Scott Madison of One Human Race, Austin, shares his racial justice work, his personal story, and his hopes for building racial solidarity across the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.
Episcopal Health Foundation has been engaged with 25 congregations interested in exploring racial justice over the past 3 years. The Congregational Engagement team continues to build partnerships and strategies for churches and communities to come together and work with each other. At EDOT Diocesan Council, Bishop Doyle announced a diocesan commitment of $13 million in resources to fund racial justice projects to repair and commence racial healing. EHF is contributing and partnering in this effort.
One Human Race is one of the partners in this work. Created in 2014 by members of the Myra McDaniel Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians, One Human Race has been educating congregations in the Austin area about the American concept of race and the specific histories of race in and around Austin.
In 2019, EHF supported One Human Race in their work to expand a one-day workshop beyond Austin, taking it on the road around the diocese to build community and common ground. As a partner in the racial justice work, EHF will support your congregation in bringing One Human Race to your community. Dain and Constance Perry with Traces of the Trade and the team at Project Curate are also partners in this work and available to work with congregations.
In addition to being a co-leader for One Human Race, Scott Madison also serves on EHF’s Kitchen Cabinet. He has also served as Senior Warden at St. James, Austin and as Vice Chair of the Diocese of Texas Host Committee for the 2018 General Convention. Scott will be a participating in the 2021 General Convention of the Episcopal Church as a Diocese of Texas delegate.
If you’d like to know more about the racial justice work offered by EHF across the Diocese of Texas, please contact Eric Moen at [email protected]