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Archive: Friday, December 15, 2017

Syllabus for Racial Reconciliation Clergy Day (Acknowledgment Pre-work)

Syllabus for Racial Reconciliation Clergy Day (Acknowledgment Pre-work) In advance of the October 10, 2017 Clergy Day, participants were asked to complete the pre-work in the following syllabus. All congregants are invited to do these activities, as well. Please note that the members of the Racial Reconciliation Team (RRT) listed below were accurate at the time

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Racial Healing: How to Make 2018 a Year of Acknowledgment

Racial Healing: How to Make 2018 a Year of Acknowledgment By Maurice L. Harris In the months since our October 10 Clergy Day, I have been peppered with questions from clergy and congregants alike who are eager to deepen their racial healing efforts. Clergy who participated in the event have asked, “What’s the next step?”

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Defining ‘Acknowledgment’

Defining ‘Acknowledgment’ By Maurice L. Harris When the RRT established the Four Phase Racial Healing Process this past spring, Acknowledgment was loosely defined as “the acknowledgment of racism in its many forms.” The team realized, however, that there was a tendency, especially among people who were unaware of their own implicit biases, to deny that

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Racial Reconciliation Team

Racial healing is a continuing priority within the Episcopal Church in Vermont and is an integral part of being a Christian. We support the mandates of the wider Episcopal Church regarding  racial reconciliation and, in response, have hosted various diocesan initiatives over the years aimed at exploring diversity and nurturing cultural competency. One of these

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Jerusalem Peacebuilders Announces 2018 Summer Youth Leadership Institutes

Jerusalem Peacebuilders Announces  2018 Summer Youth Leadership Institutes Now Accepting Applications! DATES & LOCATIONS: Voyager Program for 14-15 year olds, Navasota, Texas: July 31-August 9, 2018 Service-Learning Program for 14-15 year olds, New Haven, Connecticut: July 1-12, 2018 Interfaith Citizenship Program for 15-17 year olds, Houston, Texas: August 1-12, 2018 Leadership Institute for 17-18 year olds,

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Inviting the Light: The Divine Story That Mary Pondered

Inviting the Light: The Divine Story That Mary Pondered By the Rev. Carole Wageman The Gospel of Luke is my favorite gospel. It is rich with stories about Jesus and the people who gathered around him, for good or ill. Luke’s style of writing lends personality and familiar qualities to the characters of Scripture that

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2018 UTO Grant Applications Now Available

2018 UTO Grant Applications Now Available: Submissions Due by January 31, 2018 Links to the grant guidelines and criteria are provided at the end of this article. The 2018 United Thank Offering (UTO) grant application materials are now available! The focus of the 2018 UTO grants will be Becoming Beloved Community: Racial Healing, Reconciliation and Justice.

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