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A Journey to a Sacred Place

Mar 10, 2018

On October 28, 2017, members of our diocese made a pilgrimage to honor 56 martyrs who were lynched in Clarke County, Georgia.

“We cannot get well racially, in the United States of America, until we tell the truth. Until we own the truth. Lynching is a part of our history, a part of our truth. We keep on trying to get to justice without doing the work.” – Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing

The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, which opened in October 2017, offers a model of prayerful education that forms and reforms individual and collective action: a defined curriculum, thoughtful training, pilgrimages, and dialogue. Guided by faith and led by intention, the center will continue its important work until our work is no longer needed.

The center is an intergenerational, faith-based organization providing curriculum, activities, and experiences for those engaging in the daily work of dismantling prejudice and ending systemic racism. Learn more about this important work.