Bishop's Study Group:
Pursuing Racial Reconciliation through Scripture, Film, Word, and Prayer
Six Tuesday evenings, Jan. 5 - Feb. 9, 2021
Registration for this study group is now full.
This six-week study group will focus on building a spiritual and theological response to racial injustice. Bishop Hughes believes it will take a deep and persevering faith to maintain the sustained pressure needed to end systemic racism and white supremacy.
We will study Philippians each week. Paul’s words to the discouraged church in Philippi will inform our study of various books, articles, film, poetry, sermons, and music. Our objective will be to develop the tools needed to become the Beloved Community. Because each session will build on the work of the previous session, plan on attending four out of the six sessions to participate in the study group.
Because each session will build on the work of the previous session, plan on attending four out of the six sessions to participate in the study group.
Preparation for this session
Watch Ruby Sales’ TED Talk, September 2018: How we can start to heal the pain of racial division
- Watch Amanda Gorman’s TED Talk, November 2018: Using your voice is a political choice
- Listen to Hold On Just a Little While Longer (traditional spiritual)
- Read aloud Reconciliation of a Penitent, BCP p. 447
- With each of the above, make a list of the questions, words, phrases, and sentences that stand out to you.
Daily act of spiritual practice
Daily act of justice
Speak the truth
Confess your sins, apologize when needed, forgive others and yourself.
Please bring a Bible and Book of Common Prayer to every session. The full BCP is also online at bcponline.org.