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Racial Healing & Reconciliation
The call to pray and act for racial reconciliation is integral to our witness.
“…the Church understands and affirms that the call to pray and act for racial reconciliation is integral to our witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ and to our living into the demands of our Baptismal Covenant…” from The Episcopal Church General Convention resolution 2015-A011
A Draft Framework for Anti-Racism and Racial Reconciliation Training in The Episcopal Church
Developed by The Episcopal Church (TEC), the draft-in-progress available from the link below defines the wider Church framework for anti-racism and racial reconciliation training.
Becoming Beloved Community: The Episcopal Church’s Long-Term Commitment to Racial Healing, Reconciliation & Justice
The commitment outlined in this document is intentionally focused on TEC efforts that support and complement local, diocesan, provincial, and network efforts.
The Episcopal Church in Vermont’s Four-phase Racial Healing Process
The Racial Reconciliation Team of the Episcopal Church in Vermont has developed a Four-phase Process for anti-racism training, available from the link below, that meets our commitments as part of TEC while responding to the unique needs of the Vermont Diocese.
Training Resources to Accompany the Four-phase Racial Healing Process
This page houses curricula and activities for use within Vermont congregations to support the Four-phase Racial Healing Process. Please check this page periodically for updates.
The Diocesan Racial Healing & Reconciliation Network
The Diocesan Racial Reconciliation Team is responsible for developing the Four-phase Racial Healing Process, recommending anti-racism training resources, and consulting with congregations on training events. Click the link for contact information or to inquire about joining the Team.
Abenaki and Vermont Native People
“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 and ongoing process, and we commit to building our awareness of our present participation. And so, we give thanks for those who have come before us, honoring the legacy of Vermont’s Indigenous people, the Abenaki People of the Dawn. We are grateful for the care and sharing of this land.” – Excerpt from the liturgy of the 187th Diocesan Convention of The Episcopal Church in Vermont (October 26, 2019)