The goal of the Commission to End Racism is to educate people so that they become more aware of the divisiveness (sin) of racism and are able to confront it in ourselves and in institutions.
Living out this mission takes many forms: working to understand how racism affects our own lives and carrying the message to the church and to the world that hatred and discrimination are wrong. Living out this mission takes training, education, passion, creativity, and prayer.
What You Can Do
- Attend Diverse Church training workshops through the Diocese of Oregon (view dates and register for upcoming trainings)
- Become a multi-culturally competent person resisting racism
- Challenge prejudice, intolerance, and racism in the church and the community wherever it exists
- Join the Commission to End Racism in your church or diocese
- Join with other denominations and faith traditions to dismantle institutional and systemic racism
- Understand the connection between racism and other forms of oppression
- Read and share articles, books and publications on racism and related oppressions to sustain you on your journey
What The Church Can Do
- Establish provincial anti-racism networks and provide “training for trainers”
- Develop a diocesan workbook of “best practices” and strategies for community building
- Share training resources with the ecumenical bodies
Becoming Beloved Community
As the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, we dream and work to foster Beloved Communities where all people may experience dignity and abundant life and see themselves and others as beloved children of God. The Becoming Beloved Community Vision Document and accompanying resources help us to understand and take up the long-term commitments necessary to form loving, liberating and life-giving relationships with each other. Together, we are growing as reconcilers, justice-makers, and healers in the name of Christ.