Responses from Bishop Brown
Diocesan Commission at Work
Litany for Social Justice
- Resources for Anti-Racism, Equality, Justice, and Cultural Competence
- An article by Neva Rae Fox talking about the intensity and dedication to Black Lives Matter and how it is clearly crucial to many episcopalians, clergy and lay, Black and white, young and old.
- A book designed to work well as a rapid read, a book group book, or support reading for courses exploring racial and cultural issues.
- Documentary film by Ava DuVerny, examining the U.S. prison system, racial inequality and mass incarceration.
- The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, founded by Dr. Catherine Meeks, provides programs and resources to promote racial reconciliation.
- A comprehensive vision and growing set of resources for Episcopalians working toward racial healing, reconciliation and justice.
- Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids
- Police violence is a leading cause of death for young men in the United States. Over the life course, about 1 in every 1,000 black men can expect to be killed by police.
- EJI works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality. Includes the Legacy Museum and a national memorial for victims of lynching and racial terror.
- Explores the way Christian individuals and communities can cultivate peace both locally and on a global scale.
- Book: Ibram X. Kendi
- This is free on streaming sites for the month of June 2020.
- Book: edited by Catherine Meeks
- From the Office of Government Relations.
- “In Passionate for Justice, we find a compass that points us to the future, where we can each give voice and action to justice, equity, and life-giving community. Ida Wells would have had it no other way.”
—From the Foreword by Stacey Abrams, 2018 Democratic Nominee for Governor of Georgia
- Godly Play Digital — free download
- Preaching Black Lives (Matter) is an anthology that asks, “What does it mean to be church where Black lives matter?”
- From the Episcopal News Service.
- Members of the Presiding Bishop’s staff have curated this list of resources for racial justice and reconciliation.
- “Sacred Ground” is a Film-Based Dialogue Series on Race & Faith created by Episcopal Church staff led by film director Katrina Brown. This set of videos and workbooks can be used to facilitate conversations on racism and reconciliation.
- A personal journey of a priest’s understanding of his Whiteness widens into an invitation to wrestle with larger cultural issues of race and belonging
- Book: Kelly Brown Douglas
- Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools
- Vernā Myers at TEDxBeaconStreet
- Alice Goffman at TED2015
- Megan Ming Francis at TEDxRainier
- Kimberlé Crenshaw at TEDWomen
- Video: Gayle Fisher-Stewart
- Article: Gayle Fisher-Stewart
- In 2015 the city of Baltimore was shaken by riots in the wake of peaceful protests over the death of Freddie Gray, observers have had cause to reflect on the relationship between nonviolent and violent demonstration.
- Book: Robin DiAngelo
From Our Local Churches and Leaders
- Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative — learn about this collaborative and view a video from United Way of Delaware and YWCA on the 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge.
- Walk for Justice and Peace — Episcopal Church Of Sts. Andrew and Matthew
- Letter to the people of Delmarva from Ecumenical leaders, condemning unjust killings and abuse of unarmed black and brown people across this nation.
- Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki: America must atone in this moment of reckoning (Opinion)
From the Episcopal Church
- Sacred Ground: A Film-Based Dialogue Series on Race & Faith
- Read Presiding Bishop Curry’s Word to the Church: When the Cameras are Gone, We Will Still Be Here
- Responding to Racist Violence as the People of God
- Episcopal Peace Fellowship
- Supports Episcopalians who pursue social justice and seek to dismantle the barriers that separate us from living as one human family.
- Speaking of Freedom — A Letter to the Church from Kelly Brown Douglas, Stephanie Spellers, and Winnie Varghese. Female church leaders of color urge more anti-racism action in open letter
A video of Bishop Desmond TuTu’s lecture titled, “Dreams of Freedom”. This lecture was delivered at the Bishop Quintin E. Primo Lecture Series in Wilmington.
The SSO and featured guest University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, lead by conductor Eugene Rogers, will premiere a newly commissioned fully orchestrated version of “The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” by composer Joel Thompson, made possible in part with the support of Linda and Stuart Nelson. This is a multi-movement work honoring the lives of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Kenneth Chamberlain, Amadou Diallo, and John Crawford.
A conversation with Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility.
A conversation with local leaders and pastors on the 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge.
Cadex Herrera, left, was one of the artists who created a memorial mural of George Floyd near the site in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he died. Photo: Xena Goldman
Co-creator of George Floyd mural is an Episcopalian with a passion for social justice art
One of the mural’s lead artists, Cadex Herrera, is an Episcopalian from White Bear Lake, Minnesota, who immigrated to the United States from Belize when he was 19. Herrera works as an elementary school behavioral specialist who creates art on the side.