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Episcopalians in Maryland Seek to Atone for Racist Past

Our friends at Episcopal News Service report on a parish in Baltimore which is grappling with its history of racism.

While congregations across The Episcopal Church are confronting examples of historical racism, the history of Memorial Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland, stands out as “particularly sordid,” the Rev. Grey Maggiano, the church’s rector, told Episcopal News Service.

Since 2017, Maggiano has led his congregation’s efforts to research and re-examine that history, both good and bad. Among the congregation’s findings […]

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Curry: “It’s Time to Speak Up”

In an interview with Axios on HBO which aired earlier this week, the Presiding Bishop says that it is time to speak up about racism and the need for police reform.

“I believe in this country and what it stands for: freedom, justice, equality,” the Most Rev. Michael Curry said in the interview. “Those are ideals worth standing for. And when they are challenged, we must speak up.”

…”There have been dramatic changes in American society,” Curry says. […]

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Brotherhood of St. Andrew addresses racial reconciliation

“The creation of this Committee on Racial Reconciliation is a statement that tells the church and our members we are very serious concerning the challenges that racism presents us in bringing men and youth closer to Christ,” [Brotherhood of St. Andrew] President Butcher said.

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