About

The Center for Reconciliation’s mission is to foster racial reconciliation and racial justice by confronting the legacy of slavery.

We are a nonprofit organization based in Providence, R.I. and dedicated to the work of racial justice and racial reconciliation. We offer a wide range of public programs, exhibitions, and workshops about the history and legacies of slavery, the slave trade, and the construction of race and racial identities in New England and the United States.

The Center for Reconciliation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Providence, R.I. Founded in 2015 as an initiative of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, the Center for Reconciliation offers a wide range of public programs, events, and exhibitions about the history and legacy of slavery, the slave trade, and the construction of race and racial identities in America so that together we can build a more just and equitable future.

The Center for Reconciliation focuses its work around three primary activities:

  • Educating people about the history of slavery, the slave trade, racism, systemic injustice, and their current implications;
  • Equipping people to process and constructively discuss racial and other prejudicial topics; and
  • Engaging in the practice of racial reconciliation and building a more just society.

In undertaking the work of racial justice and reconciliation, the Center seeks to be a catalyst, collaborator and convener of churches, schools, nonprofits and other partner organizations within our community. The Center for Reconciliation is located inside the historic Cathedral of St. John on North Main St. in Providence.