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)

Roundtable: Speaking, preaching, and teaching anti-racism

Thursday, September 10th, noon to 1:00 p.m.

You’re invited to join Canon Carrie on Thursday, September 10th from noon to 1:00 p.m. for a roundtable discussion on using our preaching, teaching, and speaking to help dismantle racism. Please bring your questions, favorite resources, and openness to new ideas as we share where we struggle and what has worked. This is a very broad invitation: all parishioners, clergy and anti-racists welcome!

Please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

August Invitation: An American Lament

This August, please join us in undertaking a daily discipline with An American Lament, a resource created by The Repentance Project. The program includes seven weeks of prayer, scripture, reflection and discussion for individuals and small groups.

To gain the greatest benefit, we recommend that you gather a small group. Please contact Karen Anderson of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Clinton if you’d like to be part of a Zoom discussion group with others from around the Diocese.

Learn more about An American Lament.

An American Lament

The photo above is from An American Lament Devotional, via The Repentance Project


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

  • 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 […]
  • Anti-Racism 101: A personal story

    Why do we talk about the need to take a stand against discrimination in a stewardship oriented series of articles? If stewardship is simply a code-word for the annual pledge drive to you, then you have a point. Our view of stewardship is more expansive: a steward is one who exercises authority on behalf of another; a good steward does so thoughtfully.
  • Learning to love God, one another, and all God's creation: July 8th Update from Bishop Duncan-Probe

    In this week's video update, Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe reflects on our call to be faithful, curious learners. We don't know everything and we aren't always right, yet God invites us into deeper understanding and deeper love for God, one another, and all creation.
  • Prayer for Independence Day: An invitation from the Listen/Learn Team of the Antiracism Task Force

    A message from the Listen/Learn Team of the Antiracism Task Force:  Dear clergy and wardens, Many congregations will observe Independence Day in worship on Sunday, July 5th. As you prepare, please consider using the Collect for the Nation rather than the Collect for Independence Day.  We ask that you listen to the words of the […]
  • Juneteenth Invitation, and Entering Step 2: June 16th Update from Bishop Duncan-Probe

    In her weekly video message, Bishop DeDe invites you to join in viewing and discussing the film Just Mercy in your congregation, with a small group, or with your family. She also announces that the Diocese is now in Step 2 of our "Gathering Anew" COVID-19 response plan. Beginning July 5, 2020, parishes with approved Covenants may resume limited in-person gatherings, following strict diocesan safety guidelines.

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