Commission To Dismantle Racism Diocese of Western North Carolina

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The Rev. S.F. James Abbott has written a book titled: Unfinished Journey: A Brief Racial History of the Diocese of Western North Carolina. This book has 69 pages and is an e-version of a book written in response to General Convention.   Please download entire book  Please download study guide 

Please download  copy of General Convention Resolution A-123 

"Traces of the Trade" (DVD) (a documentary film about a family trying to come to grips with the fact that their ancestors were involved in the slave-trading industry) to get a copy, please contact The Rev. Jim Abbott atsfjabbott@gmail.com

Guidelines for showing the DVD "Traces of the Trade" - download

"Next Steps - Where Do We Go From Here?" - (A list of recommendations for on-going anti-racism work at the local level following our Service of Repentance, Healing and Reconciliation) please  download

Diocese of WNC "Repairing the Breach" Process
(A description of the overall sequence of events leading up to the Service of Repentance, Healing and Reconciliation - entitled "A Diocesan Pilgrimage of Healing and Hope")   Please download

To order the 30-minute DVD entitled "Repairing the Breach"(documenting the background and passage of General Convention Resolution A-123) please contact The Rev. Jim Abbot atsfjabbott@gmail.com

A Service of Repentance, Healing and Reconciliation  (Held at Trinity Church Asheville, on April 9, 2011 as part of the diocese's response to General Convention Resolution A-123, which called on the Episcopal Church to apologize for slavery and segregation)

Please download a copy of the service's worship booklet