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The MICAH Project

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. Open to everyone in the parish, The MICAH Project maintains a mailing list for those seeking information about relevant publications, films, upcoming events, and other resources. To join the email list, please email Nancy Wade at TheMICAHProjectAS@gmail.com.

Guided by a steering committee, The MICAH Project offers educational programs that stimulate dialogue; sponsors training in recognizing and dismantling racism; and organizes small-group conversations about race. In fulfillment of Micah 6:8, we nurture racial healing as a part of our spiritual formation, seeking as a church community to act justly, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.

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The MICAH Project Steering Committee:

  • Sarah Hill
  • Mimi Spang
  • Gabi Castro-Diaz
  • Lynda Herrig
  • Dante Hudson
  • Virginia Schenck
  • Nadia Fountain
  • Nancy Wade
  • Ann Stuart Pearce
  • Vance White
  • John Pinkard
  • Suzanne Wakefield
  • Carl Walker
  • Emily Schunior

Upcoming Events

Becoming Beloved Community with Ruby Sales

  • Sunday, August 23 from 9:00-9:55 a.m. on Zoom

In 1965, Episcopal Seminarian Jonathan Daniels was working for civil rights with 17 year old Ruby Sales, and other activists in Hayneville Alabama. When a shotgun-yielding county deputy tried to shoot Ruby, Daniels pushed Ruby aside and took the full blast, giving his life to save hers. Now 55 years later, Ruby joins us to share that story, and the impact it has had on her life. Please click here (or click “Register” below) to sign up for this online gathering.

 

 

Deep in Her Heart: A Tribute to Connie Curry with Bob Miller

  • Sunday, August 30 from 9:00-9:55 a.m. on Zoom

Connie Curry, longtime All Saints’ member, was our most “boots on the ground” civil rights activist. Connie was an honors graduate of Agnes Scott College, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Fulbright Scholar, but she was and is better known as an unrelenting force for civil rights. Among many other things, she was the only white member of the Executive Committee of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee when it was founded in 1960 during the sit-in movement. Please click here (or click “Register” below) to sign up for this online gathering.

 

 

One Step Beyond Caution: The Ministers’ Manifesto of 1957 with Ethel Ware Carter

  • Sunday, September 6 from 9:00-9:55 a.m. on Zoom

An Atlanta pastor asked how the pulpits could be silent when the Georgia Legislature was discussing closing the public schools rather than integrating them. A group of ministers responded publicly changing the climate in the city. Join Ethel Ware Carter to learn more about this pivotal moment in history. Please click here (or click “Register” below) to sign up for this online gathering.


Coming Soon: Sacred Ground Small Groups

The Episcopal Church has declared a church-wide initiative of racial healing, reconciliation, and justice. Called “Becoming Beloved Community,” the initiative includes a 10-session curriculum entitled “Sacred Ground: A Film-Based Dialogue Series on Race and Faith.” The Sacred Ground curriculum consists of videos, assorted writings, discussion, and two core books, Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman and Waking Up White by Debby Irving. The MICAH Project (TMP) plans to initiate Sacred Ground dialogue circles composed of parishioners committed to approximately six months of learning, listening, and engaging one another in a brave space to talk about race and faith. To learn more about Sacred Ground, click here.

In order to gauge interest in these small-group dialogue circles (no firm commitment needed yet), we ask that you add your name to the list by emailing us at sacredground@allsaintsatlanta.org.


Past Events

Race and Atlanta History

On February 16, 23 and March 1, we hosted a series of three Adult Formation classes about the 1906 massacre called “The Atlanta Race Riot.” During the first session, Bob Miller described the events that reshaped Atlanta’s race history with “The Sidewalks Ran Red: The 1906 Atlanta Race Riot.” In the subsequent two sessions, Atlanta actors Chris Kayser and Neal Ghant reenacted the unprecedented conversation that took place after the massacre between Carey Wilmer, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at the time, and W.E.B. DuBois, the famous scholar and founder of the NAACP.

Session One

Session Two

Session Three


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