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Sacred Ground: An Exploration of Race and Faith

Sacred Ground: An Exploration of Race and Faith, is a 12-session transformational conversation about the history of race in America, sponsored by the Roanoke Convocation of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia. The Sacred Ground series is part of the Becoming Beloved Community initiative of The Episcopal Church; a long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society.Sacred Ground: An Exploration of Race and Faith, is a 12-session transformational conversation about the history of race in America, sponsored by the Roanoke Convocation of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia. The Sacred Ground series is part of the Becoming Beloved Community initiative of The Episcopal Church; a long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society.

  • Who: Episcopalians in the Roanoke Convocation who are interested in exploring the history of race through the lens of faith.
  • What: Each Dialogue Session in the 12-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings. Anticipate preparatory work for each session.
  • When: Dialogue Circles will meet for 12 consecutive weeks, beginning the week of January 17th, 2022.
  • Where: Multiple Dialogue Circles are available, including in-person and online. Two Dialogue Circles will be held at St. John’s and facilitated by St. John’s parishioners: Bill Lemley, Rebecca Scales, Jennifer Berenson, and Todd Null. Complete the registration form to select the specific dialogue circle you wish to join.
  • To RegisterComplete the Registration Form (Each Dialogue Circle is limited to eight (8) participants. Registration will close on December 31, 2021 or when the sessions are full.)
  • (located online at https://forms.gle/WLRUetX2be4Cw6W38)
  • Questions? Email SacredGroundRoanoke@gmail.com

For More Information about Sacred Ground: visit https://episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground

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