Racial Justice Commission launches REDI Assessment

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The diocesan Racial Justice Commission invites all people in the diocese to take part in a Racial Equity Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Assessment. It is an online survey that takes 30-35 minutes to complete, and is being offered by the commission's Subcommittee on Accountable Structures and Practices as "something people in our diocese can do to move us closer to the idea of Beloved Community." 

“As we approach Advent, the beginning of our church year, the REDI survey provides an opportunity to pause and reflect on how we are living into our mission as Christians,” Kris Wile, subcommittee co-chair and a member of St. Elizabeth's Church in Sudbury, said. “We hope every leader will participate--and encourage those in their communities to participate also.”

The REDI survey measures proxies for race-based discrimination, diversity, inclusion and equity in faith-based institutional settings. The results will help in gaining an understanding of the level of awareness and knowledge of racial equity culture and will help gauge perceptions of the environment for decision makers, staff and community members.

REDI survey results are confidential and are reported only in the aggregate, in a continuum format, with suggested areas to develop based on a final REDI score. This assessment will be used as a baseline in 2022 and can be taken again in the future to measure progress toward race equity goals.

Use this link for more information and to get started with the survey. The survey link is also posted at www.diomass.org/REDI-Assessment. Questions about the survey may be directed to consultant Bryana Clover at brave@bryanaclover.com.