Sacred Ground

Beloved Community Commission

Sacred Ground: A Film-Based Dialogue Series on Race & Faith

This is a race dialogue series designed for these times. It is an attempt to be responsive to the profound challenges that currently exist in our society. It is focused on the challenges that swirl around issues of race and racism, as well as the difficult but respectful and transformative dialogue we need to have with each other about them. It invites participants to walk back through history in order to peel away the layers that brought us to today, and to do so in a personal way, reflecting on family histories and stories, as well as important narratives that shape the collective American story. It holds the vision of beloved community as a guiding star – where all people are honored and protected and nurtured as beloved children of God, where we weep at one another’s pain and seek one another’s flourishing. For more information, click here.

Join a Sacred Ground Circle in 2024


  • Your online circle of 8-10 will meet every other week via Zoom beginning the week of January 21st The exact schedule will be finalized at the first session
  • 1-3 hours of video and reading to prepare for each session
  • No sessions in Holy Week


The registration form will ask you to select one of three circles being offered. We have provided a mix of afternoon, evening and weekend.

  • Sunday, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Monday, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm


Most folks will come from our Episcopal/Lutheran congregations, lay and ordained, but Sacred Ground Online is open to other ecumenical friends who may hear of this through our congregations.

Register here by January 13, 2024

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