Racial Healing Commission
Our vision is to promote the healing of the wounds of racism by truth-telling, demonstrating love for all of our neighbors, and striving for justice and peace among God's people.
Our mission is to identify and share the harsh truths of our racial history and legacy here and across the nation. We aim to promote repentance and reconciliation for the wrongs of the past and find remedies for the continuing biases and inequities of the present. We commit to action to change our society into an equitable and healthy home for all people so that God’s will is done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Rooted in our Baptismal Covenant and grounded in the Eucharist the mandate of the Racial Healing Commission is to provide and/or assist in Racial Equity trainings, continuing education for commission members and others, diocesan formation opportunities, resource/equip leaders, provide a framework for equitable hiring practices throughout our diocese and to participate in relationships and mission both inside and outside of the Diocese.
Wondering what to expect at the Jazz & Race Symposium? Check out this informational flyer:
Looking for more resources and ways to get involved before our regional event this September? The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing is an excellent resource, and Dr. Catherine Meeks, our guest speaker this September, is the Center's Executive Director. From their virtual library of resources to their "A Brave Space" newsletter, there are tools and resources available to advance racial healing in the wider church. You can find all of these resources here: https://www.centerforracialhealing.org/
Resources from the 139th Annual Convention of the Diocese of East Carolina