“All Are Welcome In This Place”

“Sacred Ground” Virtual Lenten Discussions

Next Gathering: Wed., Feb. 24th @ 6:00pm
see the Zoom link at the bottom of the page)

Log in instructions for viewing Sacred Ground Material  to view the movie and access the reading links for each session:
Visit https://episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground/welcome  
Password:    ThisIsSacredGround
Click on “Session 2” 

(This can all be accessed by logging in using the instructions above.)
To watch beforehand
 Short video: The Myth of Race Debunked in 3 Minutes (3 min.)
  Short video: Decoded: Are Cracker, White Trash, & Redneck Racist? (5 min.)

 To read beforehand
Note: There is more reading for this session because there is no full film to watch (just the two short videos above).  These opening sessions are a time to lay some important foundations.
Article: “Roots Deeper Than Whiteness” by David Dean
Article: “A Geography Lesson for the Tea Party” by Colin Woodard in Washington Monthly magazine. 
The core of this article provides a digest of his book: American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America.  (You can just read from the paragraph that starts, “We’re accustomed to thinking of American regionalism…” and stop at paragraph that starts, “Which brings us to the Tea Party movement….”)

·       Selections from book: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo (15 assorted pages from paperback edition) ((You will need to go to the Sacred Ground website to access this book selection.))

·       Blog posts: “On the Five Stages & White People Waking Up to Racism” and “On White Tears
by Tad Hargrave
Core book: Waking Up White, And Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving –
Introduction and Chapters 2-3
Consider also adopting practices for this time that will help you integrate the experience emotionally and spiritually: walking the labyrinth weekly, finding a friend to process your learnings with, etc.

Consider joining the Sacred Ground Facebook page for further discussion and resource sharing.
This group is open only to members of our Sacred Ground circle.  

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