Repairing the Breach

We participate in the repair and restoration of communities and institutions that struggle to flourish because of White dominant systems our churches and leaders helped to bless and build.


Baptismal Promise

We will strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being

Core Questions

  • What institutions and systems are broken?
  • How will we participate in the repair, restoration and healing of people, institutions and systems?

Church-Wide Initiatives

  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • Re-Entry Collaboratives with Formerly Incarcerated People Returning to Community
  • Partnership with Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Immigration and Refugee Reform and Advocacy

Repairing the Breach in Society and Institutions

When the prophet Isaiah speaks to the people of becoming a “repairer of the breach” (Is. 58: 12), he refers not only to undoing the physical destruction of Jerusalem but also to undoing the moral destruction that has led to downfall of the kingdom of Judah. Likewise, when we consider the work of repairing the breach in in the walls of our beloved community, we speak not only of physical but also of moral and relational repair.

This quadrant can be easy to avoid. There is always another avenue of truth to explore, and dreams are easier to proclaim than to enact. We may find that we are more consistent at loving our neighbor when we keep our neighbor at arms’ length. Even so, circumstances may thrust us into this quadrant whether we want to be there or not. The resources in this section help us figure out what do do when we find ourselves there.