To cultivate courageous space for individuals and congregations in the Diocese of Indianapolis to live and walk together through holy discomfort, to create an environment for racial justice, healing, and repair, and to learn, listen, and grow into God’s Beloved Community.
Charge from Bishop Jennifer
- First: to either sign onto A Covenant to Root Out Racism, developed by Bishop Deon Johnson of the Diocese of Missouri and share it with the Diocese of Indianapolis, or to adapt for the Diocese of Indianapolis and share it.
- Second: to coordinate with trainers from the Absalom Jones Center to host a regularly-occurring 2-1/2 day training in dismantling systemic racism in the Diocese of Indianapolis. This training is required for ordination, and we strongly encourage all diocesan leaders, lay and ordained, to participate as well.
- Third: to support and connect people and congregations throughout this diocese with the variety of congregational and regional efforts to dismantle racism, including trainings, book studies, discussion groups, witnesses for justice, etc.
Co-Chairs: Kate Bacon and Jay Douglas
Members: Brandon Lowe, Bradley Pace, Natalie Palmer, Valeria Phillips, Cathy Scott, Mariann Scott, Chana Tetzlaff
Terms: 3 years, by appointment of Bishop Jennifer