Racial Justice GA Mission

Our Mission

The mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia’s Racial Justice and Healing Ministries is to follow the path of Becoming Beloved Community to dismantle racism by telling the truth about our churches and race, proclaiming the dream of the beloved community, practicing the way of love in the pattern of Jesus, and repairing the breach beginning in our church communities.

Grounded in Our Baptismal Covenant

Each element of the journey is grounded in one of the five questions from our Baptismal Covenant

  • The desire to form Beloved Community flows from the first of the five promises:
  • Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?
  • Telling the truth about our Church’s historic and present story around race – who we are and what we’ve done – is part of how we fulfill the second promise:
  • Will you persevere in resisting evil, and whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?
  • Naming the dream of God in a particular place, casting a compelling vision of Beloved Community, and committing to the work necessary to live into it are directly linked to the third promise:
  • Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?
  • As we practice the way of love, listening for the voice of God in the voice of the other and honoring the presence of Christ in all those we meet, we take up the fourth promise:
  • Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?

  • And as we expand the circle of God’s love and take responsibility for repairing the brokenness in our communities, our society, and our world – we also affirm the fifth promise:
  • Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

This information is from The Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community Commitment and Plan. BCP Pages 304-305.


O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: 

Look with compassion on the whole human family.

Lord, hear our prayers.

Take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts.

Lord, hear our prayers. 

Break down the walls that separate us. 

Lord, hear our prayers. 

Unite us in bonds of love. 

Lord, hear our prayers. 

Work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth. 

Lord, hear our prayers. 

Empower us to tell the truth about our church and race. 

Lord, hear our prayers. 

Empower us to proclaim the dream of God’s beloved community. 

Lord, hear our prayers. 

Empower us to practice the way of love in the pattern of Jesus. 

Lord, hear our prayers. 

Empower us to repair the breach in our society and our institutions. 

Lord, hear our prayers. 

God of signs and wonders, empower us for this healing work in the name of your son our 

Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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