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Ecumenical/Social Relations

Ecumenical/Social Relations Ministry Chair:

Jeannie Palin E-mail: jeanniepalin@gmail.com 


A Worldwide Movement of Christian Women

The World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.

Material can be downloaded off the website at http://www.worlddayofprayer.net/

Here are websites to visit:


Equal Justice Initiative - EJI works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality


Thistle Farms has lit a pathway of healing and hope for women survivors of trafficking, prostitution and addiction.

Becca Stevens is an author, speaker, Episcopal priest, social entrepreneur, and the founder and president of Thistle Farms.


For more information on how to engage with issues of racial justice and reconciliation, check out the Episcopal Church Becoming Beloved Community Webpage.

 Here is the link to Sacred Ground webpagehttps://www.episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground/welcome

A film-based dialogue series on race &  faith.

 virginiahumanities.org    (click on events)


Books to read:

Waking up White by Debby Irving

White Fragility by Robin Diangelo

Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi 




There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free,  nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

 – Galatians 3:28