Healing Racism Resources


Anti-Racism Training

Anti-Racism Training is a requirement of all clergy and lay leaders in The Episcopal Church.


2017 trainings

March Anti-Racism training

Talking about race in our culture, in our Church, in America, is one of the most difficult (and feared) conversations in our times, and needed to heal our world. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said: "[The] Episcopal Church made a commitment to what I call the Jesus Movement and a commitment to following in the way of Jesus of Nazareth... which is the way of God’s love in this world. And doing it by a way of evangelism and a way that leads to racial reconciliation in our society and in our world." To create the skills for evangelism and conversation on race the Diocese of El Camino offers Healing Racism Training at St Jude's Episcopal Church, Cupertino, this Friday and Saturday. This course is open to all and successful completion fulfill the anti-racism requirements for lay leaders and postulants to Holy Orders. Instructors are the Rev. Jay Watan and the Rev. Eric Metoyer.

When: Friday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 18, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WhereSt Jude's, 20920 McClellan Road, Cupertino
Cost: $25 (includes materials, lunch, continental breakfast, bring check to the first session)
Registration: Email Eric Metoyer, ericm@diocal.org, with name, address, congregation
Deadline: Thursday, March 16

More 2017 Anti-Racism Trainings will be announced soon!

Join Executive Council book group

At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus among My Ancestors & Refugee Neighbors by Dr. Russell Jeung

At the annual Executive Council retreat, the group selects a book to read over the year, creating a book group. This year Canon Stefani suggested At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus among my Ancestors and Refugee Neighbors — a memoir of living in Oakland. The group wanted to extend the invitation beyond the Executive Council, to the diocese as a whole. The Executive Council will have a conversation with Dr. Jeung about his book at Santiago / St. James, Oakland on March 21. There will be expanded discussions that day about community organizing and living in mutuality within neighborhoods. Executive Council is inviting the diocese to join the conversation — even if you are not able to finish the book by March 21!

When: Tuesday, March 21, 5:30 p.m. (appetizers); 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (book discussion), 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (sanctuary discussion)
WhereSantiago / St James, 1540 12th Avenue, Oakland
BookAt Home in Exile on Amazon
Facebook eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1865331133743796/


Presiding Bishop Curry Brings Revival to El Camino Real — Article and Video Resource


[Diocese of El Camino Real | January 19, 2017] "On Saturday, January 7, an electric crowd of about 800 Episcopalians, friends, and family experienced the amazing presence of the Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop and chief pastor of the Episcopal Church. His keynote address in Salinas energized, inspired, and entertained the enthusiastic crowd, explaining the origins of the Jesus Movement and urging Christians to share Jesus’ message of love with a world in need. Hosted by the Diocese of El Camino Real, the January 7 revival-style event also included an equally lively address from Canon Stephanie Spellers on 21st Century mission and ministry, plus panel discussions and audience Q&A. The day’s events were emceed by Joseph W. Heston, president of central coast television station KSBW-TV. Heston introduced Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves,  who welcomed the crowd and brought out Bishop Curry for a “bishops’ selfie” before he began his address." 

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Watch revival videos from Diocese of El Camino Real 


A Letter on Racial Reconciliation — from the House of Deputies

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The New Jim Crow Facilitation Guide

Looking for a way to have conversations about racism in the United States? This is a helpful guide from the Urban Peace Collaboration that will guide you through the steps of organizing and facilitating a six-week reading and reflection group on The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.

Click here to download the guide.

A Letter to The Episcopal Church From the Presiding Bishop, President of the House of Deputies

Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday.

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Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America

Webcast video of all sessions from the November 2013 event at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Jackson, Miss.

Click here to view videos.

Three-year study on how slavery affected DioCal pre-War of Southern Aggression

A Racial Reconciliation Task Force Report to DioCal Convention
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Brochure on The Rev. Peter Williams Casey and Annie Besent Cassey

Learn more about these local saints in the Diocese of California. The Rev. Peter Williams Casey was the first African American ordained west of the Mississippi, and his wife Annie was a co-founder for an early integrated school and a civil rights activist.

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