Justice_Committee

The mission of the Justice Committee is to serve St. Richard’s as its primary resource and catalyst for the work of social justice.

Operating Principles:

  • We will plan activities that align with our Baptismal Covenant to “strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being”.
  • We will pursue issues which address the dignity and rights of people who are socially, politically, or economically disadvantaged.
  • We will maximize opportunities to assist and work with organizations, coalitions, and neighborhood groups to promote our common interests.
  • We will operate from and promote social action that includes both the private, personal commitments to justice and also public, communal, and institutional commitments to social justice.
 
Upcoming Justice Committee Meetings
December 8 @ 6:30 p.m.
February 9, 2022
March 9, 2022
April 6, 2022
May 11, 2022
June 8, 2022
July 13, 2022
 
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Future Classes:

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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, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific 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.

https://www.episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground/

If you are intereted in taking a class in the near future please contact katestockman61@gmail.com.


Sacred Ground Resources

https://www.episcopalchurch.org/michaelcurry/gathering-on-sacred-ground/

Justice_Book_club

All are welcome to join this book club where we will be reading both nonfiction and fiction books related to issues of justice. Selections will be made by the group and discussion leaders may rotate, depending on the composition and size of the group.

BENEATH WHITE STARS:
HOLOCAUST PROFILES IN POETRY

Original narrative poems, historical accounts, with black and white, pen and ink illustrations.

Beneath White Stars: Holocaust Profiles In Poetry features Holly’s narrative poetry about real people from the Holocaust whom she has known personally or whose stories she has taught. Melding historical detail and keen insights with the grace of poetry, she brings to life a wide variety of individuals struggling against the horrors of the Holocaust. In these pages children are sent from home to face new lands alone, teens risk their lives to resist in ghettos and forests, prisoners rise above the miseries of ghettos and concentration camps through art, and diplomats and clergy employ their wiles to save all those they can. Brief biographical sketches, maps, and a personalized timeline further animate these courageous individuals.

Illuminated by Byron Marshall’s pen and ink drawings, Beneath White Stars: Holocaust Profiles in Poetry opens a unique window on bright lights that shone even in the darkest of times.  

 

The discussion will be led by the author, Holly Mandelkern, and Mitchell Bloomer, former Education Director of the Holocaust Museum in Maitland, Florida.

Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m.

January 12, 19, 26 and February 2

Books will be available in the St. Richard’s church office for a cost of $20. They can also be purchased on Amazon.

 

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POSTPONED DUE TO COVID!!!

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Episode One:

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion beginning with the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the extraordinary ways enslaved Africans preserved and adapted their faith practices from the brutality of slavery to emancipation.

Episode Two:

Discover how the Black church expanded its reach to address social inequality and minister to those in need, from the Jim Crow South to the heroic phase of the civil rights movement, and the Black church's role in the present.

***You do not need to be present on both days to benefit from seeing this documentary. ***

Please email Kathy (katestockman61@gmail.com ) or let a member of the Justice Committee know that you are attending, so we know how much food to purchase.

‘The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song” is a moving four-hour, two-part series from executive producer, host and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Alphonse  Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, that traces the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America, all the way down to its bedrock role as the site of African American survival and grace, organizing and resilience, thriving and testifying, autonomy and freedom, solidarity and speaking truth to power.

The documentary reveals how Black people have worshipped and, through their spiritual journeys, improvised ways to bring their faith traditions from Africa to the New World, while translating them into a form of Christianity that was not only truly their own, but a redemptive force for a nation whose original sin was found in their ancestors’ enslavement across the Middle Passage.

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