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Sacrifice

Sacrifice

Authentic life with God includes sacrifice. That’s what we learn in the Abraham story and again with Jesus. In fact, we do grotesque things to God, our souls, and to our common life when we attempt to engineer life without sacrifice. Sacrifice is the denying or...

The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring at Georgia House of Representatives

On June 20 the Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring was the Chaplin of the day for Legislative Day 35. Mainwaring opens the Georgia House Representatives’ legislative session with a moment of reflection and then led the representatives in prayer. He was introduced by Matthew...

Reimagining Policing with Province IV Bishops

This online event series is presented by The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing. The Province IV Bishops are being invited to share their intentions for themselves and their Dioceses as we move forward facing two major pandemics. The first one is systemic racism...

Georgia Legislators Approve Hate Crimes Bill

Official Statement The unexpected passage Tuesday of HB 426, Georgia’s Hate Crimes Bill was a big win for the state and for Episcopalians who have fought for the measure, The Right Rev. Rob Wright said in a statement issued after legislators approved the legislation....
Un-mattered

Un-mattered

The statement “All Lives Matter” in response to “Black Lives Matter” is entirely inadequate. It misses the mark by 401 years. “All Lives Matter” bears little resemblance to the lived reality of black and brown people since America’s founding. ALM is either tragically...

Peter Wallace to preach on “Day 1”

The Rev. Peter M. Wallace, host and executive producer of Day 1, is the featured preacher July 12 on “Day 1,” the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible as a podcast and online at Day1.org. “Sitting Beside the Sea,” Wallace’s sermon for July 12,...

Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on LGBTQ Rights

The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta issued the following statement in response to the ruling on Monday by the Supreme Court of the United States that sexual orientation is legally protected under the Civil Rights Act of...
Reimagining Policing | A Three-Part Series

Reimagining Policing | A Three-Part Series

This online event series is presented by The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing Session One: To Protect and Serve June 18, 2020 The role of policing was imagined once. Yet the horrors of the ongoing War on Drugs, mass incarceration, and the police brutality that...

Clergy Of Decatur Release Statement On Racism and Justice

June 3, 2020 Black Lives Matter. We name that unequivocal truth. Black lives matter to God. Pastors of White Congregations Read Letter of Repentance in Support of Black Lives Matter shared by 11 Alive News. We speak to you as white ordained leaders of Decatur churches...