What is Sacred Ground?
Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups (circles) 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.
This 10-week series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories. All materials are available online.
Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, the Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries and our society.
Epiphany Sacred Ground History
Since the Fall of 2020, ~50 Epiphany parishioners have participated in 9 Sacred Ground circles. In addition, ~75 parishioners participated in a Sacred Ground Closing Liturgy in April 2021. Participants have described the program and their experience as “meaningful,” “life-changing,” “offering a new perspective.” One participant summed up his experience this way: “Be prepared to have your eyes opened.”
Sacred Ground is a 10-session program led by an Epiphany parishioner facilitator. Circles will launch soon and meet bi-weekly for 90 mins via Zoom with the option of in-person as circumstances permit. We are considering a morning and evening option.
How to Sign Up
Please reach out to Sophie Hager Hume, Volunteer Ministry Lead of Sacred Ground, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-919-9460.