Racial Equity & Healing

Becoming God's

BELOVED COMMUNITY

We wish to grow as a parish community and as an institution in our commitment to racial equity and healing in our world, particularly in the city of Atlanta. Focusing on our life of faith as a church, our city, and our daily lives, we are growing in numerous ways, engaging in leadership development work, prayerful action and advocacy, partnerships near and far, and a gospel message preached with clarity and compassion. We are committed to change over the long term, and invite you to join this journey with grace and joy.


A Steering Committee

for Racial Equity and Healing

Over the next year, All Saints’ has commissioned a steering committee to discern our racial equity and healing work for the future. 


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All Saints' speaks out

Churchwide communications

The Peoplestown Partnership

On Sunday, November 21, 2021, Simon Mainwaring and Natosha Reid Rice hosted partners from Emmaus House in Peoplestown to discuss the newest initiative in our work for racial justice and healing in Atlanta. This presentation marks the culmination of a year’s work and we are delighted to invite everyone into this new ministry opportunity as we endeavor to express our faith in the city.

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Working Together for Racial Equity and Healing | January 11, 2021

Dear saints, 2020 was a year of considerable challenge. All of our lives were upended by a devastating pandemic and the year ahead presages a difficult journey on our way to brighter times. I know this has been hard for many, yet as a church I believe we are called to more...

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Letter from Simon: A Call to the Parish | June 14, 2020

Dear saints, The mission of the church is to reconcile all people to God and the full diversity of the human family to one another. As we grieve the death of Rayshard Brooks and lament the actions that ended his life, we see how great our need is for reconciliation and how far we are from that state with one another...

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Acting justly


Recent PROGRAMS

Explore our expanding media library of classes and forums on the topic of racial equity and healing.

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loving mercy


Upcoming Programs

Explore upcoming opportunities to engage at the intersection of racial equity and healing and Christian faith.

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Walking together with God


PARTNERSHIPS AND INITIATIVES

Emmaus House and Peoplestown

From 2020-2021, a steering committee met to discern how God calls us to join the work of racial equity and healing in Atlanta. The outcome of this discernment was an invitation to partner with Emmaus House, and through time other agencies and groups in the community of Peoplestown.

Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith from The Episcopal Church. Small groups are invited 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.

Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing

All Saints’ is a sustaining partner of The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, the Episcopal Church’s national center for racial healing through education, informed action, pilgrimage and dialogue. Click the title above to learn more.

The MICAH Project at All Saints'

Would you like to talk about race in the context of our faith? That’s our goal in The MICAH Project. Our Mission Is Conversation And Healing about race in our lives, in the church, and in our country. Click the title above to learn more.

Faith in the City Series at All Saints'

The Faith in the City series invites leaders and thinkers from our city and national life to help the church be people who answer the call to love, serve, and transform the world. Click the title above to learn more.


Resources

Interested in going deeper?

We invite you to explore these links to see where you might engage this work in your life.


Learn

EXPLORE EPISCOPAL INITIATIVES

>>Becoming Beloved Community
>>Sacred Ground


Grow

PRAY ABOUT TAKING THE 21-DAY EQUITY CHALLENGE

>>Learn About the Challenge


Go

CONSIDER INVESTING IN LOCAL BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

>>View a List of Businesses in Atlanta


IS THIS THE FAST THAT I CHOOSE: TO LOOSE THE BONDS OF INJUSTICE, TO UNDO THE THONGS OF THE YOKE, TO LET THE OPPRESSED GO FREE... YOU SHALL BE CALLED REPAIRERS OF THE BREACH.

-Isaiah 58:6, 12

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