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Racial Healing

Racial Healing Presentation Featuring Shela Linton at St. Micheal’s Episcopal Church, Brattleboro, VT

Racial Healing Presentation Featuring Shela Linton at St. Micheal’s Episcopal Church, Brattleboro, VT Presenter: Shela Linton Videographer/Editor: Maurice Lajuane Harris Running Time: 35 minutes, 3 seconds Recording Date: May 15, 2018 Description In this video, Shela Linton, founder of the Root Social Justice Center in Brattleboro, Vermont, talks about the roles that race and racism …

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Diocesan Racial Reconciliation Team Launches Resources to Support Congregations’ Racial Healing Efforts

Diocesan Racial Reconciliation Team Launches Resources to Support Congregations’ Racial Healing Efforts The Diocesan Racial Reconciliation Team (RRT) is pleased to announce the launch of three resources to support congregations’ racial reconciliation and racial healing efforts. These resources include a dedicated page on the diocesan website, an educational video series, and grant funding to enable …

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“We Stand Against All Racism” by John Van Dyke Wilmerding (Music Video)

“We Stand Against All Racism” by John Van Dyke Wilmerding (Music Video) In Episode 5 of “Where Do We Go from Here?” special guest John Van Dyke Wilmerding shares with host Maurice Lajuane Harris a story of how he has been using music to effect racial reconciliation and racial healing. John performs a portion of …

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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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Vermont Clergy Treat Stubborn Wounds, Make New Efforts Toward Racial Healing

Vermont Clergy Treat Stubborn Wounds, Make New Efforts Toward Racial Healing By the Episcopal Church in Vermont On Tuesday, October 10, thirty priests of the Episcopal Church in Vermont gathered at Trinity Church in Rutland to embark on the first of a four-phase journey of racial healing. The Clergy Day event, which focused on Acknowledgment …

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