Reconciliation & Social Justice

We are partners in Christ's ministry of reconciliation.

From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation." 1 Corinthians 5:16-18 NRSV

We invite you into these opportunities to partner with other parishioners in our common pursuit of reconciliation and social justice. 

Race: An In-depth spiritual examination (R.I.S.E.) Training

Friday, April 5, 3:00 PM - 10 :00 PM, St. Francis A and B
Saturday, April 6, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, St. Francis A and B
This workshop is essential for those who are seeking to discern how to respond to a world marred by racism and division. Christ's ministry of reconciliation invites us to examine our lives without fear and to learn how we can become reconciled with all of God's children. Please join us for this powerful two-day workshop. There is no cost, but registration is required. Contact Laura Konitzer for more information.

Register for RISE

Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil Rights Movement

Wednesdays, February 6, 13, and 27, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, M207
Join Kathleen Clark, PhD, for a three-week series on Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil Rights Movement. Come explore the ideology of race that developed in the context of slavery, the struggles over what “freedom” would look like after slavery, and the resistance to achieving equality through the ongoing Civil Rights Movement. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend. Contact Matt Holcombe for more information. 

Legacy and Justice Pilgrimage to Montgomery, AL

Wednesday - Saturday, March 6 - 9
From police shootings to incarceration statistics, and from school accessibility to poverty rates, racism is a present reality that plagues our city and our country. Our faith calls us to confront and confess our failures and fears in order that we may be reconciled one with another. Please consider joining us on this pilgrimage led by The Reverend Matt Holcombe to the Legacy and Justice Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. Established by the Equal Justice Initiative, these sites give Americans an opportunity to learn and respond to some of the racial injustice of our collective past. Learn more »