The Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism is inviting all parishes in our Diocese to read Living Into God's Dream: Dismantling Racism in America. This volume, which is edited by Catherine Meeks, consist of essays from her and six other contributors including Bishop Robert Wright. It is designed to be read individually or in a group. It has a study guide included in it which will help to facilitate the discussion of the book.
The contributors hope that Living Into God's Dream will help to foster new and more robust conversations on race during 2017 than we have had in the past. They believe that it is necessary for us to have a new conversation on race, one that acknowledges past gains as well as the current challenges that face us. This book is intended to help in that regard and all parishes are encouraged to read and discuss it between Epiphany and Pentecost if at all possible. However, if that time frame does not work well, parishes are asked to read and discuss it before the end of 2017.
Please let us know of your plans for using the book when you have determined what you will be able to do. Feel free to contact us for further information or if there is any way in which we can help you with your dismantling racism activities.
Catherine Meeks at firstname.lastname@example.org