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A Time for Freedom
By Nick Gordon 

June is an action- and emotion-filled month. Between Pride, Juneteenth, the Poor People’s Campaign March on Washington, and The Episcopal Church’s General Convention, we have many opportunities to join in the liberation of all God’s children. What does it mean for us to look back, look forward, and engage across all those intersections? Let’s walk through the possibilities now… 

FROM THE FIELD
Juneteenth and the Call to Remember
By Willis Foster Sr. and Edna Johnston 

Juneteenth reminds us why it’s so important to talk about American slavery and its legacies, and the ongoing work of racial healing. 

Indigenous Voices Past and Present
By Virginia Taylor

An Indigenous Ministries Conference in Western North Carolina opened hearts and minds and sparked new action.

If you'd like to submit an article or reflection, please email reconciliation@episcopalchurch.org

POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN

Episcopal Poor People's Campaign Gathering and Community Meal: In-Person
Friday, June 17, 2022 at 4:00 PM - RSVP here
You're invited to gather with fellow Episcopalians in Washington DC at the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St NW Washington, DC. We will be in the space starting at 1 PM on Friday the 17th if you are in DC and would like to join us. Our Episcopal Gathering will be at 4 PM and will include speakers, prayer, and time to get to know one another. Then, all are invited to participate with the DC Poor People's Campaign in a community meal at Freedom Plaza and a prayer service at the Lincoln Memorial, including opportunities to volunteer.
 
Moral March Episcopal Meet-up: In-Person
Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Episcopalians are invited to meet up at 9 AM near the Assembly location. We will gather on the green space nearest Madison Dr. NW between 3rd and 4th streets.

Moral March on Washington and to the Polls: In-Person and Online
Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 10:00 AM - RSVP here
This RSVP form allows you to register to join the March in person OR virtually, so please sign up even if you are unable to travel to DC. 

GRANT SPOTLIGHT

Meet and get inspired by the Becoming Beloved Community Grant recipients. Also, learn how your group can apply for a “BBC” Grant and help to dismantle racism in yourself, in your church, and in the world.

Art as a Doorway to Transformative Relationship 
By Linda Witte Henke  

St. Christopher’s in Carmel, Indiana, is paving the road to racial reconciliation with community art and education. 

About Becoming Beloved Community (“BBC”) Grants

ON SACRED GROUND

Sacred Ground’s Next Chapter  
By Valerie Mayo and Katrina Browne 

Thanks to a partnership with Black Episcopalians, Sacred Ground is expanding and strengthening support for Interracial Circles.

UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Friday, June 17, 4:00PM - 8:00PM (ET) - “Episcopal Poor People's Campaign Gathering and Community Meal”, Episcopal Social Justice and Engagement. To register, click here
  • Saturday, June 18, 10:00AM - 2:00PM (ET) - “Poor People’s And Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly And Moral March On Washington And To The Polls”, Poor People’s Campaign. For more information and to register, click here
  • Monday, June 20, 8:00PM - 9:30PM (ET) - "Filipino American Ministry Institute", Asiamerica Ministries. To register, click here
  • Tuesday, June 21-22 - “The Episcopal Church Office of Black Ministries Convocation”, Office of Black Ministries. For more information, click here.
  • Friday, June 24, 7:00PM - 8:00PM (ET) - “Vaudeville Divas and Sissieretta, the B.P. of Vaudeville an Operetta”, The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing. To register, click here
  • Saturday, July 2, 1:00PM - 2:00PM (ET) - Sacred Ground People of Color Facilitators Affinity Group. To register, email Krista Bradley, kristabrad25@gmail.com, or Jo Ann Williams, bjwilli@surewest.net.
  • Friday, July 8-11 - “General Convention”, The Episcopal Church. For more information, click here
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