St Edmund's Episcopal Church San Marino

Sacred Ground: A Film Based Dialogue Series on Race & Faith

With everything happening in the world its hard to know how to feel, how to organize thoughts, how to respond and how to even speak about issues of race. How do we look for healing when hurts have been ignored for so long? This summer Mother Jenifer and Heather will offer Sacred Ground, a film- and readings- based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class and political and regional identity.

This is an online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day- all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.

Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. Mother Jenifer will be leading a group for adults and Heather will be leading a second designed for college students and rising high school seniors. Beginning mid June, groups will gather for four weekly zoom sessions to discuss the films and readings which will be provided. All participants need to register ahead of time to allow access to the films.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Mother Jenifer or Heather.