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Episcopal Church USA

Reconciliation is the spiritual practice of seeking loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God and one another, and striving to heal and transform injustice and brokenness in ourselves, our communities, institutions and society.

Racial Reconciliation Resources

Our Mission: Becoming Beloved Community

An initiative of the Episcopal Church USA

Dismantling racism through love in action. Creating justice with dignity and respect.

The Opportunity Atlas

Which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty?
The Opportunity Atlas answers this question using anonymous data following 20 million Americans from childhood to their mid-30s.

Now you can trace the roots of today’s affluence and poverty back to the neighborhoods where people grew up.
See where and for whom opportunity has been missing, and develop local solutions to help more children rise out of poverty.

The Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Their web site has a lot of great resources and information both historical and current.

Just Talk/Talk Just & Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation
Union Presbyterian Seminary with campuses in Richmond VA and Charlotte NC has hosted a series of conversations and panel discussions about race relations and posted them on You Tube.  The most relevant ones are under the heading Just Talk/Talk Just or Center for Social Justice & Reconciliation.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy

Engaging people of faith and goodwill to advocate for racial, social, and economic justice in Virginia’s policies and practices through education, prayer and action.

Cornelius Corps

Building transforming relationships through a network (Corps) of churches and individuals committed to a shared journey of racial justice/reconciliation and spiritual formation is the focus of a special ministry based in Richmond, VA.

This project is designed to bring conversation, collaboration and innovation to the process of dismantling racism and reimagining Richmond. We hope this will lead Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy, toward a solid framework for advancing racial equity and be a model for discussion in other U.S. cities.

What Makes a Racially Equitable City?  Op-Ed by Maritza E. Pechin

Maritza E. Mercado Pechin, AICP is a Deputy Director with the City of Richmond, Virginia where she is leading the Office of Equitable Development, which is focused on working laterally across City Departments and with the Richmond community to create a more equitable, sustainable, and beautiful Richmond. Originally from Puerto Rico, Maritza grew up in Massachusetts and Puerto Rico. She earned an AB in Government from Harvard College and a Masters in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. Maritza has lived in Richmond for 10 years, which is the longest she has ever lived anywhere.

Richmond Pledge to end Racism 

The Richmond Pledge to End Racism, based on the Birmingham Pledge, is a personal commitment to work on ourselves and with others throughout the Greater Richmond area to address racism in all its form.
The Living the Pledge Workshop is a 12-hour workshop designed to give participants confidence in their ability to talk about and confront racism wherever it lives.
Currently, it is offered as a 6-week series via Zoom.

Virginia Community Voice

Our mission is to equip neighbors in marginalized communities to realize their vision for their neighborhoods, and prepare institutions to respond effectively.  Non-profit facilitating the process for residents to make change in their neighborhoods.

Virginia Early Childhood Foundation

VECF is redoubling our efforts to listen, learn, and act with intentionality to dispel racial injustice and economic disparity, internally and in all aspects of our work building equitable and durable early childhood systems. We ask that our partners and investors hold us accountable for these commitments.

Coming Together Virginia (Richmond chapter of Coming to the Table)
Our vision for the United States is of a just and truthful society that acknowledges and seeks to heal from the racial wounds of the past—from slavery and the many forms of racism it spawned.
Coming to the Table provides leadership, resources, and a supportive environment for all who wish to acknowledge and heal wounds from racism that is rooted in the United States’ history of slavery. Our approach to achieving our vision and mission involves four interrelated practices…Truth Telling, Connecting, Healing and Taking Action

The Coming To The Table Reparations Guide is a working document designed to provide a starting point for your journey of repair.

 Read or download now

Obama Foundation

Our mission is to inspire, empower, and connect people to change their world.