Please join us as we resume our book study on Undoing Racism with our next book, “The Color of Law,” a book that dives into the racial residential segregation as a result of government policy.
Four-minute read. Over one hundred people gathered at Park Central Square in Springfield, Missouri at noon on Juneteenth — Monday, June 19, 2023 to learn, reflect, and lament the tragic events of Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday in April 1906 when three African American were lynched.
Four-minute read. The National Day of Racial Healing is observed each year following the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday. In 2023 many churches across the diocese are opening their doors to those who wish to pray and reflect on this day.
Beloved Community of Care and Love Book Study – Ghost Ship: Institutional Racism and the Church of England
Please join us as we resume our book study on Undoing Racism with our next book, “Ghost Ship: Institutional Racism and the Church of England.”
Please join us as we resume our book study on Undoing Racism with our next book, “Four Hundred Souls,” a unique one-volume “community” history of African Americans.
Four-minute read. Stephanie Hasty reflects on Juneteenth, — June 19, the date that Major General Gordon Granger read General Order 3 to the people of Galveston, Texas. It was then, two years after The Emancipation Proclamation was signed, that every enslaved person in the United States was free and knew it.
Diocesan Diversity and Reconciliation Commission to release a new series of four videos during Black History Month
One-minute read. During Black History Month, the Diversity and Reconciliation Commission of the diocese will once again be offering online video presentations on the lives of famous black Episcopalians.
Please join us as we resume our book study on Undoing Racism with our next book: “Slaves In The Family” by Edward Ball.
One-Minute read. Love is something we do. Let us refuse to demonize those who disagree with us. Let us try our best to make our words and actions a witness to the world. Because, the love that acts to care for vulnerable people imparts the love God has for all.
Please join us as we resume our book study on Undoing Racism with our next book: How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey toward Racial Justice” by Jemar Tisby.
October 5 – 28 on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Looking back at the career of the Rev. Canon Edward L. Warner former rector of St. Augustine’s, Kansas City
Seven-minute read. Brett D. Kynard of St. Augustine’ reviews the life of his friend and mentor, the Rev. Canon Edward L. Warner, a former rector of St. Augustine’s, now resident in Atlanta, Georgia.
Six-minute read. Themes of racial justice, including the experience of people of color within The Episcopal Church, the persecution of indigenous peoples in North America and plans to extend and magnify the church’s existing truth and reconciliation efforts, dominated the work of the church’s Executive Council during its June 25-28 virtual meeting.
10-minute read. April 4, 1968, was a normal workday for me, starting at 8 a.m. and ending around 5:30 p.m. when I would rush in the door and plop down in front of the television for the evening news. At 6:01 p.m. that evening, the world changed for many in America and was on the verge of changing for me.
One-minute read. As federal employees are granted a paid holiday to celebrate Juneteenth, learn more about this commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
Two-minute read. Sponsored by The Diocese of West Missouri’s Diversity and Reconciliation Commission, The Beloved Community’s Fourth Online Book Study, ‘Caste – The Origins of our Discontents’ by Isabel Wilkerson
Two-minute read. Sponsored by The Diocese of West Missouri’s Diversity and Reconciliation Commission, The Beloved Community’s Third Online Book Study, ‘Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man’ by Emmanuel Acho.
Two-minute read. Sponsored by The Diocese of West Missouri’s Diversity and Reconciliation Commission, The Beloved Community’s Second Book Study, God of the Oppressed by James H Cone, explores this landmark text in the development of Black Theology.
Four-minute read. The House of Bishops met virtually July 28-29, 2020. The following statement was adopted on July 29. While the situation on the ground in Portland has changed, the bishops believe it is important to share their statement about protest and policing.
Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish
Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español