Congregation Connection

EHF hosted three days of virtual gatherings called In Common: A Faithful Response to 2020. In a year full of challenges, In Common 2020 addressed impacts from the pandemic and health inequities experienced by all, with particular insights on impacts on communities of color.

Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, was the keynote speaker with opening remarks from Bishop C. Andrew Doyle, IX Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.

In her talk titled “Racial Healing Work Amid Fires, Floods and Covid-19: Where To From Here?,” Dr. Meeks addressed the intersections of fires, floods, the pandemic, racial unrest and how to engage these challenges with courage, integrity and hope.


In Common also included two workshops – Collective Resilience: Practices for Mental Health and Well-being and Start Local: A Systems Approach to Address Racial Inequities.

You can watch recordings of both workshops below:


If your congregation is interested in engaging with neighbors to build healthy communities, please email EHF’s Congregational Engagement team.