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By Jemonde Taylor
Racial reconciliation can begin only when we truthfully encounter and examine our history. In Christ Beyond the Pale, Jemonde Taylor reflects on the theological roots of racism and discrimination and examines what it means to be formed by grace.
By David Romanik
How do we respond when those who look and speak differently knock on our door? When two Swahili-speaking refugee families from Congo arrived at Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene, Texas, in 2013, the community’s first response was to help with their physical needs. In Breaking Down Walls, David Romanik shares the process of discernment and the practical steps that followed as they shifted their focus to bringing God’s purpose for the community to life.
By Kelly Brown Douglas
The alienation of America from its soul is at the root of normalizing dehumanizing and violence against black lives. In Do We Want to Be White, Or Do We Want to be Church? Dean Kelly Brown Douglas asks communities of faith to lead this country back to its soul by setting an example through repentant truth-telling and restorative letting-go.
By Mario Conliffe and Janet Merkel
Discuss ways to tame and cope with anxiety, fears, and concerns that may arise as we re-open our churches and regather for worship
By Connie Rux
As church, how we raise, spend and steward our money can tell a powerful story about our values. In Growing God’s Work, Connie Rux tells the story of All Saints Episcopal Church in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and how they have adapted through their history to be stewards of God’s many gifts to their community.
By Linda Buskirk
In Pray for Wings, Linda Buskirk encourages us to pray the biggest prayers we can. If we’re caught in a rut, if things aren’t doing as well as we’d like, we should pray, not for crutches, but for wings.
By Callie Swanlund
The Rev. Callie Swanlund will lead us in an interactive webinar, drawing on her work as a faith leader and a Certified Daring Way Facilitator in the work of Dr. Brené Brown.
By Linda Buskirk
Yes, this is a time to refrain from embracing. But what else does this scary time of COVID-19 offer to those in church leadership?
By ECFVP Editorial Team
Below you will find resources we’ve gathered from across the Church, designed to inform and support us through the current COVID-19 pandemic.
By Maryann Philbrook
Dean Kelly Brown Douglas speaks with the Rev. Dan Scheid, Rector of St. Pauls Episcopal Church in downtown Flint, Michigan in a podcast, with accompanying discussion questions.