Racial Justice and Healing

Sacred Ground: A film- and reading-based dialogue on race and faith


On Zoom, every other Monday, 1:00-3:00pm OR 7:00-8:30 pm (ET)
Aug. 28 – Nov. 20, 2023; Jan. 8 – Feb. 12, 2024

Preview Session, August 7th, 7-8 pm ET on Zoom

You are invited to Sacred Ground, to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.

The 11-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.

Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. This series is open to all, and is especially designed to help white people talk with other white people. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.

There will be about two hours of film-watching and reading between each session. In addition to the larger group each person will be a part of a small dialogue circle, and participants are strongly encouraged to attend each session, to build trust and depth in the circles.

Sacred Ground is free but it requires an investment of your time and heart that will challenge and reward you, as we work toward becoming Beloved Community.

Please go to www.episcopalchurch.org/sacredground to learn more.

Contact the Rev. Maria Tjeltveit at [email protected] if you have questions or would like to register for the preview session (Aug. 7) or the course. Please indicate if you are interested in the evening or daytime group.