Virginia Theological Seminary took what appears to be an unprecedented step this week by announcing that it had set aside $1.7 million for a slavery reparations fund – something considered but not yet enacted by other institutions of higher education that historically benefited from slave labor.
The Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) continues a tradition of more than 200 years of Black leadership in the Episcopal Church working to remove racism from the Church, promote inclusion and stimulate the growth and development of Black clergy and membership.
[Episcopal News Service] Seminary of the Southwest is working with the Black Religious Scholars Group on a five-year partnership that will bring black scholars to the Episcopal seminary as visiting professors to improve racial diversity on the faculty and strengthen clergy formation on racial...
Multi-cultural, multi-racial, interracial, culturally diverse? These and other terms have been used in the attempt to describe congregations that have more than one race. Yet, a congregation can be multi-racial and not multi-cultural; the faces are different; however, worship can be seen as...
Following a year of listening, consulting and reflection, Episcopal Church leaders are inviting Episcopalians to study and commit to using Becoming Beloved Community: The Episcopal Church’s Long-term Commitment to Racial Healing, Reconciliation and Justice.
Anyone who has watched Ava DuVernay’s spirit-wrenching documentary on the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which is streaming on Netflix, has had to grasp the cruel reality that although the United States has a little less than 5 percent of the world’s population, we have behind the...
[U.S. Department of the Interior] As the National Park Service enters its second century of service and strives to tell a more inclusive and diverse story of America’s history, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the designation of 24 new National Historic Landmarks.