Anti-Racism Training Dates for 2019The Anti-Racism Commission of the Diocese of New Jersey invites you to join in a concentrated, inter-active multi-day learning, praying and self-examining session in which you will struggle with other believers who want to eradicate the sin of racism in the Church and in the world. How can we live out our call to be the Lord’s holy people? In what concrete ways could we witness to the life of God’s Kingdom in our time and in our place?
The Anti-Racism Commission’s Spring Training requires two and a half days of your concentrated commitment. The Facilitators of the Training are a panel of committed Believers who have been actively working to eradicate the sin of racism for many years.
- Location: All Saints Episcopal Church, 559 Park Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
- Friday, May 3, 2019 6:30 – 8:30 PM
- Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
- Saturday May 11, 2019 9:AM – 4:30 PM ending with Eucharist
- Register online here:
- or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cost is $50 for members of the Diocese, $250 for non-members.
- Spanish/English/ASL interpretation available on request.
Links of the Month
- Sacred Ground: A Film Based Dialogue Series on Race and Faith See the video introductions by Stephanie Spellers and Bishop Curry and sign up for the Sacred Ground Study Guide and materials.
- Learn more about the Episcopal Church’s commitment to Becoming Beloved Community. Resources for individuals, congregations, and seasonal formation resources.
Anti-Racism MinistryThe Anti-Racism Ministry in the Diocese of New Jersey comprises the Anti-Racism Commission, the Anti-Racism Team and various anti-racism committees and teams developing within parishes. You may have heard about the Commission and the Team, but may have questions about what those groups are, what they do, and what is the difference between the Commission and the Team. In a nutshell, the Commission is a supervisory body that creates vision, determines goals, and oversees the activities of the Team. This includes stewardship of funds and support for Team activities, such as anti-racism training, parish workshops, convocation presentations, diocesan conferences, and youth events. The work of the Anti-Racism Ministry is to share a robust analysis of institutional racism widely to build the Beloved Community in the Diocese of New Jersey.
The Anti-Racism Commission
- was created as the “Racism Committee” by 1996 diocesan convention resolution, subsequently commissioned and renamed, has functioned continuously since 1996, and has received diocesan funding since 2000
- is a Bishop-authorized body of 12 persons with special knowledge, experience, and skills pertaining to organizing against racism
- consists of 6 persons appointed by the Black Clergy Caucus, 2 appointments by the Hispanic Commission, and 4 by the Bishop (The Black Clergy Caucus, Hispanic Commission, and Bishop may appoint persons of any race.)
- collaborates with contractors to provide 2.5-day anti-racism training retreats for the diocese, organizes full day biennial conferences, oversees activities of the Anti-Racism Team, manages diocesan anti-racism budget for these items
- meets monthly, reports monthly to Diocesan Council, and reports annually to diocesan convention
- All Commission members are also active members of the Team and attend and support almost every 2.5-day anti-racism training session.
The Anti-Racism Team
- consists of all persons who have completed at least one 2.5-day anti-racism training session
- lists more than 200 people as members who choose to remain involved in organizing against racism and Team tasks
- develops trained facilitators to present introductory anti-racism workshops to parishes
- organizes quarterly meetings and diocesan forums on current racial justice issues