On March 13, 2016, PBU and First Presbyterian Church in Jasper hosted the Rev. Les Spears and members of Trinity, Jasper, along with Ayesha Mutope- Johnson, chair of the Multi-Cultural Network of Province VII.
Today, the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem is home to 7,000 Anglicans in 26 parishes in five countries: Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Israel.
The leaders of the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops and House of Deputies March 12 issued a letter “to welcome sisters and brothers in both Houses and ultimately all Episcopalians to join us” in the ministry of racial justice and reconciliation.
In the months following General Convention, the Episcopal Church has been working to fulfill its mandate to confront racism and the institutional structures that support it.
We need to talk about race. Why? Because, much to the dismay and shame of so many Americans of goodwill for several generations, our society appears to be coming apart at the seams of some very deep racial divides. As a black man, who is also a diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church, I’ve seen...
When I woke up on August 9, 2014, I had no idea my life was about to change forever. Usually, that’s the way it works.
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...
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...