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

Act

Attend

  • Webinar with Milagros Phillips
    Saturday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m. | REGISTER HERE Event limited to 100 participants. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Austin, is hosting a webinar with Milagros Phillips. Racism is a deep historical wound passed on from generation to generation. It makes us fragile, stressed, and causes tremendous violence, which we have seen all too clearly in recent … Continue reading Read more
  • Racial Healing Dialogue Circles
    Please register at The Abbey and Doug will send you a Zoom link a few days before the meeting.

Connect

Join

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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