Diversity

I wanted, really wanted, to be a gracious winner, but maybe there’s greater opportunity for change if I can learn how to be a gracious loser.
By Laurel Johnston
Interviews with ten Latino/Hispanic congregations reveal best practices of stewardship.
In the Episcopal Church today, there is a decline in the number of clergy, especially African Americans. Across our Episcopal seminaries there are few students from the African Diaspora who are enrolled even though tuition gr…
By Lelanda Lee
People of Color have a special call to leadership. Lelanda Lee offers insight into cultural differences that may be hindering acceptance.
By Karen Hunter
“Pushing Past Fear” by Karen Hunter shares what can happen when a congregation commits itself to being church in the world. The growth – and success - of Grace Episcopal’s mission church, La Gracia Farmland, is largely due to…
By William M. Kondrath
Bill Kondrath’s “Facing Differences,” demonstrates what can happen when, instead of dismissing our differences, vestries and other groups pay attention to their racial and cultural assumptions and behaviors. By changing thei…
By Sam Dessórdi Leite
Across our church, congregations are exploring new partnerships. Many times these include conversations between Anglo and Latino communities. In “Expanding Our Understanding,” Sam Dessórdi Leite introduces a resource develope…
By Anna Olson
The photo project was designed to give the Vestry the opportunity to take a closer look at our neighborhood. It was not intended to lead directly into strategic planning, but rather to shift our perspective and open our eyes …
This webinar will explore the approaches to reach the English dominant Latino population, which opens up ministry opportunities for clergy not fully fluent in Spanish, but who have the call to minister in this cross-cultural,…