Responses from Bishop Brown
Litany for Social Justice
- Stronger Together
- Resources for Anti-Racism, Equality, Justice, and Cultural Competence
- Black Lives Matter: A Movement, Not a Moment
- 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.
- Waking Up White
- 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.
- Becoming Beloved Community
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Programs in Delaware
21-Day Racial Equity Challenge – State-wide challenge and journey
- August 17 – September 14
- Led by the United Way of Delaware and YWCA Delaware, the challenge is a state-wide journey (never leaving our homes) into the history of racism here at home in Delaware. The Episcopal Church in Delaware is a partner (a “challenge champion”) in this effort. A personal commitment of time (5-30 minutes a day for three weeks), an internet connection, and openness to learning are all that are required. Read more here.
- Sign up for the challenge!
From Our Local Churches and Leaders
- 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.
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.