LINKS TO RESOURCES AND RESPONSES (updated June 19, 2020)
Virtual Pilgrimage for Racial Justice: June 23-25
Join a 3-day immersive experience with leading voices and theologians in the Episcopal Church and beyond, to learn, pray, and act on issues of racism and racial justice. Download draft schedule. Register here.
9 Actions you can take for Police Reform from the Episcopal Policy Network
An Open Letter to My Fellow White Christians by Margaret Renkl
Raise your signs and voices. Then raise your church's race awareness by Nikki Toyama-Szeto
“A Call and Response to Anti-Black Violence: Challenged to Transform,” led by EDS at Union Dean Kelly Brown Douglas.
- Sermon preached by the Reverend Peter Thompson on Pentecost Sunday, June 7, "The Image of God"
- Sermon preached by the Right Reverend Dean Wolfe on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, "The Gift of Understanding.
- See the Forum with Father Bryan Massingale, the James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics at Fordham University, joins us for a discussion about how white people can confront their own prejudices and the systemic injustices of the larger culture.
- A Letter from the Rector: The Right Reverend Dean Wolfe posted a letter on his Facebook page in response to recent incidents of racial injustice.
- Statements and resources from The Episcopal Church including the links provided by the Reverend Canon Dr. Stephanie Spellers during her Forum discussion.
- On the President's use of St. John's Lafayette Square, from the Right Reverend Andrew ML Dietsche, Bishop of New York, the Right Reverend Allen K. Shin, Bishop Suffragan, and the Right Reverend Mary D. Glasspool, Bishop Assistant.
- Statement from Bishops of the Episcopal Diocese of New York: Beloved Community Faces White Supremacy
- Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry on President Donald Trump’s use of a church building and the Holy Bible.
- Statement from the Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph. D. Dean of Union Theological Seminary
- Letters from Diocesan Clergy and Laity written to Mayor of Minneapolis Regarding the Murder of George Floyd.
- Statement from the Interfaith Center of New York
- Manifesting Love and Justice by Dismantling White Supremacy from United Religions Initiative
- Messages of Solidarity sent to The Episcopal Church
Resources and actions you can take right now, including donating to groups on the front lines of this movement:
- Sign the #JusticeForFloyd petition from our allies at Color Of Change, or the Justice for George Floyd petition from allies at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
- Donate to the National Bail Fund Network or contribute to a local bail fund in this community-created Google doc, updated daily.
- Donate to the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
- Urgent policy solutions to end police violence, from Campaign Zero
- Additional ways to take action in solidarity with Minneapolis, from IndivisibleResources about White Supremacy Culture, from Showing up for Racial Justice
- Black People Need Stronger White Allies — Here’s How You Can Be One, from Refinery 29
- What You Can Do to Support the Protests Right Now: A Guide, from TESA Collective
- How to Protest Safely During a Pandemic, from VICE
- Know your rights as a protester, from the ACLUDownload the ACLU’s Mobile Justice app, to automatically upload your recording of police conduct to your local ACLU chapter
- Sign up for Action Alerts from the Episcopal Policy Network