Voter suppression is evident in any efforts to make voting more difficult for people who are poor, people of color, and other vulnerable groups.
The legacy of Absalom Jones is profound. Known for his speaking skills, he galvanized the Episcopal Church toward equality long before emancipation. The Feast of Absalom Jones is February 13, and there are several opportunities to celebrate his life at St. Peter’s.
We walked with 2000+ Charlotteans from 100 organizations to remind ourselves and others that our work to eliminate systemic injustice is more important than ever.
In the coming days, millions will remember Dr. King, who did much in his life in the name of Jesus and for the welfare of all beloved children of God. As we consider the parts that we each might take on the trek to reconciliation, let us pray, reflect, and act courageously in ways that will point to change.
More than fear for my own safety, however, I feel chagrin for not really understanding the fear felt by people of color in this country every day. They have been subject to attack from just about anyone, including police who are charged with protecting all of us, for any reason or no reason, for centuries.
Parish Racial Reconciliation Initiatives Commitment to Equity and Justice October 2016 At-a-glance The Vision of St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Church is to become a community of bold followers of Jesus, a crowd that effects good change for the world, a place known for radical love and welcome, and a beacon of hope in Center City …
Fellow Episcopalian Bill Bishop penned The Big Sort, a fascinating work describing the increased clustering of America into like-minded communities, in 2008 following years of observation and social science research. Startling demographic data reveal that over the past several decades, Americans have situated themselves into sameness at increased rates. It’s happening with little regard as …
The wound hasn’t been acknowledged, treated, healed; it has festered. But now as a result of spilled blood, with the deaths of Carr and Scott, the economic cost of effectively shutting down Uptown for three days, and our public image tarnished, perhaps the wound will be tended.
The days immediately following July 4 left the nation wounded, heartbroken, and unsettled. On July 5, a police officer in Baton Rouge shot and killed Alton Sterling after pinning him to the ground. Alton had been selling DVDs outside a convenience store. On July 6, a police officer in a suburb of St. Paul shot …
Two of our young people, Sam Morgan and Max Reid write about their experiences.