became a focal point of unity when people of different faiths and races joined together in an hour-long event ‘Pray on Troost.’ Together they formed an estimated 10-mile long, socially distanced, prayer chain.

Becoming Anti-Racist

One-Minute read. If you have also found yourself at an intersection – of faith and a commitment to becoming anti-racist – these past few weeks, this chart may inspire you to explore, grow and deepen that very personal journey.

Beloved Community “Rapid-Response” Grants available

Three-minute read The Presiding Officers’ Advisory Group on Beloved Community Implementation is pleased to announce the availability of grants to address the racial disparities laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic and for groups responding to racist violence and policing reform.

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Juneteenth — liturgy and history

Two-minute read. In 2015, the 126th Diocesan Convention passed a resolution regarding the response of the Episcopal churches in West Missouri to the ongoing sin of Racism. One of the provisions was the use the service closest to “Juneteenth” as an opportunity to remind ourselves of the constant vigilance needed to address racism.

Be the change you wish to see in the world

One-minute read. If you’ve been spending the last week wondering how to be a positive force working towards a world where pain and suffering isn’t caused by a fellow human there are answers.

Prayer for Racial Justice at St. Augustine’s

40-minute video, four-minute read. The people of the Episcopal and ELCA Lutheran churches of the Kansas City Metro area gathered together on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in prayer for racial justice held in the grounds of at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. An estimated 150-200 people attended the event in person. The proceedings were also livestreamed on Facebook.

Messages of Solidarity

Five-minute read. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has shared with his fellow bishops two messages of solidarity he received following his statement on President Donald Trump’s use of a church building and the Holy Bible.

Boiling Point

Six-minute read. “We are acting as though God doesn’t see or care about the way we treat one another, belittle one another, or degrade one another.”

Blessed Absalom Jones offering to assist Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and University

One-minute read. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites Episcopalians to deepen their participation in Christ’s ministry of reconciliation by dedicating offerings at observances of the Feast of Absalom Jones to support the two remaining Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCUs): St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC, and Voorhees College in Denmark, SC.

Commemorating 400 years of African American History and Culture: An invitation to participate in Healing Day National Bell Ringing

Three-minute read. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia Bishop James B. Magness invite Episcopal churches to take part in a national action to remember and honor the first enslaved Africans who landed in English North America in 1619 by tolling their bells for one minute on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm CDT.

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