Stepping onto Sacred Ground
Becoming Beloved Community
You are invited to participate in a series of conversations titled Stepping Onto Sacred Ground.
Dates: The conversation sessions will begin on Tuesday, September 22 and meet every two weeks until Tuesday, November 17.
Time of Day: There will be two Tuesday groups, one at 10-11:30am and the other 7-8:30pm.
Why: To "strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being" (BCP, p.305) requires us to explore who we are in society. We will explore the historical roots of racism and the current realities that continue the injustices of systemic racism. Participants will study assigned readings and videos prior to each session to enhance the learning experience.
As our guiding principle, we will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of the redemptive power of love to create the "Beloved Community." The Episcopal Church embraces this ideal as a way to "restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ." (BCP, Outline of Faith, p.855).
The Sacred Ground series will create a safe, respectful, and holy space in which we can begin a journey of discernment. There will be time for listening and for speaking. All opinions will be respected without judgment.
For more information, please contact John Williams (email@example.com, 512-924-0591), Ann McLemore (Revann@austinstjohns.org, 769-257-2377), or Victoria Mason (DeaconVic@austinstjohns.org, 512-297-5953).
The Mission of St. John's Episcopal Church is to be a community of God's people who heal brokenness, build bridges, and exemplify borderless kindness.