Examining oneself, paying attention to the particular wounds of race in metropolitan Richmond, and to the setting right of racial wrongs.
Richmond Hill’s commitment to racial reconciliation dates back to its founding. Building off of The Sister of the Visitation of Monte Maria’s commitment to pray for reconciliation and healing in the aftermath of the civil war, Richmond Hill specifically addressed the racial tension that has persisted since the nation’s founding.
By first being intentional about promoting diversity in its residential community, we actively and regularly hold space for community dialogue. Yearly, the Koinonia School of Race & Justice studies issues of systemic racism in metropolitan Richmond, while also developing strategies for equitable action. We also host the Community Trust Building Fellowship, a program through Initiatives of Change, which seeks to build relationships across differences.
Racial reconciliation is dangerous work if you’re doing it right.