Sunday, May 21st, 2023


2:00 pm – 5:00 pm



racial healing circles

A racial healing circle is intended to gather African Americans from the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania community to discuss the ways in which systemic racism has affected American culture and has consequently impacted their lives.

This particular racial healing circle is for an African American affinity group. Our intention is to convene a multicultural racial healing circle in the future.

Some of the questions you will be challenged to consider are: When did you first discover that you were a part of a racial group? What messages did you learn from your family about your racial group? What messages did you learn from society (mass media, school, church, etc.) about your racial group? How did you cope with being seen as the “other”? Could you share a story about a time when you felt powerful?

Each racial healing circle is limited to 20 participants, so be sure to save the date and register for an upcoming racial healing circle on Eventbrite.

For any questions about our racial healing circle series, please email The Rev. Barbara Ballenger (, ARC co-chair