Racial Healing, Justice and Reconciliation
In 2018, the Episcopal Church in Connecticut Diocesan Convention adopted a resolution calling on all congregations to have open and honest conversations about the sin of racism by hosting a forum or program on racism. This two year Season of Racial Healing, Justice and Reconciliation invites us to consider as people of faith how we can respond to "the ongoing injustice of the racial divide."Racial Healing, Justice and Reconciliation
This Sunday, February 9 during worship, we will be marking the Feast Day of Absalom Jones, the Episcopal Church's first African American priest. Upcoming Discovery Hours on February 16 and 23rd at 9:15 will focus on racial healing and reconciliation. On February 16th we will watch a short video from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on racial reconciliation, followed by conversation. On February 23rd we will be discussing the Beloved Community and exploring resources for going deeper into these important conversations.
I warmly invite you to join us in these conversations mindful of the commandment "to love our neighbors as ourselves."