In the summer of 2020, St. Paul's began a journey of discovery and reconciliation in response to lasting racial injustice in the community around us and in our own history. A group of St. Paul's parishioners spent the summer and fall engaging in deep self-education in the history of racism in America through the Episcopal Church's Sacred Ground curriculum. St. Paul's is committed to continuing this work of self-discovery and racial justice.
Starting in February of 2021, St. Paul's is presenting a monthly discussion with a local speaker about how systemic racism has affected the city of Alexandria. These conversations will help us explore the lasting effects of racism on health, housing, education, and juvenile justices as we join for prayer, learning, reflection, and discussion.
You can watch recordings of the presentations below and register for future virtual gatherings.
After digging into the history of racism in America through the Sacred Ground curriculum, a group of Sacred Ground “graduates” created a series of monthly virtual gatherings to learn more about how systemic racism has affected Alexandria. From February through May, each month a local speaker will help us explore the lasting effects of racism on health, housing, education and juv…Read More »