Healing Racism Resources

Multi-Cultural Conversation Training in Woodland

Is your church/school/community changing, so rapidly you feel you can’t keep up? Is it difficult to have conversations in your community across the blue/red line or with newcomers and neighbors? Ms. Ana Hernandez, cultural conversationalist, will teach a workshop on Multi-Cultural Conversation training on Saturday, April 28 at St Luke’s, Woodland. The workshop will focus on active listening skills as well as how to engage in effective communications across cultural lines. This workshop is important for anyone working with congregations, communities, and schools and is essential for anyone interested in healing racism and reconciliation work. Ms. Anna Hernandez has years of work in the Episcopal Church as a workshop facilitator on cultural issues, church musical and advisor to churches and dioceses. This event is co-sponsored by Province VIII of the Episcopal Church, the Diocese of California, and the Diocese of Northern California.

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
WhereSt. Luke’s, 515 Second Street, Woodland
Cost: $20 (lunch included, scholarship is available)
Register: Online by clicking here
Deadline to register: Wednesday, April 25
Contact: the Rev. Eric Metoyer, ericm@diocal.org

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.

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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.

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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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