Racial justice is an issue that permeates every aspect of our society. How does our faith inform and guide us as we learn and take action for racial justice? This fall, we will explore the United States' history of race and racism, through the lens of Christian faith.
Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. This series is open to all, and especially designed to help white people discuss amongst themselves. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.
Sacred Ground takes place on alternate Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 8 PM, from September 7 to January 4.
On campus, we will meet in Cay's Room.
Zoom ID: 834 7327 0214
Documentary: American Creed
"Black History is Everyone's History" by Leonard Pitts, Jr.
Exerpt from "Not Somewhere Else, But Here" by the Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker
Exerpt from "Healing our Broken Humanity" by Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill
Selection from "America's Original Sin" by Jim Wallis
"Key Distinctions for Understanding Race and Racism" by Katrina Browne and James Perry
Short Video: The Myth of Race, Debunked in 3 Minutes - Vox
Short Video: Decoded: Are Cracker, White Trash, & Redneck Racist? - MTV News
"Roots Deeper than Whiteness" by David Dean
"A Geography Lesson for the Tea Party" by Colin Woodard
Selections from "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism" by Robin DiAngelo
"On the Five Stages and White People Waking Up to Racism" by Tad Hargrave
"On White Tears" by Tad Hargrave
Excerpts from Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving - Introduction and Chapters 2-3
PBS Series: We Shall Remain, Episode 1: "After the Mayflower"
Short Video: The Episcopal Church Exposes the Doctrine of Discovery
"The Map of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before" by Hansi Lo Wang
Interactive Native Land Map
"Unshackled by Visions and Values" by Martin Brokenleg
Excerpt from Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman - Forward and Preface
Excerpts from Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving - Chapters 1, 4-6, and 30