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Anti-racism and Reconciliation Training

Below are the anti-racism and reconciliation trainings approved in The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego as directed in General Convention Resolution 2018-A044. These trainings are recommended for anyone engaging in the important work of racial healing and reconciliation and meet the requirements for ordination and lay licensing. If you have completed a training not on this list and wish to submit it for approval, please contact the responsible party below.

Ordination – The Reverend Canon Gwynn Lynch, Canon to the Ordinary,  glynch@edsd.org

Lay Licensing – Charlette Preslar, Director of Formation, cpreslar@edsd.org

Approved EDSD Anti-Racism and Reconciliation Trainings

LARK – Localized Anti-Racism Knowledge – Among the various programs available, EDSD has named LARK as the preferred training for our leaders. LARK is meticulously designed to reflect the specific populations, histories, and issues of our diocese, making it highly relevant and effective for our community. Going beyond the surface, LARK encourages participants to engage with stories of our local racial and ethnic groups, explore the legacies of regional leaders of color, and confront systemic injustices within our context.

The Kaleidoscope Institute – Provides resources and trainings that equip church leaders to create sustainable, multicultural churches and communities.

Diocese of New Jersey – The training takes an historical approach to help participants understand systemic racism and empower them to confront and organize against racism, inequality, and injustice.

Crossroads – Animating Antiracist Ways of Being (digital) – This work includes building shared understanding of how systemic racism operates within institutions, practice identifying its impacts and tools for imagining solutions.


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