Uncovering Parish Histories: A Report
History as Social Justice Activism: An “Uncovering Parish History” Project Report
In an effort to tell the truth about past injustice and point ourselves, our parishes and our diocese towards a more just future, the Cathedral of the Incarnation and the Pro-Cathedral of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church are pleased to announce the first public report of the ongoing “Uncovering Parish Histories Project” on February 26, 2023, 6:00-7:00 pm.
The Rev. Dr. Craig Townsend, Historian-in-Residence for Racial Justice for the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, and clergy and lay volunteers from several parishes, will discuss their explorations of the history of their parishes’ complicity in slavery and the slavery economy, as well as other periods of involvement in racial justice and injustice actions, and the spiritual import of that work. This historical research takes place under the auspices of Beloved Journey, an anti-racism project of the Diocese of Long Island, and currently involves twenty parishes.
All are welcome to join us virtually using this Zoom link.