The Peace & Justice Committee invites you to participate in the Episcopal Church’s Sacred Ground series, a film-based dialogue series on race and faith. This year, our newly formed committee is focused on educating ourselves and interested others in our congregation in peace and justice issues in our community. This series is one way in which we will do that. We also plan to invite guest speakers from different organizations starting in the fall. The second session will be on 9/15 from 5-6:30 p.m. If you didn’t make the first session, you an still participate.
WHAT IS THE SACRED GROUND RACE DIALOGUE SERIES?
• Sacred Ground is a sensitive, prayerful resource that creates space for difficult but respectful and transformative dialogue on race and racism.
• It invites participants to walk back through history in order to peel away the layers that brought us to today, reflecting on family histories and stories, as well as important narratives that shape the collective American story.
• It holds as a guiding star the vision of beloved community – where all people are honored and protected and nurtured as beloved children of God, where we weep at one another’s pain and seek one another’s flourishing.
Everyone is welcome to participate. We ask you to watch the video and read the recommended documents prior to the discussion sessions, but if you can’t finish the pre-work, please feel free to join us anyway. Please click on this link
to sign up for the Zoom discussion sessions and we will send out the invitation a day or two before we meet.
The case-sensitive password is: ThisIsSacredGround
The Peace and Justice Committee will also be sponsoring a Zoom meeting with Irvine’s Mayor Khan on October 4 from 5:30-6 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear from the mayor about our local peace and justice issues.