Dismantling Racism Commission
The Commission for Dismantling Racism is made up of lay and clergy members and friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. We gather at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month (usually at Holy Communion Episcopal Church in University City; during the pandemic, we are meeting via Zoom) to plan and organize events, share resources, and discuss current topics. The commission is led by the Rev. Chester Hines. All are welcome to attend our meetings and be a part of the commission's efforts.
As people living our baptismal covenant, we see our diocese reconciled to God by challenging racism in ourselves and society.
Dismantling Racism Commission Programs and Resources:
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.Read More »
The Dismantling Racism Commission maintains a library of resources on dismantling racism: books, videos, DVDs, and children's books. This library is available to everyone in the diocese.Read More »
Find a listing of additional resources to help individuals, parishes and groups actively seek to root out racism in our communities.Read More »