Anti-Racism Training is a requirement of all clergy and
lay leaders in The Episcopal Church.
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 encourages you to finish the book by the gathering. Would you like to read along?
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."
A Letter on Racial Reconciliation — from the House of Deputies
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.
A Letter to The Episcopal Church From the Presiding Bishop, President of the House of Deputies
Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday.
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.
Three-year study on how slavery affected DioCal pre-War of Southern Aggression
A Racial Reconciliation Task Force Report to DioCal Convention
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.