Especially now, work on justice and inclusion presents itself as an imperative to communities of faith. In the Episcopal Church, one of the ways we live into this mandate to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being” (BCP p.305) is through General Convention resolutions requiring anti-racism training for those in positions of leadership.
In the Diocese of Oregon, all persons serving in the following capacities are required to take anti-racism training sponsored by the Episcopal Church:
- Clergy in any form of church ministry
- Diocesan Council
- Standing Commission
- Board of Trustees
- Diocesan Staff
- Leaders of key diocesan committees and commissions
- Convocation Deans and Presidents
- Deputies to General Convention
If you have not taken this training within the past ten years, please register for any of the following opportunities for training in the Diocese of Oregon for 2017:
Feb. 18 St. Luke, Grant’s Pass (CANCELLED)
March 18 St. John, Springfield
June 3 St. Francis, Wilsonville
Sept. 23 St. Paul, Salem
Nov. 11 Trinity Cathedral, Portland
Online registration is now available for our Diverse Church 1 course by clicking here. Training is $25 (need based scholarships available) and includes lunch. All trainings start at 8:30 AM and conclude at 4:30 PM. Please note that this training is mandatory for all of those elected and serving in any of the above diocesan capacities.
Spanish-language and bilingual trainings will also be scheduled!
The Rev. Patricia Steagall
Diocese of Oregon Facilitator for Diverse Church