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.
Diocese of Maryland recognized for its work on racial reconciliation and reparations at the 80th General Convention
Take time to watch Bishop Sutton’s sermon and our Trail of Souls documentary. We are a Community of Love and the The Episcopal Church, at its 80th General Convention, recognized our leadership across the Church in doing the work repairing the breach and tearing down the walls that separate us from living as a Community of Love.
A murder on July 7 near the site of General Convention and the urging of two bishops, including one who happened upon the scene as it unfolded, prompted a march of hundreds of people from the Baltimore Convention Center to an open area a few blocks from the scene of the shooting, coordinated by Bishops United Against Gun Violence.
Why is Juneteenth important for us all? Juneteenth not only marks the end of chattel slavery across the United States, it gives us an opportunity to tell and retell the stories of the ongoing struggles of Black and Brown people in this nation, stories that are too often intentionally forgotten
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…