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Contact diocesan groups addressing justice and racial issues

Several groups have been formed in our diocese to support the ministry of parishes and to unite the efforts of the diocese around the issues of justice, race, hunger, homelessness, and/or housing:

  • Commission for Justice and Peace
    Co-leaders: Jody Caldwell, Redeemer, Morristown and the Rev. Deacon Diane Riley, Grace, Madison
    The commission will focus on supporting parishes and developing diocesan advocacy and responses to issues such as environment, affordable housing, gun violence, hunger, gender equality, and homelessness.
  • Racial History Committee
    Co-leaders: Ken Bledsoe, St. John’s, Ramsey and the Rev. Willie Smith
    This committee will explore, collect, and determine how best to chronicle the racial history of our diocese. The committee will also advise parishes on ways to discover the racial history of their church.
  • Racial Justice and Healing Commission
    Co-leaders: E.V. Janopaul, St Peter’s, Mountain Lakes and the Rev. Michelle “Chellie” White, Christ Church, Teaneck
    The commission will look at issues of racial justice and healing within the diocese and in the larger community and world. Their focus will include teaching, updating, and guiding our responses to the myriad issues we face around the construct of race.

The co-chairs of these groups will welcome your involvement; please use the form below to contact one of these groups.