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five organizations addressing racial justice
1Southern Jamaica Plain Community Health CenterWho are they?
2White People Challenging RacismWho are they?
3Boston Racial Justice and Inequity InitiativeWho are they?
A group of organizations, professionals, and community members that are committed to building a healthy community by increasing racial equity in employment, education, housing, and health care, among other opportunities, and by working for racial justice.
4The House Poetry Slam at the Haley House Bakery CafeWho are they?
5The Essex County Community Organization (ECCO)Who are they?
The Essex County Community Organization (ECCO) is a congregation based community organization on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Since 1981, ECCO’s organizing has brought about significant improvements for our communities in job training, health care, youth development, housing, and safety.
This workshop for church and community groups engaged in providing community meals, food banks a
What is the best thing about your congregation’s website? What needs the most improvement?
Leadership for Transformation was offered as part of the Regional Learning Days in Spring 2013.
coming soon: What helps us survive tragedy and trauma?
Perhaps you know about google drive and google hangouts and gmail, but the Mission Institute has been working behind the scenes to help congregations in the Diocese of Massachusetts get hooked up with Google for Nonprofits. By being a registered Google for Nonprofits user, a church gets additional free, high-powered tools that are usually only available to business users. The problem is that Google requires a federal nonprofit ID number which individual congregations do not have!
In typical Mission Institute fashion, we found this problem because we had gathered a online Discussion...
The first workshop was held in Dec. 2013 at Holy Spirit Church, Mattapan and was co-sponsored by the Boston Workers Alliance and the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry. The goal was to help people gain greater insight into resilience and increase our collective knowledge about the strengths and capacities of individuals, groups and communities dealing with adversity and trauma. This will help us intentionally build resources and techniques that strengthen resilience. The plan is to repeat this workshop at least three more times in the coming year. Stay tuned for more...
Being Church is a six-part video parable study series created by the Mission Institute in collaboration with the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. Christian congregations and communities can use the thought provoking, scripturally rooted content to deepen their journey into being Church. Central to the series are stories of people engaged in the transformative and often difficult work of building community right where they are. The way in which we engage with these stories is very much like the way we read parables of scripture, as a lens to discover something deeper about...
Cultural Competency and Multicultural Awareness Opportunities
Thanks to a Sowing Seeds of God's Mission Grant, Province 1 leaders from each of our dioceses and from...
As of October 2015, 891 people have been killed by the police. Black people are killed at more than two times the rate of White and Hispanic people. Black people are also twice as likely to be...
I was sitting at a Mission Institute Program Team meeting letting all the words about how we will update our website roll over me. Katie is in charge of making the website interesting and up-to-...
"Hacking": tinkering with existing tools to innovate and provide solutions that suggest positive changes by introducing new methods.
No one set out to make a big change. We just...
About the Mission Institute
The Mission Institute provides individuals, congregations and communities with innovative learning opportunities that nurture leaders, advance spiritual growth, and support the flourishing of just, healthy societies. Acknowledging the strengths of diversity and collaboration, the Mission Institute strives to be a platform through which people can access a rich array of resources that fuel transformational ministry. The Mission Institute was founded in 2013 through a collaboration between the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, the Episcopal Divinity School, and Episcopal City Mission. Learn more about the history of that collaboration by clicking the read more button below.