An Evening with The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers

Hosted by the Episcopal Church Foundation this is a recording of a conversation with The Rev. Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Stewardship of Creation held on May 6, 2021. 

The discussion centres around Canon Spellers’ latest book – The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for Beloved Community. Church Publishing Incorporated describes, “in this critical yet loving book, the author explores the American story and the Episcopal story in order to find out how communities steeped in racism, establishment, and privilege can at last fall in love with Jesus, walk humbly with the most vulnerable and embody beloved community in our own broken but beautiful way. The Church Cracked Open invites us to surrender privilege and redefine church, not just for the sake of others, but for our own salvation and liberation.”

“Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen lands, Strong Hearts” 
A film about a devastating decision, made over 500 years ago, which continues to profoundly impact Indigenous and Settler people worldwide. 

The Ecumenical Conversation on the International Decade for People of African Descent
Recordings of November 26, 2020 online event and companion study guide.  

"Reclaiming Our Spiritual Wholeness: Our Journey to Self-Determination"
This Anglican Church of Canada video powerfully traces the long history of the self-determining Indigenous church in Canada, and then presents a remarkable talk by ++Mark about Indigenous law and the Gospel. 

“With Love Before Us, We Are Walking”
Recoding of Gospel Jam 7 (February 13, 2021) with Archbishop Mark MacDonald and special guest Bishop Michael Curry 

Covenantal Restoration
This twelve-video series (average 10min) is produced by The Work of the People explores how racism and oppression have a long and painful past and present, it is an open, aching human wound that reflects a fracture in our relationship with God. Understanding how it was promoted and is still alive and acting out in the construct of our beliefs and systems and structures is the beginning of caring for this wound. In this series on faith and race we pray God would bring you hope, renew your mind, enliven your spirit, and gift you with the virtues of the Divine’s own heart. May God strengthen your stand, inspire your movement towards God’s dream for humanity, and increase Kingdom square footage with each step you make in Love.  There is an accompanying study guide written by Kelly Ann Hall.  

To Become One
Produced by The Work of the People, this 51-minute video features Christena Cleveland. The Rev. Dr. Cleveland is a social psychologist, public theologian, author, and activist. She is the founder and director of the Center for Justice + Renewal, a non-profit dedicated to helping justice advocates sharpen their understanding of the social realities that maintain injustice while also stimulating the soul’s enormous capacity to resist and transform those realities This video has also been separated out into sections with an accompanying study and discussion guide for work with a small group. 

The diocese has a subscription to The Work of the People and provides access to videos through an online resource room for the clergy of the diocese. Please contact us for more information.