Becoming an Inclusive "Beloved Community" Antiracism Initiative
Holy Trinity Parishioners,
The COVID pandemic has not only been a challenge to all aspects of our lives, but it has also provided ample time to reflect upon the Black Lives Matter movement, triggered by George Floyd’s death. Your Vestry has been motivated to respond to these acts of anti-black racism.
Therefore, as your Senior Warden, I appointed a group of parishioners to consider prayerfully Holy Trinity’s response to this awareness. The result is the Beloved Community Task Force. After much reflection and research, this group recommended a statement acknowledging past insufficiencies in our Christian life and setting Holy Trinity on a path to become an anti-racist community. Your Vestry adopted this statement on September 28, 2020.
The special Parish Post posted below contains the adopted statement. It also includes additional information about Holy Trinity’s response in conjunction with ongoing initiatives of our North Carolina diocese and The Episcopal Church nationally.
As you read this edition, pray for the discernment process and clarity regarding Holy Trinity’s path going forward. It is our hope that we begin together to find our way to a full and continuing Christian response.
Bill Drake, Senior Warden