Racial Equity Project
The Racial Equity Project at Church of the Servant is focused on racial justice and reconciliation beginning with our parish and moving into the wider community. This group was formed in response to the Vestry decision to focus on racial justice this year. We understand that this essential work will take far longer than one year or even one liturgical cycle realizing that we may never “finish.” As a Vestry we agree that this is the work that we are called to do as a part of our Baptismal Covenant.
Educate ourselves using Sacred Ground, our church library of racial justice and equity books and by inviting speakers who work for racial equity from our local Black and Latino communities to teach us.
Discern our role in racial equity work as a parish by working through the questions posed in Becoming Beloved Community and simultaneously coming up with action plans.
Support changes in our parish to make our church a place where all feel welcome as they are. Support local Black, Latino and other racially oppressed communities in our area both financially and in ways that the communities we strive to serve deem appropriate.
Read more about:
- Becoming Beloved Community
- Sacred Ground, A Film-Based Dialogue Series on Race & Faith
- Video titled “The Church Cracked Open: The Challenge of Beloved Community” In this video Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing and the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon for Evangelism and Reconciliation for the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, discuss how the pandemic and the reckoning with white supremacy could be a blessing for the Church, opening a way to living with greater love and justice. The discussion is framed by the themes of the latest book by Canon Spellers The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for Beloved Community.
Sacred Ground, an intensive curriculum offered by the Episcopal Church about race and racism, has been the focus of three small group studies at Church of the Servant. The white community's he…
Check out the church library in the parish hall! Many books related to racial equity are available for children, youth and adults. No library card required! Just borrow and return for others to enjoy.