Wondering How to Introduce Your Congregation to Becoming Beloved Community?

Recently, the congregation of St. Barnabas (Montgomery, Ohio) was invited into Becoming Beloved Community. Larry James, task force member and learning journey participant worked...

Report on Diocesan Becoming Beloved Community Grants

In 2019, the Diocese awarded $15,000 toward supporting local efforts--seed money-- across our diocese aimed at Becoming Beloved Community. In May, Requests for Proposals...

UBE hosts racial justice vigil as nationwide protests flare

 With voices echoing those of the 1960s’ civil rights leaders, a rainbow of black, white, Asian, Latino and Native Americans from across the church...

#NamingTheLost: Offer a Local Vigil During Memorial Weekend June 6-7

Last weekend, #NamingtheLost , a grassroots response organized by faith and social justice leaders from across the country, hosted a 24hr vigil to honor those...
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Feelings, Shame, and Experiencing God Amidst Coronavirus

Two pastors and spiritual directors (Hannah Estabrook and Suhail Stephen) talk vulnerably about their emotional experiences amidst coronavirus and the role of spiritual direction...

Engaging our Rural and Appalachian Communities: The Roanridge Project

In 2019, the Diocese of Southern Ohio was awarded a Roanridge Grant in the amount of $15,000 to engage three to five rural and/or...

Following Jesus into the House of Representatives

Rev. Maggie Foote, member of the Becoming Beloved Community Task Force and priest of the Latino Ministry Center, offered the convocation at the December...

Justice Weekends + Just Mercy

To honor the momentous efforts of Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative, congregations and organizations around the country are participating in Justice Weekend. JUSTICE WEEKEND is...

Why Will This Time Be Any Different?

On Friday, as clergy and lay leaders gathered for a newly forming Justice Circle*, we were reminded of our history as a church, of...

An Invitation to Join a Community of Practice & Build a Movement

The call to Becoming Beloved Community is about building a movement. We are called to follow Jesus in racial reconciliation, healing, and justice. It is...