The Dismantling Racism Commission leads a 14-hour training grounded in Biblical scripture and based on Episcopal Church teaching. The training is open to all persons who would like to deepen their understanding of racism, prejudice, and privilege — and begin to define strategies to confront those issues in our society today. It is mandatory for clergy, wardens, and other designated leaders of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, but will be valuable for anyone. There is no cost for this two-day training; lunch, beverages, and snacks are included. Registration required. Child care is available with registration.
- Our next training session will be announced soon.
This is the REQUIRED workshop for all clergy, persons seeking ordination, youth workers, employees, and wardens. It is suggested training for any lay leadership in the Diocese of Missouri. This two-day workshop will account for 14 hours of canonically required training. There is no cost for this workshop.
The training is an intense two-day workshop which includes historic and current material, multimedia, small groups, role plays, facilitated dialogue, and spiritual nourishment.
Dismantling racism training was mandated by the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2000 (Resolution B049), and the diocesan Commission for Dismantling Racism offers workshops on recognizing and eliminating institutional racism in the Church.
Workshops are free and include lunch and refreshments. Space in the training is generally limited to thirty participants and training will occur with a minimum of fifteen registrations.
- In the Diocese of Missouri, who should take this training? (PDF chart of diocesan standards)
Every year the Commission holds at least one training in the St. Louis metro area and partners with one additional diocesan community outside of the metro area.
For more information on the trainings, please contact Deacon Chester Hines.