Healing Racism Resources

Sacred Conversations: The Work of Antiracism With Rabbi Amy Eilberg

St. James Episcopal Church is hosting a 3-part series exploring the work of antiracism in self and society. You are invited to join us for this sacred conversation, facilitated by Rabbi Amy Eilberg. The first woman to be ordained a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Rabbi Amy is a well-respected educator, spiritual director, and community organizer. We will be educating our hearts and minds with the assistance of her wise and gentle leadership. Participation in the series is free and open to anyone, but participants must commit to attending all three sessions.

The dates and times are as follows:

Sunday, March 31, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 14, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. 

When: St. James is located at 4620 California Street, San Francisco (at 8th Avenue).

RSVP to the Rev. John Kirkley at john@stjamessf.org

Give me your tired, your persecuted — A call to assist Central American refugees from the Episcopal Public Policy Network of California, signed by CA Bishops

In recent days, over 6,000 migrants have gathered at the California-Mexico border fence seeking appointments with American immigration officials to petition for asylum. With wait times projected to last for months, many are forced to live in shelters where food is scarce, and privacy is non-existent, and some become sick. Click here to read more

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.










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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