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Welcome to the resource page for our Conversations class series on African American Spirituality and the Episcopal Church. You can learn more about this program by clicking here. This series was originally created in preparation for our Celebration of Absalom Jones, February 18, 2023 at 2pm in the Sanctuary and online. Click here to learn more about this service. Scroll down for videos of each session and handouts to help you in your own path of discovery.

Session 4 | Celebrating our Learning and our Connections

Week 4 Spirituality Handout

Session 3 |  African American Spirituality: Music and Contemplative practice

African American Spirituality Handout

Session 2 | Union of Black Episcopalians – What it Means for You and Me.” An address by Dr. Dawn Conley, President of the The Karl and Virginia Washington Arizona Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians.

Union of Black Episcopalians | What it Means for you and me

Session 1 | | The story of African American ordination in the Episcopal Church. The session will chart the experience of black Episcopalians, using the ordinations of The Rev. Absalom Jones to The Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris as guideposts. This class is taught by The Rev. Robert Berra.


Our Freedom We Shall Retain

Race and the Episcopal Church

Want to learn more? Click below for an interview with Br. Lee Hughes, OP, Vice President of the Union of Black Episcopalians, Phoenix Chapter.

Breaking Down Barriers, Expanding Welcome | Click to Read