Racial Justice Resources
Read a transcript of Bishop Brown's remarks here.
- The Episcopal Church's Racial Reconciliation webpage
- Episcopal News Service article on the call for justice in Minnesota and churchwide
- Read Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Diocese of Indianapolis: A Reflection of Personal Experience, Hope and Challenge for the Church on Dismantling White Supremacy and Racism
- Being church while the neighborhood burns from Christian Century. Interview of Ingrid C. A. Rasmussen and Angela Khabeb, Pastors at Trinity Lutheran, Minneapolis
- Minneapolis Had This Coming: My hometown faces not just a rebuilding but a reckoning from The Atlantic
- Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man is a series of videos of YouTube created for white people trying to learn
- Watch the video George Floyd, the Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper by Trevor Noah
- Learn about the Black Lives Matter movement in Portland
- Maine Council of Churches complile anti-racism resources from meber denominations here: MCC Anti-racism Resource Compilation
- Visit the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing for resources, news and events
We are all advised to learn from experts about racial justice.
ChurchNext directs us to these five courses that can help:
- Spirituality and Racial Justice with Michael Curry, available in formats For Individuals and For Groups
- Whiteness and Racial Justice with Kelly Brown Douglas, available in formats For Individuals and For Groups
- Reparation and Racial Justice with Jennifer Harvey, available in formats For Individuals and For Groups
- Theology and Racial Justice with J. Kameron Carter, available in formats For Individuals and For Groups
- Racism and Racial Justice with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, available in formats For Individuals and For Groups
Presentations are from the Trinity Institute's outstanding conference, Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice. You can find more on their website.
Here's a preview to Michael Curry's course:
Learn more about indigenous ministry in Maine through the work of the Committee on Indian Relations. Find the documents and resources here.
The Episcopal Church’s Department of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care and the Office of Government Relations have assembled resources to assist individuals, congregations and communities seeking to LEARN, PRAY and ACT. Please use and share the resources below and here.
- Read Presiding Bishop Curry’s Word to the Church: When the Cameras are Gone, We Will Still Be Here
- Minnesota’s Bishop-Elect and Bishop's statement on the killing of George Floyd and set of initial recommendations
- Statement from Province I Bishops regarding President Trumps Cynical "Photo Op"
Let Us Pray:
Lord Jesus Christ, whose rage over Injustice upended tables in the Temple, guide our anger and outrage over the murder of George Floyd. Raise up protesters who will be known not for looting and violence, but for effective pressure on unjust systems; inspire legislators to spurn partisan politics in favor of real fairness and change; awaken police departments to end brutality and racial oppression; and may our discontent fuel the searching of our own souls, that we might put to death in us the things that led to George's death. This we ask of the One who finds life in every death,
Episcopal Peace Fellowship-Maine Chapter will be starting a new group in September. This opportunity will be open to all! Registration and details to be announced soon. Please take this time to prayfully consider if this program calls to you. Questions? Contact John Hennessy, Director of Advocacy and Networks.