Bishop’s E-pistle: Facilitators Needed for Anti-Racism Training

The Anti-Racism Committee of the Diocese of Arizona is looking for volunteers to serve as Facilitators for our new Anti-Racism Training.

Facilitators can be lay or ordained. Facilitators should be active members of an Episcopal Church or community. We would like to raise up facilitators of diverse ages, races, and congregations.

Facilitators should have the following qualifications:

  • A commitment to Becoming Beloved Community: to telling the truth in love; practicing the way of love; repairing the breach; and proclaiming the dream.
  • Participating in or completed Sacred Ground; or have done other substantial learning around Racial Reconciliation
  • Good skills at listening, and a tolerance for courageous conversations and sitting with people in the midst of discomfort.
  • Some facilitators need to be willing to learn technological skills at running Zoom meetings, operating apps within Zoom, etc.

Facilitators will be expected to prepare by attending one of two online “Train the Trainers” events that will take place on February 13 and March 20, or March 25-26, and do required reading and videos ahead of the training.

After being trained, facilitators will be expected to lead three online cycles of Anti-Racism Training per year for 2021 and 2022 for lay and ordained leaders in the Diocese of Arizona.

Applications are being received on the diocesan Anti-Racism Committee webpage.