Sacred Ground Training

Sacred Ground Training

Sacred Ground is an intensive 21 week (meetings every other week after the first meeting) dialogue course intended to deepen our understand, knowledge, and experiences as it relates to racial dialogue in our country and restorative justice. Sacred Ground dialogue circles are group-facilitated and begin on June 6th (7PM) with an informational and introductory session with the first dialogue circle taking place on the 13th of June.

In the late summer of 2020 the Diocese of Oklahoma launched its first Sacred Ground Dialogue Circle series. Over 60 people participated in nine different small groups over the course of the 5 month series. Sacred Ground is an 11-session dialogue series (1 introductory and 10 group dialogue sessions) using film and related readings to help facilitate conversations on race and faith. All elements in the Sacred Ground curriculum are curated, licensed, and provided by The Episcopal Church.

The Becoming Beloved Community Commission in the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma invites all
individuals, clergy and lay, to participate in our second Sacred Ground Dialogue series. Sacred Ground
is part of a life-long journey to live out our Baptismal vows to strive for justice. The series will be offered
all online, beginning on June 6th and concluding on or around October 17th. The first session on June
6th is an introduction to the dialogue series and basics of the course, as well as a “meet and greet” for
each dialogue circle. Regular meetings will begin on June 13th and continue every two weeks.

The model of the dialogue circles is to be group-facilitated, meaning there is no single leader for the
whole series but rather the facilitator changes from group member to group member each week.
Individual group members are responsible for watching and reading the assigned components and
coming prepared to discuss them in group meetings. There is a maximum of 90 minutes of film/video
each session and an average of 35 pages to read. Each session also comes with a Study Guide Summary.
If you are interested in participating in Sacred Ground please fill out the following enrollment form no
later than May 31st, 2021.


Link: Sacred Ground Enrollment Form

 

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