Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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Diocesan-wide Special Event!



Dear friends,

We would like to invite you to a special opportunity to learn from, and engage online, the authors of , Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah, on October 24, 9-11am (Eastern Time). We offer a synopsis of each chapter of this tough but true book and hope you will study all or most of it. Despite all the progress we have made in the area of human dignity as it relates to civil rights, women’s rights, rights of LGBTQ siblings, we are still dragged by the dehumanizing meta narrative called the Doctrine of Discovery that injects the virus of racial casteism into our body politic. Such a narrative influences the subconscious and impacts unconscious biases unless we are constantly aware and vigilant. A heightened awareness of the violence directed toward black and brown bodies has caused us to pause and face up to the American iteration of Caste as a system. 
If you are determined to humbly navigate unsettling truths and equipping yourself to consider building beloved community where you are, please register for this event right away.  

The Racial Reconciliation, Healing, and Justice committee (RRHJ) would love to have you join us for this significant opportunity to learn together.  This special event is brought to you by the Episcopal Dioese of Rochester, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rochester.

To watch the livestream on YouTube on October 24 at 9am, click HERE

Kindly contact Steve Richards if you have any questions.

Various members of the RRHJ have written a synopsis of each chapter of Unsettling Truths.  You can find them HERE.

With affection,

 Right Reverend Prince G. Singh
VIII Bishop in Rochester