Racial Equity

Racial Equity & Justice

Racial Equity & Justice

Join Us in Allyship and Action

Cries for racial justice swept across the globe in the summer of 2020, emanating from the heart of our diocese. As faithful followers of Jesus, we at Saint Mark’s and in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota commit to joining the Spirit’s work of healing and liberation.

This will be lifelong work, including inner work as individuals, care examination together as a faith community, as well as prayerful examination of the interior work of the cathedral’s supporting ‘systems’. With God’s help, we step forward.

The RE&J team has spent the last several months deeply digesting the findings and recommendations of a recently conducted racial audit report, and with the help of ECMN Missioner for Community Engagement and Saint Mark’s Cathedral member Rachel Babbitt, is now in the process of finalizing specific plans for us to embark on the most important work of our lifetime and the lifetime of our beloved Saint Mark’s Cathedral. These plans will be shared with the council and congregation in the coming months and will launch us into the next phase of our work, where there will be an invitation for everyone to join in and take part in concrete, hands on ways.

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Racial Equity & Justice Working Group

The Racial Equity & Justice (RE&J) team invites the Saint Mark’s faith community to step forward in racial justice allyship and action. For additional information or to get involved, contact Mary Ramsbottom, current chair of RE&J coordinating team.

Becoming Beloved Community Where We Are

In January and February 2022, the Racial Equity & Justice working group engaged in shared conversations toward becoming a Beloved Community. Watch each of the recorded sessions by clicking the links below.

The Call to Beloved Community

Session One

We Gather as Beloved

Session Two

Discovery and Indigenous Voices

Session Three

Whose Amazing Grace

Session Four

Connecting and Witnessing

Session Five

For questions about Racial Equity & Justice at Saint Mark's, contact Mary Ramsbottom.

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