Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground is a sensitive, prayerful resource that creates space for difficult but respectful and transformative dialogue on race and racism, holding at its center a vision of Beloved Community – where all of God’s children are honored, protected, nurtured, and flourish.

Sacred Ground an opportunity for us to examine the deep history of racism and white supremacy in our country and Church through the eyes of faith, and wrestle with the uncomfortable truth of how this history has directly formed our individual stories and experiences of life today. The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories. 

Sacred Ground is open to everyone and it is especially designed to help white people talk with other white people while learning histories of these groups. Because the program will be offered on Zoom, participants will be interacting and learning with friends from around the Diocese of Virginia and even beyond.

 

Sign up to participate in Sacred Ground Circles beginning fall 2022. 

 

For more information about this program contact the Rev. Dr. J. Lee Hill, Jr., Missioner for Racial Justice and Healing.

 

Video Testimonials 

Here's a preview and invitation into this deeply transformative dialogue from the Rev. Dr. J. Lee Hill, Jr., diocesan Missioner for Racial Justice and Healing, and previous participants of Sacred Ground from around the Diocese.