One Worldwide Family
The Diocese of Missouri
The Right Reverend Deon K. Johnson, Diocesan Bishop
Becoming Beloved Community
An interactive Zoom workshop
Saturday, Feb. 27
The Diocesan Dismantling Racism Commission invites all to attend this annual event to celebrate the life of Absalom Jones, the first black priest in the Episcopal Church.
This year's event will include a worship service featuring guest preacher the Rt. Rev. Gayle Harris, Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Massachusetts. We'll also engage in group discussions focused on how we as a church can stand firmly for racial justice.
More details will be available soon.
Register here now.
You will receive the meeting link after you register.
You are invited to read and sign.
A covenant is more than an agreement. A covenant is a relationship of commitment between God and God's people.
In response to the death of George Floyd and others in police custody, the Rt. Rev. Deon Johnson wrote an anti-racism covenant. The document includes our laments (the things we confess to doing wrong) and our covenant (the promises we make to do better).
Several other bishops in the Episcopal Church and ELCA are supporting our bishop in this action. We invite everyone in our diocese to read the covenant and sign on if you feel called to do so.
As Bishop Deon said, this is an opportunity to move beyond a "statement" and engage in meaningful action to end the sin of racism.
For more information go to the ANTI-RACISM website.
Download the anti-racism covenant here.