Justice and Mercy

Juneteenth 2021 Commemoration & Celebration

On June 19th, 2021, Coracle hosted our 5th annual Juneteenth Commemoration & Celebration, broadcast from the Corhaven Graveyard.  This special online service wove together the themes of Honesty, Solidarity & Hope-in-Action, and it was a very impactful time.

The service features a beautiful diversity of voices…
1) Laying out the rich history of Juneteenth,
2) Making the case for Juneteenth’s significance for Christians of all stripes in the present day, and
3) Highlighting spaces and communities actively embodying the hope that Juneteenth carries.

We hope you will learn, lament, reflect, and sing along with us!

View & Download the Service Program

We also assembled a Gathering Guide, which provides helpful context and prompts for those who would like to go deeper: 

View & Download the Gathering Guide

We would like to once again thank our wonderful partners for this event:

Arrabon – we particularly recommend their course “Race, Class & The Kingdom of God” to those interested in forming reconciling communities.

DC Unity & Justice Fellowship – a wonderful ministry with some great free resources and recommendations.

Faith and Law – you might especially enjoy their Friday Forum “Fostering Racial Unity: Listening & Learning from African American Leaders

Intersection of Change – if you’d like to contribute to the construction of a new green space for education and prayer on the Strength to Love II farm, Click Here

Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church – if you’d like to contribute to the construction of a new prayer garden in SE Washington, D.C., Click Here

Restoration Anglican Church – a vibrant community of believers in Arlington, VA seeking to connect others to God, to each other, and to the needs of the world.

Telos – a terrific organization and resource if you are interested in peacemaking; we particularly recommend checking out their Podcast Channel, which is full of timely, accessible resources.

The Trinity Forum – you might particularly enjoy watching their recent Online Conversation with Sho Baraka, “Reimagination and Repair: Creativity for the Life of the World

Repentance Project – their 50-day devotional, “An American Lament,” is an excellent next-step if you want help reading America’s difficult history through the lens of your faith.

New Hope Church – a wonderful community of Christians in Lorton, VA offering new hope in a broken world.

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