Black History Month – Reflections from our TRC

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.

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Landmark partnership brings new life to church property in Baltimore City

In the heart of Baltimore City’s Waverly neighborhood, a historic collaboration is set to breathe new life into our cherished St. John’s Episcopal Church property. At a recent press conference held November 21 in the sanctuary, community leaders, including Councilwoman Odette Ramos, unveiled a landmark partnership between the Sutton Scholars program, the BIT Center, and the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.

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Sherwood Episcopal Church Awarded $1.7 Million Grant for Stormwater Management Project

During heavy rain events, stormwater flows from higher-elevation, asphalted housing developments on Sherwood Hill above the Sherwood campus to a gully behind the church. As a result, the campus is flooded with pollutants, debris, and sediment which move over the church and neighboring properties, then further downhill to heavily trafficked York Road. The polluted stormwater continues to Beaverdam Run, a tributary of Loch Raven Reservoir, and into the greater Baltimore drinking water supply.

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Carrie Schofield-Broadbent consecrated Maryland bishop coadjutor

Deeply committed to honoring the dignity of every human being, Schofield-Broadbent consistently attends to her own work around race, climate change, economic justice and full-inclusion of LGBTQ+ people. She is committed to helping The Episcopal Church grow in these areas. Her consecration represents a significant step in furthering the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland’s commitment to inclusive leadership and fostering a vibrant, diverse and welcoming faith community.

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