Some Thoughts on Race, Racism and Becoming Beloved Community

My Beliefs I guess the first thought out of my head, when thinking about race and racism is, “Can we all just take a breath...

A Gift from Middle-earth

by Deacon Jackie Wiliams; Trinity Episcopal Church; Hamilton, Ohio Greetings to the Beloved Community, Recently I heard, in a circle, tearful pain about racism. Since then,...
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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...

Remember your baptism

Each July, child advocates, religious leaders, and young activists gather for the Children’s Defense Fund Institute for Child Advocacy, a week of learning and...

Listen: Ruby Sales on the Role of Public Theology and the Beloved Community

Civil rights legend Ruby Sales learned to ask “Where does it hurt?” because it’s a question that drives to the heart of the matter...

Buckle Up: Six Weeks of a White Media Fast

by Kate Haralson Throughout the Becoming Beloved Learning Journey, I have become more sensitive to the way white supremacy creeps in and takes over. The...

Story Sharing

We desire to witness and share stories during a time of racial reckoning as a way to bring healing to this moment, restore our...
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“We’re throwing people power at this…”

Listen to Todd Rockstroh, Lebanon Ohio, share why he's committing to this movement and why he believes we'll keep it alive for years to...

How Ella Changed My World

Presented on November 17, 2018 at Otterbein University during “Finding Comfort in Discomfort:  A Cross-Racial Dialogue on Race and Racism”, a symposium and collaboration...
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Mourning Our Changing Church: Facing our moment, grieving what we are losing, anticipating a...

In the age of COVID-19, the Episcopal Church is undergoing profound and unplanned change. We can anticipate uncertain outcomes and potentially dramatic changes to...