Symposium Agenda will include:

  • A call to action from Bishop Mariann

  • A presentation on the diocese’s historical involvement with chattel slavery

  • Lessons from reparations efforts outside the Diocese of Washington

  • Testimonies from diocesan congregations undertaking the difficult work of investigating their own histories with anti-Black racism

  • Insights from Washington area Black community leaders

  • A keynote address from the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and Canon Theologian at Washington National Cathedral

  • Break-outs groups with role-playing conversations on reparations

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Race and Reckoning

On Jan 29, 2021 The Rt. Rev. Gene Sutton spoke to the Diocese of Washington's Convention about the Diocese of Maryland’s comprehensive study of its legacy of slavery and racial segregation–a legacy we share. Maryland’s efforts culminated in the decision to establish a Diocesan Reparations Fund.  

National Cathedral Sermon by Dr. Catherine Meeks

 May 22, 2022 “Do you want to be well?” It was a question asked to a sick man in the gospel, and it’s asked to us today in a larger context. Do we want to be healed? Do we want to see things in a new light? Dr. Catherine Meeks tells us that each time we make the decision to be healed, we in turn help the collective to become stronger