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Antiracism Change Team Mission Statement

“Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God.” (Micah  6:8)

“Do justice...”

Following the commandment of Jesus Christ to love our neighbors as ourselves, and living into our Baptismal Covenant to respect the dignity of every human being, we, as members of the body of Christ, commit to recognize:

  • the evil legacy of enslaving Africans in the United States
  • the genocide and displacement of Indigenous Peoples in this country
  • the denigration and degradation of people who are not Christian or not seen as white

We commit to repenting and asking for forgiveness, thereby working to promote racial reconciliation, justice, healing, and understanding within our parish and the communities where we live and serve.

“ mercy...”
We believe healing racism is an act of faith. We joyfully join the Holy Spirit to transform this world into the Kingdom of God, celebrating the diversity and dignity of all creation, connecting people to each other and to the Divine.

“...walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)
We accept the sacred responsibility to critically examine our own complicity in perpetuating practices of systemic racism, social injustice, and violence in our church and wider community by our promotion of exclusionary beliefs, actions, cultures, and behaviors—whether knowingly, unknowingly, or complacently—as individuals and as a faith community.

Current Antiracism Ministry Programs

The Antiracism Discussion Group

Mondays beginning April 24 on Zoom

Adult Education: The Antiracism Discussion Group  discusses contemporary and historical issues of race, color, and ethnicity and their impact on our society in order to enable change in perspective, both individually and collectively, to encourage antiracism in the broader community.  It is designed as a safe place for members of our parish and community to gain a deeper understanding of how racism affects our lives.

Next Book Study: Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

Request the Zoom Link

Film Screening of I Am Not Your Negro

Sunday, April 16 at 1pm

Adult Education: The Antiracism Discussion Group  hosts a screening and discussion of I Am Not Your Negro, a 2016 documentary film and social critique film essay directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House. The screening will take place in Laughlin Hall. Light lunch and refreshments will be served so please register so we can plan accordingly. For more information, please see our event page.

Register Here

City-wide Events

The Antiracism Change Team invites you to explore these local events to help elevate, broaden and enrich the antiracist perspective through the lense of art and culture.

Diocesan Service of Apology for Slavery

Saturday, March 25

Diocesan Antiracism Workshop

May 6 & 13 in White Plains, NY

September 16 & 23 in Harlem

Antiracism Resource List

For book recommendations and resources, visit our bibliography on LibraryThing.