Race Matters

Race Matters

Race Matters Short Courses

For the month of September, the Diocese of Michigan is offering four short discussion courses, each covering an article about race and racism, written by contemporary thought leaders.
Spend an hour with diocesan leaders and your peers discussing the article, learning from each other, and deepening your understanding of our world.

If you are interested in a discussion, you need only attend one of the timeslots offered for each class. You will be sent Zoom links after you register.

Please contact Anna Stania at astania@edomi.org with any questions.

The courses are centered around these articles:

Internalized Oppression (IO) Curriculum – Hosted by Fr. Ron Byrd

Friday, October 2 to Saturday October 3,  Friday – 6pm – 8pm, and Saturday 9am – 2pm.

Live on Zoom – Registration Required

“Who told you you were naked?”: Internalized Oppression (IO) Curriculum – Hosted by Fr. Ron Byrd. Through a series of modules this internalized oppression curriculum educates participants about institutional, interpersonal, and internal oppression to facilitate a healing process that empowers people for transformational ministry in the name of Jesus.

Among the topics covered:

      • Shame = Silence, Secrecy and Judgement
      • The lies we’ve told and creating new narratives
      • Historical, theological and social constructs of oppression

Participants will be challenged to personally explore their life experiences through a didactic group process that invites them on a journey toward wholeness. Please note this curriculum is open only to People of Color in the Diocese of Michigan. Click here to register for this curriculum.

Please note this curriculum is open only to People of Color in the Diocese of Michigan. 

A Statement On Race

Click below to read and sign your name to it 

Video from Wednesday, June 10 Meeting:

Video from Wednesday, June 3 Meeting:

Sermons from Bishop Perry on Race, Inequality, and Violence

Lenten Book Study Series on America’s Original Sin