Sacred Ground ~ The Beloved Community
Many congregations in our Diocese have already offered the Sacred Ground program. However, it was felt that a Diocesan Sacred Ground program would be valuable to those congregations who do not have the resources to facilitate their own dialogue circles. Diocesan program will also offer an opportunity to build community across congregations.
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, African American/Black, Latinx, and Asian 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.
Please fill out the form below for more information!
Your Diocesan Sacred Ground Working Group:
Bonnie Anderson ~ All Saints, Pontiac email@example.com
Nikki Seger ~ St. Michael and All Angels, East Lansing
Sr. Vee ~ Diocese of Michigan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Putallaz ~ St. Clare’s, Ann Arbor, email@example.com
Darryl Butler ~ St. David’s Southfield
Deborah Davis ~ St. David’s Southfield
Please view a message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: