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OH! That Awful Sin of Racism.

OH! That Awful Sin of Racism.

Written by Carole A. Pinkett on

One reason could be because we have failed to fully recognize how deeply embedded racism is in the structures of society and the church. Besides the national recognition of Black History Month, Absalom Jones, or even some horrendous criminal acts to a black, how often do we sit down to discuss...

Crossing the Racial Divide

Crossing the Racial Divide

Written by The Rev. Patricia Templeton on

St. James’ Episcopal Church, founded in 1842, and Zion Baptist Church, founded in 1866, are just a funeral home away from each other in downtown Marietta, Georgia. The churches have a history of neighborliness. When St. James’ was undergoing construction a few years ago, Zion opened its doors to...

Sowing Holy Questions on Race

Sowing Holy Questions on Race

Written by Scott Bader-Saye on

I have recently indulged in some binge-watching of the HBO series, “The Newsroom.” In an early episode, one of the characters describes what she hopes to produce in the face of the dominant, commodified, ratings-driven, news-as-entertainment paradigm. We need, she says, “a nightly newscast that...

WE HAVE  WORK TO DO

WE HAVE WORK TO DO

Written by Lynette Wilson on

Ed. note: Lynette Wilson spoke with the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry immediately following his unprecedented election on the first ballot as the next presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, June 27, during the Church’s General Convention in Salt Lake City. Currently bishop of North Carolina, Curry...

Presiding Bishop's Address at Racism Forum

Presiding Bishop's Address at Racism Forum

Written by Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs on

“Let us dream of a world where every family, language, people, and nation is gathered in the commonwealth of God,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said at the groundbreaking public forum Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America. “Learn vigilance, teach and...

Lee: Why I Don't Want Racial Reconciliation

Lee: Why I Don't Want Racial Reconciliation

Written by The Rev. Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee on

In the winter of 1976, Hyeon-Kon Lee immigrated to suburban Washington D.C. from his native Gochang, Korea; and shortly thereafter, met and fell in love with Gail Sue Wright.  It was, in his own words, “love at first sight.”  Yet there was a problem.  The Virginia...

Eric Law: Know Thyself, Then Reach Out

Eric Law: Know Thyself, Then Reach Out

Written by EDOT Staff on

According to the Rev. Eric Law, founder of the Kaleidoscope Institute, “Most people think about culture as race and ethnicity, but I like us to think about culture as more than that. Culture is all the things that impact the way I see myself and the way I relate to other people and my...

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