The Episcopal Churches of Maryland commemorated the 150th anniversary of the official abolishment of chattel slavery in Maryland on All Saints’ Day, Nov. 1, 2014, with the Trail of Souls: Truth and Reconciliation Pilgrimage.
ON THE TRAIL OF SOULS
A PILGRIMAGE TOWARDS TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION.
During Black History month, our Diocesan Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) members are reflecting on a word each day that is relevant to the struggle for civil rights in our Country. The reflections are being posted on the TRC Facebook page. Below are the posts from this first week in Black History Month. You are invited to join us in meditating on how we can pull a little harder on that arc of history as we bend it toward justice. Follow the Diocesan Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Facebook page.
The Diocese of Maryland Reparations Committee is pleased to announce that grant applications for the third round of awards from the Diocesan Reparations Fund will open on Monday, January 15. These grants are open to any organization within the geographical region of the Diocese of Maryland that has a proven history of doing the work of restoring African American and Black communities, as well as to startups whose mission and goals are the same.
Advent is a time of reflection, anticipation, and expectation. In our Christian tradition, today is the Feast of St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra. As we honor St. Nicholas’ legacy of generosity, we invite you to join us in supporting the ministries of our Bishops’ Annual Ministries Appeal. Your contributions make possible our Community of Love and offer hope in tangible ways to those in need. When you contribute to the appeal, you are directly participating in our shared ministries and transforming lives.
Making a pilgrimage to holy places is an ancient discipline filled with the past, present, and future. On this 153rd commemoration of Maryland’s constitutional end of chattel slavery, more than 80 pilgrims followed the trail of souls who lived and worked, worshipped and prayed, slave and free, in Baltimore City. READ MORE…