Racial Justice and Healing
The sin of racism has infected our hearts as Americans and as a Church since the time of our founding. Dismantling racism for the sake of all people includes the hard work of naming our complicity in structures that disproportionately benefit white people. It also includes the holy and life-giving work of becoming anti-racist. We offer these resources to support congregations in this journey.
Ministry for Racial Justice and Healing
Vision: Christians boldly speaking truth to power and working for a world free from the evils of white supremacy, racism, and colonialism.
Mission: To actively engage the Diocese of Virginia in creating sustainable programs to dismantle racism, white supremacy, and the legacy of colonialism through education and advocacy with social, governmental, and ecclesiastical systems.
|Carolyn Lanier, St. Philip's, Richmond, Chair||The Rev. Joe Hensley, St. George's, Fredericksburg||Mr. Rushad Thomas, Grace, Alexandria|
|The Rev. Justin McIntosh, St. Paul's, Ivy, Vice Chair||Dr. Mary Palmer Legare, St. Stephen's, Heathsville||The Rev. Dr. J. Lee Hill, Jr., Canon for Racial Justice and Healing|
|Dr. Christine Cameron, St. Anne's, Reston||Mr. Jonathan Perry, Little Fork, Rixeyville|
|The Rev. Marlene Forrest, St. Philip's, Richmond||Ms. Gwen Malone, St. Mary's, Berryville|
|The Rev. Deacon Christine Garcia, Christ Ascension, Richmond||The Rev. Barbara Marques, St. John's, West Point|
Resolution 10a: A Resolution to Begin the Work of Reparation in the Diocese of Virginia
Text of Resolution as adopted by the 2021 Diocesan Convention
Task Force Appointees
FAQs on R-10a
The free, faith-based, anti-racism curricula available here will help individuals and groups begin their exploration of racism in our country, our communities, our churches and ourselves.
The Episcopal Church recognizes racism as a sin. Read Bishop’s statements addressing the sin of racism.
The free or low cost anti-racism curriculums here will help individuals and groups begin their exploration of racism in our country, our communities, our churches and ourselves.
These books and articles will help individuals and groups begin their exploration of racism in our country, our communities, our churches and ourselves.