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April 2020

  • Apr
    1

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Apr
    2

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Office Hours Online - Christian Formation & Discipleship

    Location: Online
  • Re-imagining Adult Formation Online Cohort - Spring 2020

    Location: Online
    Four Thursday afternoons: February 27; March 5 & 26; April 2, 2020*
    *no meetings on March 12 & 19
    3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET; online via Zoom
    $100 for all four classes; register here
     
    "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Mt 28:19-20)
    Are you wrestling with how to offer effective Christian formation for adults in your faith community? What does the Great Commission mean in 2020? Join this online Adult Formation cohort led by Dr. Lisa Kimball gathering via Zoom to build community, ask questions, and participate in discussions on effective Adult Formation.
    In each session, the cohort will:
    • Learn the theology and pedagogy that forms the basis of effective formation.
    • Engage as a community of learners in active dialogue as to best methods for putting into practice the theory.
    • Apply learnings to real situations in individual contexts.
    Our end goal is for cohort members to own a plan and resources to implement a contextually-responsive adult formation opportunity in their own communities.
    The expected time commitment, between the reading and Zoom call, will be about 3 hours per week. But, we’ll provide expansive sources for anyone who desires a deeper dive into a certain topic.
  • Facilitating Conversations on Race & Faith: The Sacred Ground Curriculum

    Location: Online
    Brought to you by Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary
    Five* Thursday evenings, March 26 - April 30, 2020 *no class April 9
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Cost: Free/pay what you can (see below for info regarding pricing options)
    Registration Deadline: March 6, 2020; register here

    Are you feeling a nudge to lead your community in deeper conversations about race and faith? Lifelong Learning at VTS is pleased to offer a 5-week course based on the Sacred Ground curriculum to equip leaders to experience the Sacred Ground materials in order to facilitate the use of this curriculum in their own communities.
    Registering by Eventbrite is the first step. Participation is contingent upon space available and submitting the information requested at registration.
    What is Sacred Ground?
    Sacred Ground is a film and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.
    The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.
    Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. This series is open to all, and especially designed to help white people talk with other white people. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.
  • Apr
    3

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Apr
    4

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Apr
    5

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Apr
    6

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Apr
    7

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Apr
    8

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Apr
    9

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Office Hours Online - Christian Formation & Discipleship

    Location: Online
  • Apr
    10

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Apr
    11

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Apr
    12

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Apr
    13

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Apr
    14

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Senior and One-Year Date to Begin Meeting with Supervisor

    To Discuss: 
    Seniors:
    • Seminarian Reflection (new questions)
    • Supervisor and Site Evaluation (if the seminarian chooses)
    • Supervisor Response to the above
    • Supervisor’s Evaluation Form Z 
    One Year:
    • Seminarian Report (2nd semester questions)
    • Supervisor Response to Seminarian Report 
    • Field Education Site Reflection Paper
    • Supervisor Response to Site Reflection Paper
    • Seminarian/Supervisor Site Evaluation
    • Supervisor’s Evaluation Form Z
  • Apr
    15

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Apr
    16

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Colloquy Facilitators' Debriefing

    Location: Goodwin Board Room
  • Office Hours Online - Christian Formation & Discipleship

    Location: Online
  • Facilitating Conversations on Race & Faith: The Sacred Ground Curriculum

    Location: Online
    Brought to you by Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary
    Five* Thursday evenings, March 26 - April 30, 2020 *no class April 9
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Cost: Free/pay what you can (see below for info regarding pricing options)
    Registration Deadline: March 6, 2020; register here

    Are you feeling a nudge to lead your community in deeper conversations about race and faith? Lifelong Learning at VTS is pleased to offer a 5-week course based on the Sacred Ground curriculum to equip leaders to experience the Sacred Ground materials in order to facilitate the use of this curriculum in their own communities.
    Registering by Eventbrite is the first step. Participation is contingent upon space available and submitting the information requested at registration.
    What is Sacred Ground?
    Sacred Ground is a film and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.
    The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.
    Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. This series is open to all, and especially designed to help white people talk with other white people. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.
  • Apr
    17

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Apr
    18

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Listening to God: A one-day workshop on discerning vocation in everyday living

    Location: Online
    Listening to God: A One-Day Workshop on Discerning Vocation in Everyday Living
    Saturday, April 18, 2020
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Online via Zoom
    $50; register here

    Should I choose this path rather than that one?" "What is the meaning of the experience I am having?" "How can I follow Christ more faithfully?" "What would that even mean?" As we celebrate the Resurrection, consider what "new life" might look like for you by taking time to sit with questions like these, and listen for God's direction through quiet prayer, guided meditation, and conversation with others who are on the same journey. This popular workshop is particularly suitable for persons seeking to identify, articulate and clarify their vocations in their everyday living, especially in light of their baptism. This will be offered via Zoom with time away from the screen for reflection, prayer and journaling (and of course a lunch break)
    Kathy Staudt, Adjunct Professor in Theological Studies at VTS, leads this popular annual retreat. Learn more about the retreat leader.
  • This Fragile Earth: Preaching in a Time of Global Crisis

    Location: Online
    This Fragile Earth: Preaching in a Time of Global Crisis
    Saturday, April 18, 2020
    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Online via Zoom
    $50; register here

    We are living in a time of unprecedented crisis. The current pandemic highlights how interconnected and vulnerable our human family is. And we are already living with the effects of climate change, habitat destruction, and loss of biodiversity. Christian preachers stand in a tradition that affirms creation as God-given and good and calls upon us humans to protect and steward this creation. How do we respond to the twin global crises now confronting us? How do we speak in the face of issues that are so overwhelming? This workshop will offer a space for preachers to explore these pressing questions.
    The Rev. Ruthanna Hooke, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean of Chapel and Associate Professor of Homiletics. She joined the VTS faculty in 2003. Her areas of interest and research include Comparative Religion, Divine-human relationship in preaching, embodied preaching, Performing Arts, Linklater Vocal Training, Kierkegaard, Barth, Levinas, Irigaray, and Derrida. Dr. Hooke is an ordained Episcopal priest; prior to coming to VTS she served parishes in the Diocese of Connecticut.

    Dr. Hooke is currently working on Real Presence: Preaching as an Embodied Event, which explores the meaning of the preacher’s bodily presence in preaching in dialogue with performance theory, recent Continental philosophy, and sacramental theology. She recently gave a presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature entitled “Performance as a Bridge between Interpretation and Proclamation,” and was a keynote speaker at the 2008 Pennsylvania State Pastors’ Conference. She serves on the planning committee of the Homiletics and Biblical Studies Section of the Society of Biblical Literature.
    The Rev. Anne Turner is the Program Coordinator at Virginia Seminary for Deep Calls to Deep, a program to strengthen working preachers. In that role, she works with VTS faculty and leaders from around the church to bring priests, deacons, and lay people to the VTS campus to deepen their preaching vocation. In 2018, she joined the staff of St. Thomas, McLean, as Associate for Pastoral Care. She earned her M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and was ordained to the priesthood in 2003.
  • Apr
    19

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Apr
    20

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Lay Committee and Middler Deadline: Lay Committee End of Year Assessment to Site Supervisor

    Lay Committee End of Year Assessment is due to Site Supervisor
  • Apr
    21

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Evangelism Base Camp ONLINE COHORT: Building Theology and Practices for the Journey

    Location: Online
    Four Tuesday evenings: April 21 – May 12, 2020
    7:00 – 9:00 p.m. online via Zoom
    $100 for all four online classes; register here
     
    What is evangelism? How can we be formed as evangelists and form others? How do we build and articulate our understanding of God? Join us at “Evangelism Base Camp” – a place to gather, prepare, and equip ourselves for the journey. The Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons will lead this expedition, sharing her engaging, entertaining, faithful, and contagious Episcopal vision for sharing the Christian faith as a way to go deeper in our own relationship with God. We’ll review the Episcopal Church's theology, sacramental ministry, and commitment to social justice and their essential role in mainline Christianity and in the public square.
    In each class, we will:
    • Learn and deepen our understanding of theology to better articulate the foundations of our faith that form the basis of effective evangelism.
    • Engage as a community of learners in active dialogue as to best methods for putting into practice the theory.
    • Apply learnings to real situations in individual contexts.
    Our end goal is for class members to develop their own blueprint for in their context. The expected time commitment, between the reading and class, will be about 3 hours per week. But, we’ll provide expansive sources for anyone who desires a deeper dive into a certain topic.
    Patricia M. Lyons teaches and serves as Senior Advisor to the Dean for Evangelism Initiatives at Virginia Theological Seminary. Her newest book, What is Evangelism?, examines what evangelism means in the 21st century, reminding us that the first step is to listen. She is a member of the presiding bishop’s cabinet on evangelism and the working group for the “Way of Love” curricular and support resources. An honors graduate from Harvard College in the Comparative Study of Religion, she holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Harvard Divinity School, and received her doctorate from the Virginia Theological Seminary.
  • Apr
    22

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • HR Matters: How to Manage Church Staff and Volunteers

    Location: Sparrow Conference Room
    Brought to you by Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary
    Four Wednesday Evenings, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (April 15 - May 6, 2020)
    $100 for all four classes; register here

    Katie Glover (VP for Administration at Virginia Theological Seminary) teaches a 4-week evening class on human resource management of paid and unpaid church workers.
    General course outline:
    • Session 1 – Introduction
      • Designing the right team
      • Position descriptions
      • Paid or volunteer?
    • Session 2 – Every day matters
      • Integrating volunteers and paid employees
      • Managing volunteers and paid employees
    • Session 3 – The ugly side
      • Managing performance issues
      • The perils of letting someone go
    • Session 4 – Moving on
      • Succession planning
      • Offboarding
    Kathryn Glover, M.P.A., SHRM-SCP, is the Vice President for Administration and Institutional Effectiveness and Secretary of the Corporation. She joined the VTS staff in 2001. She worked as the Officer for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning and Staff Officer to the Dean and President, Director of Alumni Affairs and the Program Coordinator for the Center for Lifetime Theological Education and Doctor of Ministry Program, before moving into her current position. Her areas of expertise include corporate strategy, program evaluation, and administrative policy.
    Ms. Glover received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Wheaton College. She received her M.P.A., Concentration in Nonprofit management, at George Mason University.
  • Apr
    23

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Level I Supervisors' - 8

    Location: Aspinwall & Bohlen Conference Rooms
  • Office Hours Online - Christian Formation & Discipleship

    Location: Online
  • Facilitating Conversations on Race & Faith: The Sacred Ground Curriculum

    Location: Online
    Brought to you by Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary
    Five* Thursday evenings, March 26 - April 30, 2020 *no class April 9
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Cost: Free/pay what you can (see below for info regarding pricing options)
    Registration Deadline: March 6, 2020; register here

    Are you feeling a nudge to lead your community in deeper conversations about race and faith? Lifelong Learning at VTS is pleased to offer a 5-week course based on the Sacred Ground curriculum to equip leaders to experience the Sacred Ground materials in order to facilitate the use of this curriculum in their own communities.
    Registering by Eventbrite is the first step. Participation is contingent upon space available and submitting the information requested at registration.
    What is Sacred Ground?
    Sacred Ground is a film and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.
    The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.
    Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. This series is open to all, and especially designed to help white people talk with other white people. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.
  • Apr
    24

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Apr
    25

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • The Church as a Family System: An Introduction to Family Systems Theory

    Location: Online
     
    The Church as a Family System: An Introduction to Bowen Family Systems Theory
    Brought to you by Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary
    Saturday, April 25 , 2020
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Online via Zoom
    Cost: $75; register here

    In this introduction to Bowen Family Systems theory, participants will learn about reading emotional processes in families, ministry contexts, congregations, and institutions. They will also explore how to position and manage themselves in the midst of emotional dynamics within their church “family”.
    This workshop is for anyone desiring an introduction to family systems thinking, and particularly those working in a church context, such as church lay professionals and volunteers.
    The Rev. Dr. Allison St. Louis, a clinical psychologist, spiritual director, and Episcopal priest, will offer this one-day training. She joined the VTS faculty in March 2010 and currently serves as an adjunct. She holds Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Bachelor of Science degrees from Howard University and a Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary.
  • Apr
    26

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Middler Date to begin meeting with Supervisor

    To Discuss:
    • Seminarian Reflection (new questions) & Site Study
    • Supervisor Response to both of the above
    • Supervisor’s evaluation (Form A – penultimate for credit semester at site) 
  • Apr
    27

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Apr
    28

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Evangelism Base Camp ONLINE COHORT: Building Theology and Practices for the Journey

    Location: Online
    Four Tuesday evenings: April 21 – May 12, 2020
    7:00 – 9:00 p.m. online via Zoom
    $100 for all four online classes; register here
     
    What is evangelism? How can we be formed as evangelists and form others? How do we build and articulate our understanding of God? Join us at “Evangelism Base Camp” – a place to gather, prepare, and equip ourselves for the journey. The Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons will lead this expedition, sharing her engaging, entertaining, faithful, and contagious Episcopal vision for sharing the Christian faith as a way to go deeper in our own relationship with God. We’ll review the Episcopal Church's theology, sacramental ministry, and commitment to social justice and their essential role in mainline Christianity and in the public square.
    In each class, we will:
    • Learn and deepen our understanding of theology to better articulate the foundations of our faith that form the basis of effective evangelism.
    • Engage as a community of learners in active dialogue as to best methods for putting into practice the theory.
    • Apply learnings to real situations in individual contexts.
    Our end goal is for class members to develop their own blueprint for in their context. The expected time commitment, between the reading and class, will be about 3 hours per week. But, we’ll provide expansive sources for anyone who desires a deeper dive into a certain topic.
    Patricia M. Lyons teaches and serves as Senior Advisor to the Dean for Evangelism Initiatives at Virginia Theological Seminary. Her newest book, What is Evangelism?, examines what evangelism means in the 21st century, reminding us that the first step is to listen. She is a member of the presiding bishop’s cabinet on evangelism and the working group for the “Way of Love” curricular and support resources. An honors graduate from Harvard College in the Comparative Study of Religion, she holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Harvard Divinity School, and received her doctorate from the Virginia Theological Seminary.
  • Apr
    29

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • HR Matters: How to Manage Church Staff and Volunteers

    Location: Sparrow Conference Room
    Brought to you by Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary
    Four Wednesday Evenings, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (April 15 - May 6, 2020)
    $100 for all four classes; register here

    Katie Glover (VP for Administration at Virginia Theological Seminary) teaches a 4-week evening class on human resource management of paid and unpaid church workers.
    General course outline:
    • Session 1 – Introduction
      • Designing the right team
      • Position descriptions
      • Paid or volunteer?
    • Session 2 – Every day matters
      • Integrating volunteers and paid employees
      • Managing volunteers and paid employees
    • Session 3 – The ugly side
      • Managing performance issues
      • The perils of letting someone go
    • Session 4 – Moving on
      • Succession planning
      • Offboarding
    Kathryn Glover, M.P.A., SHRM-SCP, is the Vice President for Administration and Institutional Effectiveness and Secretary of the Corporation. She joined the VTS staff in 2001. She worked as the Officer for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning and Staff Officer to the Dean and President, Director of Alumni Affairs and the Program Coordinator for the Center for Lifetime Theological Education and Doctor of Ministry Program, before moving into her current position. Her areas of expertise include corporate strategy, program evaluation, and administrative policy.
    Ms. Glover received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Wheaton College. She received her M.P.A., Concentration in Nonprofit management, at George Mason University.
  • Apr
    30

    Library Hours This Week

    The Bishop Payne Library building
    is closed until further notice,
    due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Please direct all inquiries to
    paynelib@vts.edu.
  • Senior and One-Year Deadline: Spring Semester Field Ed. Papers

    Spring Semester Field Education papers due. See April 14th.
  • Level II Supervisors' - 8

    Location: Aspinwall & Bohlen Conference Rooms
  • Office Hours Online - Christian Formation & Discipleship

    Location: Online
  • Facilitating Conversations on Race & Faith: The Sacred Ground Curriculum

    Location: Online
    Brought to you by Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary
    Five* Thursday evenings, March 26 - April 30, 2020 *no class April 9
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Cost: Free/pay what you can (see below for info regarding pricing options)
    Registration Deadline: March 6, 2020; register here

    Are you feeling a nudge to lead your community in deeper conversations about race and faith? Lifelong Learning at VTS is pleased to offer a 5-week course based on the Sacred Ground curriculum to equip leaders to experience the Sacred Ground materials in order to facilitate the use of this curriculum in their own communities.
    Registering by Eventbrite is the first step. Participation is contingent upon space available and submitting the information requested at registration.
    What is Sacred Ground?
    Sacred Ground is a film and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.
    The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.
    Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. This series is open to all, and especially designed to help white people talk with other white people. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.

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