The Episcopal Church’s work for racial reconciliation and healing

Sacred Ground “invites participants to walk back through history in order to peel away the layers that brought us to today, reflecting on our family histories and stories, as well as important narratives that shape the collective American story. It is an 11-part series built around documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.”

We are forming a new Sacred Ground Circle for the three Episcopal churches in Napa County beginning August 10, 2023. For 10 sessions, we will gather via ZOOM every other Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. Our final session will be an in-person retreat on January 13th, 2024.

Sacred Ground is challenging both in content and commitment. To prepare for our discussions each session there will be several hours of homework which include videos and reading material. You will need to purchase or borrow the two core books: Waking Up White by Debby Irving and Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman. All other materials are available on line, free of charge.

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We hope you will prayerfully consider supporting The Episcopal Church’s work of racial reconciliation and healing by joining our Sacred Ground Circle. To register for Sacred Ground, please use the following link:

Once registered, you will receive a syllabus covering the entire series; including, homework assignments and how to access materials on line. If you have any questions or comments, please contact one of the facilitators:

The Rev. Robin Denney, [email protected]
Kelly Towey, [email protected]
The Rev. Susan Napoliello, [email protected]

*The labyrinth is used throughout the series to symbolize the sacred journey of Becoming Beloved Community: telling the truth, proclaiming the dream, practicing The Way and repairing the breach.