RVA Talks @ St. Mark's
What One Community of Faith Can Do to Produce Racial Healing
RVA Talks @ St. Mark’s is offered in celebration of the 150th anniversary of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Founded in 1866 to serve the working people of Richmond, St. Mark’s moved to its current home on the Boulevard in 1922. St. Mark’s was in 1967 the first Episcopal church in the city of Richmond to integrate – inviting members of Osgood Memorial Church (displaced from its Randolph community home by the construction of the Downtown Expressway) to join in worship and fellowship. In the 1980s St. Mark’s was on the forefront of the compassionate response to AIDS/HIV disease and is credited by the Fan Free Clinic as hosting more funerals for victims of AIDS than any other faith community in the commonwealth. St. Mark’s has long been an inclusive and welcoming church, advocating for social justice and equal rights for all people.
Fall 2019 program planning is under way!