our new Canon for Racial Justice and Beloved Community
- The Rev. Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth
It is with much joy that we welcome The Rev. Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth as the Convocation’s new Canon for Racial Justice and Beloved Community. Mpho has accepted the call to open our eyes and hearts to the sin of racism, to guide us to repentance, and to encourage us as we seek to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ by fulfilling our part of God’s dream of beloved community. In exercising her ministry, Mpho will seek to help us enter more fully into the work already begun. We thank Mpho for accepting this call and offer a heartfelt welcome!
Canon Mpho also serves as Priest in Charge of All Saint's Episcopal Church in Amsterdam NL, the newest mission congregation of the Convocation.
Racial Justice Book Group
Join our current Racial Justice Book Group - here
Becoming Beloved Community
Becoming Beloved Community is the Episcopal Church’s Long-Term Commitment to Racial Healing, Reconciliation, and Justice” (BBC).
This vision document and related resources invite Episcopalians to approach the lifelong journey of racial healing as if walking a labyrinth that moves through four quadrants:
- Telling the Truth about the Church and Race
- Proclaiming the Dream of Beloved Community
- Practicing Jesus’ Way of Healing Love
- Repairing the Breach in Society and Institutions
Click the buttons below to read the text of our covenant translated into the languages spoken across the Convocation: English, French, Italian, and German.
Current Task Force Membership
David Case (Munich, chair),
Haswell Beni (Florence),
Stéphanie Burette (Durham),
Xolelwa Mlumbi-Peter (Geneva),
Lois Stuckenbruck (Munich, Liaison to Council of Advice)
2020 Convention Educational Sessions Playlist
Video Summary: Work Done by the Task Force, 2019-2020
Opening Remarks & Prayers
Dismantling Superiority, Keynote Address by Dr. Catherine Meeks
A Covenant for Dismantling Racism, Advancing Racial Justice and Building Beloved Community in Europe
Who We Are Survey Introduction
Question and Answer Panel with The Rev. Yejide Peters, Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, and Dr. Michaël Privot
Rooting Out Racism: Keynote Address by The Rt. Rev. Deon Johnson
Closing Remarks & Prayer
Morning Prayer Homily by The Rev. Stephen McPeek