The Episcopal Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, noted at a recent executive council meeting that church wide we are expanding and deepening our ongoing work of racial justice and reconciliation.
Along with his staff, he has initiated a churchwide effort for truth and reconciliation. There are great resources, such as Sacred Ground, as well as the discoveries from the racial justice audit of Episcopal Church Leadership that are guides to the formation work, we need to do.
A systematic approach to engage the fundamental issues at the heart of racial justice. This certificate is designed for anyone with an interest in challenging racism at a structural or systemic level within the church and community. You do not have to be in a specific leadership role in order to benefit from the content offered.
This certificate offers a self-structured learning approach where each student is invited to work with the Dean of SSFM to put together a learning plan that considers previous experiences, training, and courses of study. SSFM offers a sequence of courses and modules to choose from that includes offerings through Lower Susquehanna Synod-ELCA through their Justice Academy and resources from The Episcopal Church.
Each participant is invited to prayerfully develop their own learning plan. Specifically: Name your goals, or name exactly what you want to learn.
Build a learning plan that includes:
Minimum of 6 courses, 4 webinars / learning weekends / and an opportunity to put learning into practice.
Through this course of study, you will discover: