About this Webinar
Being antiracist requires more than hosting the periodic book club. Both as individuals and faith communities we can make changes to our practices to become more faithful witnesses to God’s love on earth. In this webinar hosted by Katherine Malloy, panelists the Rev. Melanie Mullen and the Rev. Claire Brown will share strategies from their experience in antiracism and reconciliation. Participants will receive a list of the panelists’ go-to resources for cultivating culture change in a variety of ministry contexts.
Resources Found in this Webinar
You can find the video archived on YouTube.
We have compiled the resources into this Google Drive Folder for you.
Teaching Racial Justice Handout 1.21 was provided by the Presiding Bishop’s Staff Members Focused on Racial Reconciliation and Justice
Rev. Melanie Mullen serves as Episcopal Church’s Director of Reconciliation, Justice & Creation Care – charged with bringing the Jesus Movement to the concerns of the world. Prior to joining the Presiding Bishop’s staff she was the Downtown Missioner at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, leading a historic southern congregation’s missional, civic, and reconciliation ministries.
Before receiving her Masters in Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary, she studied history as an undergrad at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, with a Bachelors and graduate program in Africana Women’s Studies at Clark Atlanta University.
Melanie worked in campaign fundraising and development, raising more than $10 million for leadership PACs, the Congressional Black Caucus, and US Congressional and gubernatorial races from Louisiana to Connecticut; and she served as Development Associate for the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, with a focus on poverty advocacy.
The Rev. Claire Brown is an Episcopal priest, writer, partner, and mama living in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Claire is the co-author of Keep Watch with Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers, a diverse collaboration of stories, reflections, prayers, and spiritual practices to sustain and challenge the faith of those who work for justice and peace. She blogs at revclairebrown.com about parenthood, embodiment, theology, and the church.