The Vestry of Anne’s Episcopal Church and Day School, in keeping with our baptismal promise to respect the dignity of every human being, have adopted the following policy of non-discrimination:
Employment, membership, and participation in any church activity is open to all without regard to ethnicity, race, skin color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, or disability.
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, June 15, by the Supreme Court of the United States that sexual orientation is legally protected under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
We are overjoyed that The Supreme Court of the United States ruled yesterday that the hard-won victories and protections of the 1964 Civil Rights Act do in fact extend to our LGBTQ siblings. We pray that this matter is forever settled in the law and in the soul of our country.
Our joy flows primarily from the fact that this ruling affirms what God has ordained and what we already know, that every human being is made in the image of God and has inherent dignity, value and worth. And, that prejudice in every form is incompatible with faith in God and with a nation whose goal is greatness.
THE ABSALOM JONES CENTER FOR RACIAL HEALING
“Go, and create the Beloved Community” . . . challenge yourself “to love like Jesus.” Join us at the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing and help create the Beloved Community:
The Diocese of Atlanta is proud to be home to a new resource for the worldwide Episcopal Church. Located at the Atlanta University Center among Morehouse, Spelman and Clark Atlanta campuses on the Westside of Atlanta, the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing will provide parishes and dioceses around the world with the support to address racism head-on through racial reconciliation and healing. The resource and training center is housed in what was known as the historic Absalom Jones Episcopal Center and Chapel building. The creation of the Center aligns with The Episcopal Church and our Diocese’s commitment to reach across the borders and boundaries that divide the human family of God.
Learn more at http://www.centerforracialhealing.org/
FROM THE CENTER FOR RACIAL HEALING
The DeKalb Remembrance Project will dedicate and unveil a marker to remember the African Americans that were lynched in this county. The ceremony will take place March 29th at 2:00 p.m., at the Manuel J. Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Dr., Decatur, GA 30030, and includes a procession to the front of the court house where the marker will be unveiled. For more information on The DeKalb Remembrance Project, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-241-8006.
THE BRAVE SPACE PODCAST WITH DR. MEEKS
The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing is proud to announce the launch of The Brave Space podcast featuring Dr. Catherine Meeks, hosted by Episcopal Campus Missioner Chelsi Glascoe, and produced by Missioner of Youth and Young Adults, Easton Davis. The monthly podcast will focus on lively and thoughtful conversation on various topics such as Immigration, Racial Healing, Native and Indigenous Americans, Internalized Oppression, Women and Wellness, the Prison Industrial Complex, Spirituality, the Legacy of Resilience, and current events. The podcast’s first episode aired on August 20, and its second aired September 23. We invite you to listen to the first two episodes and to join us each month. Take this link to join us: http://abravespace.buzzsprout.com/