Proclaiming the Dream: December event

November 03, 2018
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  • Saturday, December 1
  • 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • No cost, includes light breakfast and lunch
  • St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 808 North Mason Rd., Creve Coeur 63141
  • Register online

For its third annual celebration of raising racial awareness throughout the diocese, the Commission on Dismantling Racism will use Becoming Beloved Community as a platform for this year's event.

In 2017, the Episcopal Church articulated its long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation and justice by introducing Becoming Beloved Community, a set of interrelated commitments around which Episcopalians may organize our many efforts to respond to racial injustice and grow a community of reconcilers, justice-makers, and healers.

For this celebration of racial awareness, the Commission has chosen to focus on the commitment "Proclaiming the Dream."

Proclaiming the Dream points us to our Baptismal Covenant, "We will proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ."

Proclaiming the Dream asks us:

  • How can we publicly acknowledge things done and left undone?
  • What does Beloved Community look like in this place?
  • What behaviors and commitments will foster reconciliation, justice, and healing?

On Saturday, December 1, you are invited to participate with the commission in exploring answers to these these questions. The commission is preparing an interactive morning that opens with a celebration of the work of diocesan churches in their journeys toward racial awareness. We get to see what Beloved Community looks like here in the Diocese of Missouri.

Then we'll participate in a "listen, learn and teach" session around three race-related topics, a activity that promises to be enlightening and energizing to all. You will have the opportunity to engage in new learning and share your own experience as we foster new behaviors and commitments.

What better way to Become Beloved Community than gathering to proclaim the dream and the Good News of God in Christ!

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