The Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) stands in the continuing tradition–more than 200 years–of Black leadership fighting racism in the Episcopal Church. UBE fights racism by encouraging the involvement of Black people in the total life of the church–on every level and in every way–mission, stewardship, evangelism, education, leadership, governance and politics. The Union is committed to translating these words into Christian action for all Episcopalians and at all levels of the Church.
The Union of Black Episcopalians welcomes allies who support the mission, purposes and goals of the organization and wants to actively work eradicate racist systems and practices. The membership of the UBE is made up of ‘all sorts and conditions of God’s people.’ All are welcome to join.
The Episcopal Diocese of Texas has two chapters of the Union of Black Episcopalians: The John Dublin Epps Chapter, chartered in 1986; and the Myra McDaniels Chapter, chartered in 2013.
The Rev. John Dublin Epps Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians, Houston
The Rev. John Epps Chapter meets six times a year (January, March, May, July, September and November) at various churches in Southeast Texas to carry out the business of the chapter. See more under mission and goals at right.
The Myra Atwell McDaniel Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians, Austin
The Myra McDaniel Chapter meets at various Episcopal churches on the fourth Saturday of every month. The chapter has various active ministries, including the One Human Race initiative. Visit the chapter on Facebook to learn about upcoming events.