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By Audra Abt
What does it look like to prioritize relationships and community in a pandemic? In Pandemic Learnings, Audra Abt shares the experience of her congregation and its multi-racial, multi-ethnic community, their struggle and response to a stark digital divide and their focus on relationship-driven mission during COVID-19.
By Westina Matthews
Westina Matthews has had the privilege of interviewing and learning from five Black women who have been consecrated as bishops in the Episcopal Church. In Gird Up My Loins, she shares a snapshot of her conversations and an insight into this powerful and important band of sisterhood.
While this year has stolen much from many of us, it has also pulled the curtain back on the broken systems and exploitative cultures we have lived with for years. In Unprecedented Times, Isaiah ‘Shaneequa’ Brokenleg questions our desire to ‘return to normal’ and sheds light on how this is an opportunity to course-correct and build a society based on love and justice for and by all. This article is available in English and Spanish.
“Esta es una época sin precedentes”, leo en los emails que me mandan las tiendas con sus nuevos horarios y normas.
By Kim L. Coleman
Racism exists in every space we inhabit, even in our beloved Episcopal Church. In More Than A Black Thing, Kim L. Coleman takes us through her experience of becoming and being seen as a black Episcopal priest in a ‘white’ church, explaining why inclusion doesn’t necessarily mean acceptance, and the role of the Union of Black Episcopalians in this important work.
By Heidi J. Kim
Asian-Americans have long been hailed as a ‘model-minority’ in the United States, but that certainly hasn’t shielded them from suffering incredibly hateful and violent acts of racism. In In This Moment, Heidi J. Kim shares her experience with racism in this country and her commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement. This article is available in English and Spanish.
By Heidi Kim
Me siento rara escribiendo sobre el racismo en este momento, porque todo el tiempo leo, pienso y escribo sobre el racismo.
By Anna Olson
What can white persons do to actively participate in the movement to dismantle racism? In The Messy Business of Being White, Anna Olson shares the story her own childhood through the lens of race, and then lists helpful practices that white people can implement in their lives today to make a difference. This article is available in English and Spanish.
By Anna Olson
La enfermedad COVID-19 ya había puesto el mundo patas arriba cuando acordé contribuir desde la perspectiva de una persona blanca a este número de los Escritos Vitales de la Fundación de la Iglesia Episcopal.
By Adialyn Milien
How is a young, black woman perceived in our Church and world? In Triple Threat, Adialyn Milien asks us to think about what it truly means to ‘welcome all’ and explains how our comfort and desire to maintain status quo is in the way of creating and provoking lasting change. This article is available in English and Spanish.