Resources and reflections on the Ferguson decision

[November 26, 2014] Following the recent announcement of the grand jury decision in Ferguson, MO, The Episcopal Church is providing resources for understanding, reflecting, praying and participating in a spirit-filled response.

“The decision in Ferguson has reached into the hearts of every American,” noted Bishop Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer. “The Episcopal Church is providing a series of resources and reflections to help us consider our response and our way forward.”

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s statement here http://www.episcopalchurch.org/notice/presiding-bishops-statement-way-forward-ferguson

A Way Forward: Reflections, Resources & Stories Concerning Ferguson, Racial Justice & Reconciliation here http://advocacy.episcopalchurch.org/episcopal/AWayForward

Episcopal Diocese of Missouri Bishop Wayne Smith statement herehttp://www.diocesemo.org/news/2014/11/25/standing-gap-bishops-message-grand-jury-decision

Episcopal Diocese of Missouri here http://www.diocesemo.org/

Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis, MO herehttp://www.christchurchcathedral.us/default.aspx

Share Your Story here http://advocacy.episcopalchurch.org/episcopal/story Share and post personal stories of experiences with racism, structures of inequality, and racial reconciliation.

Reflections from Episcopalians here http://advocacy.episcopalchurch.org/episcopal/voicesAmong those presenting reflections are: Annette Buchanan, National President for the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE); Dr. Anita Parrott George, Executive Council Member, and Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, University of Mississippi; the Very Rev. Mike Kinman, dean of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown St. Louis.

Practices for racial reconciliation here http://advocacy.episcopalchurch.org/episcopal/Practices

Statements here http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/category/ens-blog/ 

Blogs here http://www.episcopalchurch.org/blog/SocialJusticeAndAdvocacy on Social Justice and Advocacy Engagement by Charles Wynder, Jr., Episcopal Church Missioner for Social Equality, Advocacy Engagement

Many dioceses, cathedrals and churches have conducted prayer services and vigils; check local websites for more information.

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Resources and reflections on the Ferguson decision

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/notice/resources-and-reflections-ferguson-decision