On February 5, the Commission on Black Ministry sponsored 50 young adults to attend the Ensemble Theater’s rendition of The Ballad of Emmett Till.
In 1865, The Episcopal Church’s General Convention organized the Protestant Episcopal Freedman’s Commission (renamed the Commission of Home Missions to Colored People in 1868), to establish schools in the South that would provide higher education and religious instruction to African Americans...
Honoring the story of Roger "Bill" Terry, who earned his pilot's wings at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama during World War II. Terry was the only member of the Tuskegee Airmen convicted in what became known as the Freeman Field Mutiny. He was pardoned in 1995. "Bill" Terry...
Amid times of change and challenge, it might be hard for churches to focus on innovation and opportunity.
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori celebrated and preached at a Service of Repentance, Healing and Reconciliation April 9 at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Asheville, marking the end of a two-year period of study and conversation on the sin of racism in the Diocese of Western North...
When the Rev. Joseph "Sonny" Browne III began a historic preservation project at his Roxobel, North Carolina, ancestral "homeplace" last year he faced a stark reality — that its roots, and his, included slavery.
A nearly lifelong activist for racial and gender equality, Pauli Murray, at the age of 67, became the first African American woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1977
Barbara Clementine Harris made history in 1989 when she became the first woman bishop in the Worldwide Anglican Communion. She was consecrated Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts on February 11, 1989.