A year of seeking racial justice

From Juneteenth 2020 to Juneteenth 2021, the primary focus of the Diocese of Central New York is to Listen, Learn, and Respond as we confront the sin of systemic racism. Please join us in this Gospel work with new opportunities, actions, and resources each month.

“Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?” (from the baptismal vows in the Book of Common Prayer)

September Invitation: Youth-friendly suggestions for anti-racist reading

For September, in honor of our students returning to school we would like to offer two youth-friendly suggestions. Both contain valuable and approachable lessons for any age. The first is March, a graphic novel series by the late Congressman John Lewis and the second is This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell. Learn more>

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Resources

Confronting Racism resource list. View books, articles, videos, curricula, prayers and litanies, and other racial justice resources suggested by members of the Diocese, and add your own recommendations.

Responding to Racist Violence. Resources from The Episcopal Church to help us LEARN, PRAY, and ACT to address racist violence and police brutality.

Resources for Racial Reconciliation from The Episcopal Church.

News & Updates

  • Now, do you see it?

    "That’s the insidiousness of systemic racism—everyone does what’s rational for their corner of the world, maybe even proclaiming that they’re not racist, no-one does anything overtly or intentionally racist, and yet, when all is said and done, the result is blatant, visible racism."
  • Youth-friendly suggestions for anti-racist reading

    The Listen/Learn group of the diocesan Racial Justice & Reconciliation team offers two suggestions for youth-friendly anti-racist reading this September.
  • Presiding Bishop Curry’s Word to the Church: What Did Jesus Do?

    The following is a Word to the Church from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, and is also the text of his sermon at The Episcopal Church House of Bishops, which met virtually September 16, 2020. A WORD TO THE CHURCH September 16, 2020 The Right Reverend Michael B. Curry What Did Jesus Do?  And now […]
  • How Much Longer?

    Photo above by itakdalee, via Getty Images/Canva Article by Peter Koeppel, member of Trinity Memorial Church in Binghamton and the diocesan Stewardship Resources team.  How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? Psalm 13:1 “How much longer” – a question that has been around for as […]
  • An American Lament

    An American Lament, via The Repentance Project

    The photo above is from An American Lament Devotional, via The Repentance Project.  The Listen/Learn group of the Diocesan Racial Justice & Reconciliation Team is creating a list of resources we would like to recommend to you/your parish as we the Diocese of CNY confront the sin of systemic racism. Many of our parishes watched the film Just […]

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