Racial Justice Ministry

The mission of the Racial Justice Ministry is to transform hearts, minds and lives so racial justice becomes firmly planted in our communities.

Anti-Racism Reading Group
Meets Third Tuesday On Odd-Numbered Months | January 18 to November 15 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

The next book for discussion will be Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad on March 15, 2022.

Email RJM for more information.
Click Here to See This Year’s Book List

Black History Month Spotlight

Absalom Jones

In 1804, Absalom Jones became the first African American to be ordained a priest
in The Episcopal Church. We celebrate his feast day on February 13.

Read more about Absalom Jones.

Pauli Murray

In 1977, The Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray became the first African American person perceived as a woman in the U.S. to become an Episcopal priest, after the church changed its policy. Their autobiography, Song in a Weary Throat: An American Pilgrimage, was published posthumously in 1987.

Read more about Pauli Murray.

Artemisia Bowden

Artemisia Bowden took her Christian faith and Episcopal education directly into the world in order to transform it for the better, helping grow a small school into a junior college now part of San Antonio’s junior college system.

Read about her work to revive St. Philip’s Mission in San Antonio and her impact on Texas history here.

Byron Rushing

Byron Rushing, who served as Vice President of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church and also many years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, is an Episcopal lay person who describes his primary ministry as politics. Listen to his discussion on how the Episcopal Church awoke to social and political issues in the wake of the Civil War.

Read more about Byron Rushing.