A Program of Roots & Branches: Programs For Spiritual Growth
jointly sponsored by the Provincial Chapter, and the Franciscan Committee on Fostering Racial Harmony of the Third Order, Society of St. Francis, Province of the Americas.
Knee on My Neck: Slavery’s Ghost
A Study of the Persistent Underlying Principles of Racist Policies
A Zoom-based Webinar, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Five Consecutive Tuesdays, May 25 through June 22
Since the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Abery, protests have sprung up across the country demanding real change. Is this the time for that change? Is this the moment that will lead to a lasting difference? It CAN be.
Let’s not let it slip by.
Embedded in the institution of slavery are principles that are the foundation of successive oppressive institutions in American culture today. Join us in this five-part webinar series to explore, understand, and strategize ways of transforming those corrupt principles intended to benefit a few, into life-affirming policies for the good of all.
Knee on My Neck: Slavery’s Ghost uses lectures, videos, and other supportive resource materials to help prepare participants to generate plans and strategies for parishes, the diocese, and the wider church embody and bear witness to policies and actions that affirm, support, and celebrate all.
"We are pledged to fight against the ignorance, pride, and prejudice that breed injustice or partiality of any kind." From the Second Aim, Third Order Principles
"As Tertiaries, we are prepared not only to speak out for social justice and international peace, but to put these principles into practice in our own lives, cheerfully facing any scorn or persecution to which this may lead." From the Second Aim, Third Order Principles
The Rev. Masud Ibn Syedullah TSSF
Founder and Director of Roots & Branches
The Reverend Chuck Kramer
Member of the Reparations Committee of the Diocese of New York