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January 6, 2020, 6:30 pm
BECOMING BELOVED COMMUNITY: SACRED GROUND
In his book, America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America, the Rev. Jim Wallis writes, “Racism is America’s original sin and must be named as such. Sometimes it expresses itself explicitly and overtly, with the Charleston murders being perhaps the most extreme example in decades. But racism lingers far more pervasively in implicit and covert ways in American institutions and culture, in often unconscious attitudes, and in the very structures of our society.”
Grounded in our call to faith, hope and love, Sacred Ground, a 10-part series featuring documentary films, readings and discussion, focuses on Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories. Our common goal is to gain insight and deepen our consciousness by understanding the history of the United States from other than a European American lens.
Dialogue circles of four to fourteen people will meet on Monday evenings from October through March on a more-or-less biweekly basis. Led by experienced facilitators, we will engage with films, videos, written materials and each other. Save for two assigned books, all materials will be available for free to circle members.
This series requires pre-registration.
For a more in-depth look at the syllabus online go to: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground/syllabus-preview.
And to learn more about this series at Grace, please contact the Parish Office at (718) 624-1840, x10 or email@example.com.