Prayers for Racial Reconciliation and Justice

Resolution A182 of the 2015 General Convention calls the wider church to be in conversation and to take action on racial reconciliation and justice. Specifically, the resolution calls on the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to produce and post applicable prayers:

“Resolved, That the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music produce and post online a set of prayers for racial reconciliation and justice, suitable for inclusion in the Prayers of the People…”

In response, members of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music formed a subcommittee on Racial Reconciliation led by SCLM member Christopher Decatur. The subcommittee created four sets of Prayers of the People and a Litany of Repentance and Commissioning for the Ministry of Justice and Reconciliation.

The subcommittee would like to thank our writers, Deon Johnson, Ann Phelps and Lowell Grisham as well as our editors, Lydia Huttar Brown and Ernesto Medina.

The following SCLM members served on the subcommittee: Christopher Decatur, Becky Morrill, Drew Keane, Ana Hernandez, Paul Fromebrg, Jay Fluellen, Sandye Wilson, Nancy Bryan, Athena Hahn, and Dorsey McConnell.

Download a PDF of the prayers.

Interview with the Very Rev. Bruce Jenneker of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa

Resolution A169 of the 2015 General Convention directed the SCLM “to prepare a plan for the comprehensive revision of the current Book of Common Prayer and present that plan to the 79th General Convention.” To gather information and opinions to shape its conversations, the members of the SCLM are interviewing Anglican partners who have recently revised their prayerbooks.

Seventh in the series is an interview with the Very Rev. Bruce Jenneker, rector of All Saints’ Anglican Church, Durbanville, in Cape Town, South Africa. He is former chair of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music of The Episcopal Church, and presently serves on the Liturgical Committee of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.

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Interview with the Rev. Canon Ian Paton of the Scottish Episcopal Church

Resolution A169 of the 2015 General Convention directed the SCLM “to prepare a plan for the comprehensive revision of the current Book of Common Prayer and present that plan to the 79th General Convention.” To gather information and opinions to shape its conversations, the members of the SCLM are interviewing Anglican partners who have recently revised their prayerbooks.

Sixth in the series is an interview with the Rev. Canon Ian Paton, former convener of the Scottish Episcopal Church Liturgy Committee.

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Interview with the Rt. Rev. Dr. David Stancliffe of the Diocese of Salisbury

Resolution A169 of the 2015 General Convention directed the SCLM “to prepare a plan for the comprehensive revision of the current Book of Common Prayer and present that plan to the 79th General Convention.” To gather information and opinions to shape its conversations, the members of the SCLM are interviewing Anglican partners who have recently revised their prayerbooks.

Fifth in the series is an interview with the Rt. Rev. Dr. David Stancliffe of the Diocese of Salisbury.

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Interview with the Rev. Shintaro David Ichihara of the Diocese of Tokyo, Nippon Sei Ko Kai

Resolution A169 of the 2015 General Convention directed the SCLM “to prepare a plan for the comprehensive revision of the current Book of Common Prayer and present that plan to the 79th General Convention.” To gather information and opinions to shape its conversations, the members of the SCLM are interviewing Anglican partners who have recently revised their prayerbooks.

Fourth in the series is an interview with the Rev. Shintaro David Ichihara of the Diocese of Tokyo, Nippon Sei Ko Kai (NSKK, The Anglican Communion in Japan).

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Interview with The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil

Resolution A169 of the 2015 General Convention directed the SCLM “to prepare a plan for the comprehensive revision of the current Book of Common Prayer and present that plan to the 79th General Convention.” To gather information and opinions to shape its conversations, the members of the SCLM are interviewing Anglican partners who have recently revised their prayerbooks.

Third in the series is an interview with the Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite, of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil.

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