Racial Justice

Our faith invites us to work for justice, to confront the systems of racism, to look inward and find the sin of racism in ourselves and confess, repent, and amend our lives.

We pray for race relations in our country. We pray for all of those who have suffered injustice, exclusion or violence. We pray for repentance for those who use power and authority to treat others unjustly. We pray you will guide us to amend our hearts and change our world as we strive to respect the dignity of every person. We pray for an end to social violence and destruction, that peace and reconciliation may prevail.

Statements from Church Leaders

Presiding Bishop’s Word to the Church: When the Cameras are Gone, We Will Still Be Here

Episcopal Diocese of Texas Bishops’ Statement

A Message from Father Chuck to the St. David’s Community

Resources

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  • Free Class – Race and American Christianity
    Class Dates: June 29-August 23George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and now Rayshard Brooks. The senseless killings of these and countless other black people have drawn our attention once again to stark disparities in American culture that whites do not always see but that people of color endure constantly. This dynamic stands at the heart of what is sometimes called “white privilege.” A white person … Continue reading Read more
  • Austin Civil Rights Stories
    Sunday, July 12, 2PM Sponsored by Beloved Community. REGISTER HERE and Zoom will send you a link This documentary was filmed in 2017 by PBS/KLRU. It is a description of numerous civil rights stories caused by systemic racism in our city in the 20th Century. The struggle of our neighbors from the African American community to desegregate … Continue reading Read more
  • Trustbuilding: An Honest Conversation On Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility
    Sunday, July 19, 2 p.m. Sponsored by Beloved Community. REGISTER HERE and Zoom will send you a link. Rob Corcoran will discuss his book which chronicles his work for racial justice in Richmond, VA and around the world. Rob is an Episcopalian who moved to Austin last year. In Richmond, VA he worked with St. Paul’s Episcopal … Continue reading Read more
  • Rector Reflection for Juneteenth 2020
    On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, word came to Texas that slavery had officially ended. At the time it was estimated that 250,000 people were living as slaves in Texas. A brief review of the history of the civil rights movement teaches us that the Emancipation Proclamation and … Continue reading Read more

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The Amos Guild | Contact group leader Dorothy Doolittle to join email list.
The Amos Guild engages St. David’s parishioners in social justice advocacy for all those in our community whose voices go unheard. Join us as we endeavor to answer our baptismal call.

Beloved Community | Contact group leader Doug Bell to join.
The national Episcopal Church has an initiative called Becoming the Beloved Community. The program is designed to increase Episcopal parish, diocesan, and agency engagement in four primary fields: telling the truth about our churches and race, proclaiming the dream of Beloved Community, practicing Jesus’ way of healing and reconciliation, and repairing the breach in institutions and society.

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