Since 1991, General Convention has committed the Episcopal Church to address racism within our church, society and the world. We all recognize when obvious racism, discrimination or oppression occurs, but many of us are completely unaware of the subtle racism that occurs everyday all around us and how we are involved in perpetuating it. To better educate ourselves about the underlying racism in our daily lives and institutions, all lay and ordained leaders in the Episcopal Church are required to attend antiracism training. Each and every member of the church can also be involved in the effort to end the institutional racism that exists in the church. Together we can make our church a welcoming place, devoid of racism and any form of prejudice and discrimination.
Working together for justice.
What You Can Do
Each one of us can play a part in eliminating racism in the church, society and world, and that change begins with us. In order to truly love our neighbors as ourselves, we must walk in their shoes and understand how our behavior affects those around us.
Becoming a Fully Antiracist Church
Changing our own behavior is just the beginning; creating change in our institutions is the next step. While the church is a collection of its individual members, it will not change unless we all work together to make change happen. Together we can eradicate institutional racism from our churches, seminaries and workplaces.
Diocesan Reports on Transatlantic Slavery
In accordance with General Convention Resolution 2006-A123, dioceses are directed to document instances where the diocese has been complicit in and has benefited from the institution of Transatlantic Slavery. Several dioceses who have already begun this work share what they are already doing.