The Power and Healing of Stories

From St Paul’s Sacred Ground in Action Storytelling is vital way to share information, especially as the words of the storyteller enlighten us about their experiences and how they impact them, and all of us. Stories can move us to action. At this year’s annual Winter Talk, organized by TEC Office of Indigenous Ministries, PB Michael Curry … READ MORE…

In Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther king Jr.

While reading Dream March by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, my seven-year old grandson Kieran said he didn’t think it was fair that Dr. King was arrested and jailed for his belief that everyone should be treated equally.  Hopefully our youth will be so impacted by the brave words of so many, not only Dr. King, who speak out … READ MORE…

Sustaining Culture

From St. Paul’s Sacred Ground in Action Ministry (SGIA) Culture is the heartbeat of a community. How can neighbors maintain dignity, safety, and a sense of self worth when their lives are upended by exploitation and greed? Through awareness offered to us through these accounts we may be able to advocate for our neighborhoods to thrive … READ MORE…

Immigration Reform in Sight

From our Sacred Ground In Action (SGIA) Committee After more than 35 years since the last major immigration reform bill was passed by Congress, the US Senate may soon have the power to finally address our immigration crisis with justice and compassion for our neighbors. Please read more about the possibility for comprehensive reform and consider … READ MORE…

Advocacy for Native American Heritage Month

From The Episcopal Public Policy Network – Two important issues the Office of Government Relations (OGR) has engaged with are efforts to address the historical trauma caused by Indian boarding schools and ways to protect Oak Flat from mining. Click Here to learn more.

Help Call Georgians for Runoff Election

From our Sacred Ground in Action CommitteeAs followers of Jesus we are called to proceed from faith to action. As we pray for a healthy democracy, Fair Fight provides such an opportunity to act by engaging us to help ensure a fair and well-attended runoff election for US Senate in Georgia. Join SGIA in signing … READ MORE…

Right Relationships

From our Sacred Ground in Action racial justice ministry: As November is Indigenous Peoples’ month as well as a time to express our gratitude for this good Earth, we pause to remember that we now occupy the unceded land of the Kumeyaay people who lived here more than 10,000 years, and live here still.  SGIA … READ MORE…

Dreaming of Reparations

From Our Sacred Ground in Action Ministry:  A Survey found that when people are provided with a detailed definition of the meaning of reparation support rises significantly.   A US reparations program is not only a way to help close the Black-white wealth gap: it needs to to address the politics and culture that allowed the gap to … READ MORE…

Becoming Beloved Community from an Indigenous Perspective

From our Sacred Ground in Action racial justice ministry: Join Episcopalians across this mostly unceded land to learn about an Indigenous perspective on becoming Beloved Community. For more information and registration on this November 2 webinar, Click Here. Prayer:  O Great Spirit, God of all people and every tribe, through whom all people are related; Call us … READ MORE…

Native Wisdom for the Climate Crisis

From Our Simpler Living Creation Care and Sacred Ground in Action (SGIA) ministries: Traditional Earth knowledge has deep roots in the wise ways of our Indigenous neighbors.  Unlike technological fixes that can sometimes add more unknowns to solve a problem, that may in turn create more problems, centuries of practice that is “cumulative, place-based, and … READ MORE…

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