The Educational Opportunities subcommittee is dedicated to internal education within the church, both academic and liturgical.

  • Currently, B-PEACE is encouraging congregations and individuals to read The New Jim Crow. Please visit our page dedicated to resources on this important text.
  • For discussion questions regarding structural racism and injustice from the Episcopal church, click here.

 

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The Rich and the Rest of Us diocesan book study:  Then Bishop M. Thomas Shaw invited everyone in the diocese to join in reading a book together in 2013,The Rich and the Rest of Us by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, as a way to learn more about poverty, one of the root causes of violence.  The study guide for the book was written by the Rev. Thomas Brown, the Rev. Cathy George, the Rev. Kate Malin, the Rev. Sam Rodman and the Rev. Tim Crellin, who leads the Internal Education Committee of the B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign.

  • Find the study guide and add comments to the ongoing discussion here.

Fall Resource Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013:  Diocesan Fall Resource Day on Sept. 28 at Roxbury Community College was the formal launch of the B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign.  The Rev. Kathleen Adams-Shepherd, Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Newtown, Connecticut joined us to share her community’s story, as did Urban Improv with some innovative presentations.  There were also workshops for adults and youth on a variety of responses to violence to inspire and equip participants to work for peace in their congregations, schools, families and communities.

Some of our favorite Ted Talks

 

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