Telling Our Stories: Sacred Ground

Telling our Story: Sacred Ground 


Sacred Ground responds to the profound challenges of race and racism, as well as the difficult but respectful and transformative dialogue we must have with each other.

During 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic frightened and confused us, and with racial justice concerns overwhelmed our city and country, the Social Justice Ministry led a group of parishioners and friends through The Episcopal Church’s Sacred Ground course. A dialogue series on race, grounded in faith, the curriculum is rooted in the church’s Becoming Beloved Community initiative. In the spring of 2021, a new group of participants completed the Sacred Ground journey.

Using a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings, Sacred Ground focuses on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with those of European Americans.  In small groups, participants walk through chapters of America’s struggles with race and racism while weaving in threads of participants’ family stories, economic class, and political and regional identity.

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