On Sunday, March 4, I made my first trip to Selma, Alabama, to participate in the annual Freedom March across the Edmund Pettus bridge, in memory and in tribute to those who made that terrible but historic walk 53 years ago. I arrived in time to attend service at beautiful St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where I was warmly welcomed. Then I headed downtown to join the steadily growing crowd, and in doing so I met some fascinating people. First, I met Lynda Blackmon Lowery, who at
The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama along with the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast are endeavoring to host the inaugural Absalom Jones Feast Day in celebration of the founding of the joint Alabama Chapter of the The Union of Black Episcopalians. Absalom Jones who was ordained in 1818 was the first Black priest ordained in the Episcopal Church. The Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) stands in the continuing tradition of more than 200 years of Black leadership in the E
The Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta have partnered to create and host a center of expertise focusing on the work of racial healing and its formal dedication ceremony held on October 11, 2017 was a glorious event. The Center for Racial Healing will be based in The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center located on the Moorehouse College Campus in Atlanta.
The new director of the Center for Racial Healing is Dr. Catherine Meeks who is well known not only in The E
This year's annual observance of Jonathan Daniels and the Martyrs of Alabama is Saturday, August 12th in Hayneville, Alabama. It was one of those days that no matter how much I tried, I could not escape the scorching heat of an August sun. It was hot; it was crowded; it was uncomfortable. It became uncomfortable while standing at the jail and someone read aloud an account of the conditions Daniels and his friends endured. Then we made our way to the store where Daniels was