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Remembering Absalom Jones

The Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism is joining with St. Paul's Episcopal Church in remembering Absalom Jones, who was the first African American to be ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. 

The activities will begin on Friday, February 10, 2017 with the screening of the powerful and thought provoking film 13th directed by Ava Duvernay at 6:30 PM. Following the screening, there will be a discussion led on the film by Commission members as we explore its message to our community at this present moment.

On Saturday there will be a day long dismantling racism training for those who have previously registered for the session. This will be followed on Sunday by a worship service with the Rev. Dr. Emory Berry Jr., the senior pastor of the Greenforest Community Baptist Church in Decatur serving as the preacher at 4:00 PM.

 All events for the weekend will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 306 Peyton Road SW, Atlanta, Georgia. Please contact St. Paul's or Dr. Catherine Meeks at for additional information.

Earlier Event: February 10
National Spirituality Regional Gathering
Later Event: February 11
An Invitation: Called to Lead