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Racial Healing

What Multicultural Congregations Teach About Improving Race Relations

Excerpt from Baylor University’s Online Graduate Programs Blog A movement is growing among Christian churches to become places of racial reconciliation and friendship between people of different racial and ethnic identities. But beyond awkwardness, racism and prejudice continue to make relationship-building across lines of race and ethnicity challenging at best and painful at worst. In …

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Racism in America & Why We Should Care: What Is Vermont Doing to Combat Racism? Sept. 19

How far have we come as Americans in fighting racism? In the “Racism in America & Why We Should Care” forum series, we wish to create a safe space where we can speak openly and honestly as people of good intent who seek the best for each other and our nation as we confront the …

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A Reflection on Jonathan Daniels, Social Justice, and the Modern Celtic Movement

By Dr. Barbara Cook On Sunday, August 11, St. James Episcopal Church in Essex Junction celebrated the life and work of Jonathan Myrick Daniels, a white seminarian and U.S. civil rights martyr, during their “Eucharist with a Celtic Twist.” Daniels’ story is one I was not familiar with, but it is one that inspired me …

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The Episcopal Church in Vermont Is Pleased to Co-sponsor the First African Landing Vermont Commemoration, August 24

The Episcopal Church in Vermont is pleased to be a sponsor of the First African Landing Vermont Commemoration. This event serves to recognize the 400th anniversary of the landing of the first enslaved Africans in English- occupied North America at Point Comfort in 1619. It will feature a commemorative ceremony, food, storytelling, dance, drumming, musical …

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NAACP to Honor St. John’s Randolph Members at Freedom Fund Dinner, August 16

RUTLAND, VT – The Rutland Area NAACP recently announced that Neil & Mickie Richardson will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Freedom Fund Dinner to be held on August 16 from 5:30 to 8:0 p.m. at the Franklin Howe Center. The Richardsons are co-founders of the Randolph-based Forum on Racial Equality and …

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Save the Date: The Rev. Dr. Arnold Thomas to Present ‘The Browning of America: Reconciliation or Retribution,’ Oct 23

On Wednesday, October 23, the Rev. Dr Arnold Thomas will deliver a presentation entitled, “The Browning of America: Reconciliation or Retribution”. This will be an evening event and will include a discussion period. The event will be hosted in Randolph, VT at a venue and time to be announced soon. The Rev. Thomas is pastor …

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Unity in Christ and in Combating Racism: Churches United in Christ Recommit to Mission at Triennial Conference in Montgomery

From The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC), a covenant organization of 11 different US denominations/communions who have pledged to live more closely together in expressing their unity in Christ and in combating racism, held its triennial plenary session in Montgomery, Alabama from June 6-9, 2019. The meeting began with tours …

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Justice Pilgrimage Brings Together 20 Episcopal Clergy Members for Intensive Racial Healing Work

By David Paulsen | Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service] Twenty Episcopal priests and deacons are wrapping up a weeklong pilgrimage in Atlanta, Georgia, organized by the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing as a pilot program that could become a new model for furthering The Episcopal Church’s racial reconciliation work. Participants in the center’s Justice Pilgrimage were …

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‘The New Jim Crow’ Book Discussion at Kimball Library, June 4

RANDOLPH, VERMONT – The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander will be the topic of a book discussion at the Kimball Library, 67 N Main St, Randolph, VT on June 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Author and Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander argues that “we have not ended racial caste in America: we have merely …

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The Browning of America: Reconciliation or Retribution? Find out on May 7!

Racism in America and Why We Should Care Ninth Meeting and Topic The Browning of America:Reconciliation or Retribution The Rev. Dr. Arnold Thomas, PastorGood Shepherd Lutheran Church, Jericho, VT National research and census data indicate that white people will cease to be the majority somewhere between 2035-2045 due to the combined increase in non-white Hispanics …

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