Sacred Ground, a 10-part, facilitated study group series on race and faith, starts Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8:15 a.m. at St. Andrew’s. Based on documentary films, videos, and readings, the series invites participants to walk together through America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in the threads of their own family stories.
The series was created for the Episcopal Church by Katrina Browne, producer and director of the Emmy-nominated documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, which follows her personal story upon learning that her ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in US history.
Rev. Monica Whitaker, St. Andrew’s’ rector, will facilitate the series which shifts to Wednesday evenings 5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. after the first meeting. Rev. Monica also serves on the anti-racism committee for the Arizona Episcopal diocese and on the diocesan council for Native American ministries.
According to The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, the term “sacred ground” refers to any place where people are telling their stories. Mutual understanding and personal growth through such sharing are primary goals for the discussion group.
To register or for more information, contact St. Andrew’s at email@example.com or 928-282-4457.