Racial Reconciliation Day
The Rev. Matthew Burdette served as a keynote speaker in a diocesan racial reconciliation day that focused on theological response to racism. Burdette, who completed a doctorate in theology at the University of Aberdeen, devoted half of his research to the theology of James Cone. Thereafter, he participated in the work of the Anti-Racism Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. He organized a year-long parish anti-racism initiative in Princeton, and facilitated monthly conversations on race at a church in Brooklyn.
The Rev. Oliver Lee, the Rev. Emily Holden and the Rev. Tony Munoz also shared reflections during the day. The clergy also had time for catching up with each other and participated in an extended morning prayer.