All Our Children

The Church's Call to Address Education Inequity

Lallie B. Lloyd

Apr/2017, 176 Pages, Paperback, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9780819233479



All Our Children aims to create a moral imperative for congregations, faith leaders, and faith-based social justice groups to make advocating for quality public education for all an explicit part of their mission through partnerships with under-resourced public schools. Includes an Introduction and Epilogue as well as chapters executive summary and discussion guide written by diverse voices within the Episcopal Church, laying the theological groundwork while showcasing examples of how partnership between church and school can lift up “education as forming humans” as one way to serve God’s mission in our neighborhoods.

Lallie B. Loyd is a lay leader in The Episcopal Church, a former General Convention deputy, and has served on policy and ministry commissions at the local, diocesan, and wider church levels. In 2012 she founded All Our Children, a national network of faith-based community partnerships with under-resourced public schools, to renew Episcopalians' commitment to education justice. Lloyd is a graduate of Yale University and has an MBA from the Wharton School and a master's in theology from Episcopal Divinity School, where she received the Hall Prize for outstanding peace and justice work. She lives on Cape Cod.

"Lallie B. Lloyd has brought together a collection of strong voices proclaiming the value of courageous individuals from a diverse group of faith communities pushing themselves beyond their comfort levels to engage the educational needs of children. In this era where 'savage inequalities' continue to rage in our schools, it is crucial to hear such voices as all of us who are compassionate seek to find the best ways to ensure that all of our children receive the best education possible."––Dr. Catherine Meeks, editor of Living Into God's Dream: Dismantling Racism in America and Chair of the Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

"Here is a passionate and clear-eyed argument for why we should add 'educating our children' to the commands by Jesus for us to give drink to the thirsty, feed the hungry, care for the sick and those in prison, clothe the naked, and welcome the stranger."––The Very Rev. Will H. Mebane, Jr., Interim Dean of St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in Buffalo, New York

"I am so inspired by the work of All Our Children!"––Giovanna M. Romero, Director of Programs and Youth Leadership Development, Children's Defense Fund-NY

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