Dismantling Racism

Our Commitment

Letter from the Vestry

On June 17, 2020, the Christ Church Vestry shared a letter with the parish. This is an excerpt:

" ... Black Americans have no choice but to order their lives in different ways than white Americans do. They live with the ongoing trauma imposed on them by over 400 years of slavery, prejudice, discrimination, and systemic racism.

We don’t profess to have ready answers to the hard questions that confront us today. And it is an important fact that the questions are not new -- they are just asked today more urgently and with greater clarity. But it is the heart of Christ Church to be a safe place to face hard questions and to always ask where God is alive in those questions, and where God’s heart breaks, and where we can be God's hands to effect change. ..."

Read the entire letter here »

Words from The Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop

Presiding Bishop Curry’s Word to the Church: When the Cameras are Gone, We Will Still Be Here  (May 30, 2020)

Pentecost Sermon, Washington National Cathedral  (May 31, 2020)


Learn and Participate

 
Sacred Ground: A Dialogue on Race and Faith

Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. Learn more »

Legacy and Justice pilgrimage

Montgomery and Selma, Alabama
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 our next pilgrimage 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 and register for the next pilgrimage »


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