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Racial Healing

Changing Times: Reconciliation or Retribution

By the Rev. Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas The following is a transcript of a presentation by the Rev. Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas delivered in Randolph, Vermont on October 23, 2019. Co-sponsored by the Randolph Forum on Racial Equality (FORE) and the Rutland Area NAACP, the Rev. Thomas’s presentation was part of the “Racism in America” …

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‘Racism in America and Why We Should Care’ – Updated Schedule of Events

Sponsored by The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance andGood Shepherd Lutheran Church Hosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church273 Vermont Route 15, Jericho, Vermont, at 6:30 pm Moderated by the Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas, Pastor How far have we come as Americans in confronting racism? This is a topic that remains so intimidating and painful that …

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Abenaki and Vermont Native People

People of the Dawn “We acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, and unceded land of the Abenaki people on which we are worshiping, praying, and celebrating today. We honor the Abenaki people who have been living and working on this land from time immemorial. We recognize that colonialism and the oppression of Native peoples is a current …

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Justice For All Announces Q4 Events and Activities

The mission of Justice For All Vermont is to pursue racial justice within Vermont’s criminal justice system through advocacy, education, and relationship-building. If this resonates with you, consider participating in one or more of these events during the fourth quarter of 2019. Please note that all of the “Read More” tags below link to the complete …

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Episcopal VT to Co-Sponsor Windham County NAACP’s First Freedom Fund Dinner, November 16

BRATTLEBORO, VT – The Windham County Branch of the NAACP is pleased to announce its first Annual Freedom Fund Dinner to be held on Saturday, November 16 at the American Legion, 32 Linden Street, Brattleboro, VT. The keynote speaker will be Jonathan Smith, executive director of Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. …

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A History of the Concept of Race, October 23

A History of the Concept of RaceOctober 236:30 p.m. Church of the Good Shepherd39 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641 The first European to divide the peoples of the world into distinct races, in the seventeenth century, claimed that the Sami people of northern Scandinavia were one of four races on earth; Native Americans, Europeans, South …

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The Browning of America: Reconciliation or Retribution, October 23

RANDOLPH, VT – National research and census data indicate that white people will cease to be the majority in America somewhere between 2035-2045 due to the combined increase in non-white Hispanics and people of color. In some of our states this reality has already occurred. Texas is 45% white, California is 38% white, New Mexico …

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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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