Anti-Racism

Group Convenors

What We Do:

As persons of faith, who truly believe in our baptismal promise to respect the dignity of every person, is it imperative that we dismantle a system that has at its core the dehumanization of black and brown people; that denies the imago Dei. This must be a priority for the church, and EPF aims to facilitate and empower Christians to do that work. In addition to marching, praying, and preaching; we must be engaged in dismantling a system of oppression. Whenever God’s justice is being denied to God’s people, whenever it is being perverted, the church, the Body of Christ, must be in the forefront of changing that system and the time to start is now. We are currently engaged in studying effective means of implementing reparations for indigenous Americans and persons of color who have long suffered at the hands of our racist establishment. As well, we hope to empower those working towards reallocating funding from historically racist law enforcement to institutions who can address the social problems which militarized police forces are ill equipped to handle.

What the Episcopal Church Says:

Among the promised we make at our Baptism:
Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?
I will, with God's help.

"The Church is being called to be make God visible by destroying a system that denies humanity to God’s black and brown children; that keeps them from living fully, from loving fully." Rev. Dr. Gayle Fisher-Stewart

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We are currently engaged in studying effective means of implementing reparations for indigenous Americans and persons of color who have long suffered at the hands of our racist establishment. As well, we hope to empower those working towards reallocating funding from historically racist law enforcement to institutions who can address the social problems which militarized police forces are ill equipped to handle.

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