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Amplifying the Stories of Becoming Beloved Community during Teach-In

On Thursday, October 8, leaders gathered for the second session of a series of Becoming Beloved Community Teach-Ins. This session focused on STORIES of...

We cannot offer to others what we do not have

“The cause of suffering is when good people begin their work and fail to notice what is arising between them.” --Dalai Lama In such a...

Christmases Past: Tales from a White Mom

In our house, Santa was Black. So were some angels, shepherds and wise individuals. The wise ones and shepherds were fairly simple to locate,...

Why We Are Committed to Becoming, Together

https://soundcloud.com/user-650451588/becoming-podcast Cherie and Amy, co-designers of the learning journey sit down and share their personal "whys" for engaging in the work of racial reconciliation, healing,...

Why Begin By Focusing on Race and Racial Reconciliation?

The journey toward Becoming Beloved Community requires a constant “striving towards” our commitment. That “striving for” will be accompanied by continually falling short of...
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The Final Teach-In on Invitation: Calls to Join in Becoming Beloved Community

During this final session of the Teach-Ins, the focus was centered on INVITATION. This session offered an opportunity to return to the Four-Fold of...

Learning Journey: Our Story

https://vimeo.com/334565209/e9703db28e?fbclid=IwAR32KqNmx8rj7EIIUAIPp6WdmdALt0FZaBRV4rA-u-ryzr4CHJ4cA_joshc Over five months, from February to April, 2019 twenty-seven people from twenty-three churches across our diocese, made a commitment to Becoming Beloved Community. Listen...

A conversation with Cherie Bridges Patrick and Amy Howton

As the two of us have partnered to invite others into Becoming Beloved Community, one practice that has been important to us is to intentionally...
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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...

Bearing Witness to Our Becoming

Bearing witness is an important act in growth and transformation, particularly on the community level. It requires us to pay attention to each other...