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Racial Healing

October 4 Clergy Day Pre-Work

Racial Reconciliation Clergy Day “Engagement” October 4, 2018 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM LOCATION TBD Racial Reconciliation Team Co-facilitators* The Rev. Robert Spainhour | Tel: (843) 343-6871 scjohn9115@gmail.com Maurice L. Harris | Tel: (513) 704-8395 | mharris@dioceseofvermont.org *Please contact the co-facilitators with any event-related questions. Racial Reconciliation Committee Members The Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely The

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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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“A Vision for Our Lives” Music Video

“A Vision for Our Lives” (Music Video) By Maurice Lajuane Harris The following article is an excerpt/adaptation from the documentary “A Vision for Our Lives [The Design] Thinking Behind the Song”. My husband and I had just relocated from Ohio to Vermont for my new job as Diocesan Communications Minister for the Episcopal Church in

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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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