The New York Times’ Race/Related Series

The New York Times has launched a new weekly newsletter focused on the stories of race, identity and culture. Race/Related is a rich resource...

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...

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. 

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...
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Music that Makes Community

Over a year ago, Warren Foster, a member of St. Simon's of Cyrene, asked Pastor Mary Laymon if they could bring call and response...

Register Now! Raising Justice Kids, October 19

On October 19, from 9:30-3pm, Procter is hosting Raising Justice Kids, a diocesan-wide event focused on fellowship, learning, and Becoming Beloved Community. The day...

The Process of Sowing Seeds: Reflections From Springfield

Springfield recently concluded their community-wide program, "Becoming Beloved Community: A Six-Part Series on the Challenge of Racial Division in Springfield". Regular attendance was estimated...

Exploring the Path of Repairing the Breach

The journey of Becoming Beloved Community is comprised of a Four-Fold Path: Telling the Truth; Proclaiming the Dream, Practicing the Way, Repairing the Breach....

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...

Connecting Across Our Province

Several members from our diocese recently attended the Big Provincial Gathering, on July 12-13 Kalamazoo, Michigan from July 12-13. This gathering was hosted by...