LIHU‘E — A live online series of discussions, titled “Racism: America’s original sin; how the past has led to the present” is being led by Rev. Canon Alonzo C. Pruitt of Chicago. Each of the conversations will include information and reflections about the ideas, language, and practices which have served to create and sustain division in our society, consistently resulting in members of minority groups being afforded unequal and broadly oppressive treatment.
“The blessed reality in these considerations is that the eventual empowerment of all people will improve the quality of life for all, and add to the strengths of our nation’s economic, moral, and social lives.” says Rev. Pruitt.
There will be 4 discussions Thursday mornings from Jan. 14 through Feb. 4 at 10 a.m., hosted by Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Kilauea. To request a link be either texted or emailed to you for the meetings, call the church office at 808-482-4824 with you name & contact info or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Pruitt will share his experience and knowledge on this important topic. He has worked in various capacities as an Anglican priest in Chicago, Brooklyn, New York, Richmond, and the island nation of Dominica and in the U. S. Virgin Islands. He has been an Interim Staff Officer for Black Ministries in the Episcopal Church, a Chaplin (1LT) in the US Army Reserve and later a Sheriff’s Deputy (Lt.Col.). He was the Chief of Chaplains for the second largest prison in Virginia and has been gratefully active in a 12 Step fellowship since 1995. We are excited to have someone with his background here on island.
Source: The Garden Island