About Becoming Beloved Community

What is Beloved Community?

The first commandment is, "...you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your...

A message from the Bishop

Dear sisters and brothers, I am writing to share with you the launch of a new diocesan-wide formation initiative for the coming year and beyond....

New Camino: Building Capacity around Engagement of Latino + Hispanic Neighbors

Do you want to know how your congregation can connect with your Latino/Hispanic neighbors? New Camino is an Episcopal program for clergy, vestry and lay...

Becoming Beloved Community Coordinator Position

The Diocese of Southern Ohio is seeking a Becoming Beloved Community Coordinator who will help manage our Becoming Beloved Community Initiative and work to build communities...

Marching for Interfaith Peace + Justice

On September 22, leaders from our diocese joined together with hundreds others in Columbus for the Interfaith March for Peace and Justice. Deborah Stokes, long-time...

‘To Tell the Truth’: Ambassadors of Healing Pilgrimage

One of the four foundations of the Becoming Beloved Community movement is to “Tell the Truth” about the history of churches and racism. To...
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Cultivating a Community of Practice & Building a Movement

Rev. Canon Jane Gerdsen shares her experience as both leader and participant in a growing community of practice centered on Becoming Beloved Community. "We're seeing...

Why a Learning Journey? Your stories mattered.

As we set out to design the foundation for this first year of bringing Becoming Beloved Community to life in our diocese, we began...

25 Traits of Beloved Community

Check out this resource outlining 25 Traits of Beloved Community  This resource is written by Dr. Arthuree Wright for the United Methodist Church. 

An Invitation for Discernment from Dr. Catherine Meeks

For those of you who share my interest in the history of The Episcopal Church's work around Becoming Beloved Community, please read some of Dr....