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Taking time to listen and then respond

At Epiphany we are constantly asking: What is God doing in the world? Clarity comes from gathering, from time to time, to consider what is going on in our world, and what God might be doing to inspire us to be God’s active agents in care or change or reconciliation. Sometimes these are single conversations. Other times a small group or several small groups will convene. Sometimes we invite in outside subject experts to help us more thoroughly engage the topic at hand. These are all ways in which we seek to hear God’s call upon this community and to respond accordingly.

Sacred Ground Groups- a film-based dialogue series on Race and Faith

This is a 10 part series, 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. The series is part of Becoming a Beloved Community, developed by the Episcopal Church. This course is open to anyone who wants to explore the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day. There are readings and video documentaries to watch between each session. It is designed for people who want to participate in the entire series. Over 100 people have participated already, and we are forming new groups. To find out more, contact Diana Bender at diana.bender@outlook.com or 206-459-9140 or Brooke Bascom at brookiebascom@yahoo.com or 206-412-0758.

 

 

Racial Reconciliation Library

Epiphany’s Racial Reconciliation Library Collection contains over 135 titles and is growing. It is located in the Fireside Room in the Parish Hall and is available to parishioners and the community. While the Fireside Room is closed during the pandemic, books can be obtained by emailing the collection’s curator, Sherilyn Peterson, at speterson@perkinscoie.com. She will check out the book to you, deliver it, and pick it up when done.

We have very recent books as well as classics. Some of our newer titles include Caste/The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson; How to be an Anti-Racist and Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi; White Fragility by Frances Kendall; These Truths by Jill Lepore, and An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.

Here are the links to the catalog: this link is alphabetical by author. This link is organized by subject. The subject categories are: (1) Black Voices and Spirituality; (2) History; (3) Justice; (4) Latinx; (5) Native American; (6) Novels, (7) Memoirs and Biographies; and (8) Privilege and Anti-Racism. As new donations are received, they will be catalogued and these links updated.

We also welcome book donations. If you’d like to donate a specific book please email Sherilyn at at speterson@perkinscoie.com. If you’d like to donate a book but are not sure which one, please email Sherilyn for ideas–there are many we don’t have but would like to have. Thank you all who have donated so far!