With God’s grace in so doing, our mission is to establish an anti-racist identity in the Church for the life of the world.
The Antiracism Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago (ARC) is dedicated to overcoming racism through the pursuit of antiracist policies, practices and procedures in our diocese. In fulfillment of our Baptismal Covenant to seek and serve Christ in all persons, to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being, our goals will be primarily accomplished by:
- Constructing a common antiracist language and analysis to foster ongoing vigilance in identifying and dismantling systemic racist policies, practices and procedures. This common analysis and vocabulary is achieved through ARC endorsed training and education consistent with the tenets of Resolution A044 of the 2018 General Convention.
- Engaging and organizing diocesan entities, churches and communities by partnering with them to develop policies, processes and plans to dismantle racist structures.
- Challenging and breaking down systems that maintain power and privilege.
- Promoting and advocating for people of color to have full access to leadership roles and participation at every level of diocesan life.
- Serving as a resource for this anti-racist work.