The Tending Our Soil Class of 2023 kicks off with a festive Eucharist at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 16 at St. Luke’s, DC, with the Rev. Shaneequa Brokenleg, Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation at The Episcopal Church, preaching, and Bishop Mariann presiding. All are welcome to attend!
Free Tickets June 17: Sixth & I Concert for the Human Family Celebrating Rotary, Juneteenth, Pride Month
Get Free tickets to the Concert for the Human Family (CFHF) of the US Episcopal Church in the “Faith In Peace” Concert from 7:30-10pm Saturday, June 17, 2023 in the spectacular Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, DC. The “Shared Values” theme led by Rotary clubs from the Washington, DC and Maryland area will celebrate Juneteenth and Pride Month.
Coupon Code for Free Tickets: belovedcommunity
In the context of our ministry of social justice and reconciliation, we invite you to join us for a discussion with Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss about her book “Hate in the Homeland,” in which she offers a startling look at the unexpected places where violent hate groups recruit young people.
How can we align the daily act every one of us does – eating food – with our core faith-based values of social justice, animal welfare, environmental protection, and health? Theologians and food activists will explore this challenge in a special Earth Day program at St. Alban’s Church.
Keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Christopher Carter, whose book The Spirit of Soul Food: Race, Faith, and Food Justice merges a history of Black American foodways with a Christian ethical response to food injustice.
Other speakers will include:
- The Rev. Melanie Mullen (Director of Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care for The Episcopal Church);
- Aysha Akhtar, M.D. (neurologist, animal welfare activist, author);
- St. Alban’s parishioner Mary Beth Albright (journalist, author, food expert);
- Chef Todd Gray & Ellen Kassoff Gray (co-founders, Equinox Restaurant);
- Pamela Hess (Executive Dir., Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture);
- Danielle Nierenberg (President, Food Tank); Sara Polon (co-Founder & CEO, Soupergirl); and
- The Rev. Derrick Weston (Creation Justice Ministries).
Attendance is free of charge but registration is required in order to receive lunch. Register here
Nursery care and children’s programs will be available. The program will also be live-streamed.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, EMAIL MERY MONTENEGRO, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, ST. ALBAN’S CHURCH OR CALL 202-363-8286.
Tell Me the Truth About Racism is a story that frames racism through the lens of Christian faith for children aged 5-12. Leaders Will Bouvel and Jen Holt Enriquez, first built the foundation of this work in Lent 2021 to teach to children at churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. Soon thereafter they began training other Christian formation leaders to do this work in their own churches.
Tell Me the Truth About Racism is respected throughout the church and received a Becoming the Beloved Community grant from the Episcopal Church. The entire training is 7 sessions. This 2-hour workshop, sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington is an opportunity to learn more about the training and to discern if it is a good fit for your community.
The workshop takes place at Diocesan Church House on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Lunch will be provided. The event is free and open to all. Registration is required. You can register on the learning hub here or at learn.edow.org.