As a community of faith, our baptismal covenant calls us to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves, to strive for justice and peace among all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being.
CALL TO ACTION
In order to live fully into our values as followers of Jesus, Epiphany’s racial justice group (RJG) is committed to pursuing racial equity and bringing an end to white supremacy. We uphold the dignity of all human beings when we expose racist ideas and policies that are based on a hierarchy of human value and when we actively engage in anti-racist work. Through vigorous learning, challenging discussion, and personal growth, we hope to better understand the ways in which we each benefit from and are harmed by racial oppression. While we accept this as lifelong work, we believe that every step in the process of new understanding can be transformative.
We invite the parish to engage in racial justice work individually and collectively, within our families, our church, and the broader community. This page provides an evolving set of resources for learning and action, so please visit often. In addition, look for informational articles and opportunities for active engagement in the Epiphany Star newsletter. We gratefully welcome you on this journey and invite your feedback. Please reach out to any member of the group below with suggestions or questions. Contact information is in the parish directory.
The Racial Justice Group (RJG) meets 2nd Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Called by our baptismal covenant to strive for justice and peace among all people and to respect the dignity of every human being, the RJG is focused on lifelong learning and action steps we can take as individuals and as a church community to help achieve racial equity and justice. All are welcome.
Email Erin Braden for the Zoom link, and reach out to Erin or Kay Lee with any questions or suggestions. We welcome your thoughts. Email links can be found in the weekly Friday email or in the online directory (Realm).
Racial Justice Book Study
You are invited to join Epiphany’s Racial Justice Book Study group on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 6:45 - 8 p.m. We are currently reading Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson and will continue to read and discuss the book through April.
The purposes of our Book Study are to:
educate and inform ourselves on the history of racial injustice
better understand the challenges of changing racial inequities and seeking racial justice, and
work toward pragmatic and effective ways to be better anti-racist advocates.
Please consider ordering your books from Black owned, local bookstores which you can find by searching for “black owned bookstores Atlanta.” Email Lisa Daily for the Zoom link. Contact Lisa Daily or Kay Lee, if you have any questions. Email links can be found in the weekly Friday email or in the online directory (Realm).
Racial Justice Group Members
Erin Braden, Co-Chair
Kay Lee, Co-Chair
Cassie Grimsley Ackerley
The Rev. Nicole Lambelet