The Office of Black Ministries is dedicated to the enhancement and growth of black congregations and seeks to fulfill its Baptismal Covenant through partnership with Episcopal provinces, dioceses, deaneries, local parishes and ecumenical groups and organizations across ethnic and racial boundaries.
In the words of the Rt. Rev. Richard Chang, retired bishop of Hawaii, “the EAM is a Pentecost ministry.” Episcopal Asiamerican Congregations are diverse, multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multilingual and multicultural. Our goal is to assist dioceses in planting and developing diverse Asian congregations in cities and areas where there is a “critical mass” and assist further in strengthening existing Asian congregations.
The mission of the Latino/Hispanic Ministry of the Episcopal Church is to form hospitable communities of faith that nourish, strengthen, and develop disciples of Christ in the Anglican tradition.
Native American Ministries
The full inclusion of Native Peoples in the life and leadership of the church is a goal we share with you.
In The Episcopal Church there are many voices, each with a rich heritage, an important story to tell. When we listen to all the voices and experience all the stories we enter into the beautiful imagery of the Body of Christ and become a stronger witness for Christ in the world. The Office of Intercultural Ministries is committed to connecting people with resources, and people with people, that we may continue to engage in the work of full inclusion of all baptized persons in the life and leadership of the church.
Episcopal Migration Ministries
Since there are over 12 million refugees in the world today and millions more displaced persons, because immigrants and newcomers within our borders are increasingly denied basic civil and human rights and made to feel unwelcome, Episcopal Migration Ministries continues to carry out the ministry it began over 70 years ago to relieve the burden of the world’s suffering through refugee resettlement and immigrant assistance. Our network of 30 offices in 26 dioceses of the Episcopal Church, many congregations, and countless volunteers make our ongoing effort possible. As long as the crisis persists for refugees and immigrants, EMM will pursue its mission and mandate to welcome the stranger. You are invited to share the journey with all who seek safety and security within our borders and throughout the world.