Racial Reconciliation

Racial healing, reconciliation and justice are topics communities across our country have been speaking of and arguing about.  The Episcopal Church developed a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith; small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.

A small group of St. John’s parishioners and Father Walter, facilitated by parishioner Stephanie Recchia, completed the ten-week diocesan program this past Spring and Summer called Sacred Ground, an online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.

The group felt that people would benefit from seeing and reading some of the course materials, all of which are available as links and downloads at no charge.  The lists presented here capture key learnings encountered from the series.