The Center for Reconciliation fosters interracial reconciliation through programs that engage, educate and inspire. We envision a time when people of all races are reconciled to one another.
The Center for Reconciliation, currently in its initial start–up stage, will be a place where people can experience the work of reconciliation. We envision a teaching museum that explores the intersection of faith and the slave trade, performances, lectures and educational experiences where people can be transformed and learn how to become reconcilers.
The Center for Reconciliation will be based at the Cathedral of St. John, where one or more worshiping communities that embody reconciliation will bring the voice of the faithful to this work.
While the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island is taking the lead in organizing the Center for Reconciliation, this project will be an effort that engages the city, state and even partners from around the nation. Several of our area colleges and universities are already finding multiple ways to join this effort as are a wide range of organizations.
All of this will take time. Building partnerships, raising funds and renovating the Cathedral will take years. Which means there is plenty of time for you and your organization to join this effort. There is much work to do – so let’s all begin the work of reconciliation together.
This is going to be an effort of many people. You can help make this dream a reality and make Rhode Island a place people turn to when they want and need reconciliation. To learn how you can connect with the Center for Reconciliation, email Elon Cook, program coordinator for the Center for Reconciliation at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Share names of people and organizations you think would be interested in this vision.
- Tell us about programs you’d like to see as part of the Center for Reconciliation
- Help us identify donors, foundations and granting agencies who can help fund this
- Contribute your gift or volunteer to help one of the Work Teams
To send us suggestions, to volunteer, to help or to sign up to receive updates about this project sign up for the Center's E-Newsletter
Consider making a gift to the Center for Reconciliation. Gifts can be made online or mailed to:
The Center for Reconciliation
c/o The Diocese of Rhode Island
275 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903