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Dismantling Racism Training at St. Mark's

Dismantling Racism training seeks to increase "racial understanding, healing and reconciliation." It is offered several times throughout the year and is required for all parish clergy and all lay leaders, including vestry members. Training opportunities are offered by the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing. The training was adjusted in 2012 to "reflect the fruit of several conversations that the commission has conducted," said Dr. Catherine Meeks of Riverdale, commission chair. "We have wanted to reframe the training in a way that makes the experience a part of the ongoing spiritual formation of the participants," she said. Training, required of all clergy and lay leaders, runs for a single day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Although there is no charge to take the training, pre-registration is requested no later than one week in advance. There will be a training at St. Mark's in LaGrange on June 2 and St. Thomas on June 30.