The Center for Reconciliation

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If you want to be sure your congregation is kept in the loop about programs connected with the diocese's Center for Reconciliation (CFR), be sure you have a congregational liaison to the CFR.  A CFR congregational liaison is asked to:

  • Be the primary conduit of information between the CFR and your church.

  • Be the champion for the CFR, making sure your congregation's members know about its work, help them connect with the CFR, etc.

  • Let your rector, vestry, and church community know about upcoming CFR events in whatever way is most appropriate for your community.

  • Attend CFR events and/or volunteer as you are interested and able.

  • Bring back any concerns or questions from your church about our programs or events.

  • Let us know if you want to book any of our programs for your church or in cooperation with other places of worship in your town or neighborhood.

There will be an orientation session for liaisons in mid-June. Please send the name of your congregation's liaison to Elon Cook, program director of the CFR, at elon@cfrri.org soon, so that they will receive the announcement.

Slavery Walking Tour of College Hill

This tour includes an exclusive “behind the scenes” look inside four local historic sites and a talk about the history of the College Hill area.

Step into the roles of ship captains, candle makers, free black home owners, church bishops, insurance dealers, students, housewives, Quaker slave owners and Quaker abolitionists, enslaved Ghanaians and indentured Irish. Take a hike through history and discover how College Hill created its wealth and stability and helped lay the foundation for race relations in the state via human trafficking and forced labor. Tour Stops: John Brown House, John Carter Brown Library, University Hall, Stephen Hopkins House, Cathedral of St. John’s Cemetery, and the Cathedral of St. John’s

Tours begin in the spring and continue through the fall. Check The Center for Reconcilitaiton Events Page for dates and to register for a tour.


The John Brown House Museum

52 Power Street Providence, RI 02906 - The John Brown House was built in 1788 by merchant, patriot, politician, and slave trader John Brown, an instigator and participant in the Gaspee Affair. He and his family were some of the wealthiest and most influential people in the colonies and, then, the United States. The Browns are the namesake of Brown University.  Come walk through John Brown’s mansion (in the footsteps of George Washington, Abigail Adams, and other historical figures who once visited) and experience for yourself what it was like to live in the brand new United States at the end of the 18th century. The tour will discuss some of the most pressing issues of the day: slavery, the American Revolution, the China trade, and the major role Rhode Island played in the history of our nation. Guests will choose to take a docent-led guided tour or a self-guided audio tour. Both the guided tour and the audio tour last approximately 60 minutes. http://www.rihs.org/museums/john-brown-house/

The Royall House & Slave Quarters

The Royall House & Slave Quarters is located just north of Boston in Medford, MA.  Karen Montagno is willing to facilitate conversations about our colonial history and the roots of racism via tours at the Royall House north of Boston. This is the site of Ten Hills Farm which is described in C. S. Manegold's book, Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North.

The Tracing Center

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University


Jonathan Daniels House 


We are developing plans for additional sites including the Black Heritage Trail in Boston and Vermont's African American Heritage Trail


Email Julie Lytle, executive.director@province1.org if you have sites to suggest.