The mission of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey’s Anti-Racism Commission is to facilitate the transformation of this diocese into an anti-racist institution. It is a major undertaking which requires a long-term commitment from everyone in the Diocese.
The Anti-Racism Commission believes that the theological foundation of our work is exemplified by the teachings of Jesus Christ in our Baptismal Covenant, and in the Book of Common Prayer.
To celebrate an anti-racist, multicultural, embodiment of Christ’s love, the Anti-Racism Commission provides intentional leadership in dismantling systemic racism through mutual respect among all people, at all levels of diocesan life.
In order to implement and perpetuate an anti-racist identity, the Commission provides Anti-Racism Training several times a year which can be attended via Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. The training takes an historical approach to help participants understand systemic racism and empower them to confront and organize against racism, inequality, and injustice.
Lecture and discussion topics include “What is Race?,” “Systemic Racism and White Privilege,” “Internalized Racism,” “The Role of the Church,” “Settler Colonialism,” “Racism in Immigration and Naturalization Legislation,” and “The Prison Industrial Complex.”