Lessons From Our Past: A Conversation with John Harris on the History of the...

In honor of Black History Month and with the Absalom Jones Symposium and Festal Eucharist coming up on February 16, I invited valued elder and...

Growing relationships

On the evening of December 11, in a suburb of Columbus, a miracle took place. On this night, just under 170 people, some regular...

The two-edged sword of religion: How shall we use it?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, religion is “the belief and worship of a superhuman, controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.” We...

Wisdom Enters: A take on the 13th Amendment punishment flaw

My earliest memory of Dr. Who, the British science-fiction television program, is at my grandmother’s house. One afternoon, as I was going through the...

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...

“So… I leaned into my discomfort”

by Kate Haralson; Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Cincinnati, OH   If you’ve never heard of the Cincinnati Black Theater Company and Black Nativity before, you’re...

Christmases Past: Tales from a White Mom

by: JoAnn Morse; Church of the Advent, Cincinnati, OH In our house, Santa was Black. So were some angels, shepherds and wise individuals. The wise...

An Invitation to Participate in a Learning Journey

This year, we are laying the foundation for Becoming Beloved Community, the Episcopal Church's vision of being and practicing what it means to be...

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...

Finding Comfort in Discomfort: A Cross-Racial Dialogue on Race and Racism

On November 17, 2018 St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Westerville and Otterbein University hosted "Finding Comfort in Discomfort: A Cross-Racial Dialogue On Race and Racism--A...