The Rev. Carlye Hughes is in Salt Lake City as part of the Diocese of Fort Worth’s deputation to General Convention. She attended a gala hosted by the Union of Black Episcopalians on Tuesday evening.
“Today was the first time I have been able to attend a Union of Black Episcopalians event — and what a first time. A gala held in conjunction with General Convention. Honorees tonight and the speakers that presented them held up a picture of who we can be as church, people, and a nation. Amazing the vision held by those who have stood against racism and other forms of oppression for decades. You would think they might be discouraged, but no — instead, they were fired up and hopeful. Wow — what a way to start this thing.”