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Dismantling Racism Training

Dismantling Racism training seeks to increase "racial understanding, healing and reconciliation." It is offered several times throughout the year and is required for all parish clergy and all lay leaders, including vestry members.  Trainings are developed by the Diocese of Atlanta Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism. 

The training was adjusted in 2012 to "reflect the fruit of several conversations that the commission has conducted," said Dr. Catherine Meeks of Riverdale, commission chair. "We have wanted to reframe the training in a way that makes the experience a part of the ongoing spiritual formation of the participants," she said.

Training, required of all clergy and lay leaders, runs for a single day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Although there is no charge to take the training, pre-registration is requested no later than one week in advance. The upcoming 2018 Dismantling Racism schedule is as follows:

January 13 – St. Patrick’s, Dunwoody

January 27 – St. James, Marietta

April 28 – St. George’s, Griffin

May 3 – Holy Family, Jasper

June 2 – St. Mark’s, LaGrange

June 30 – St. Thomas, Columbus

August 18 – The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta

October 20 – St. Benedict's, Smyrna

November 3 – St. Christopher’s, Perry

For information on the trainings and how to register, write to Mary Job, mjob@episcopalatlanta.org.