Our Prayer for This Moment

I have no answers, only questions. Is it denial or acceptance? Where are you, God? How do I honor the victims? When I can see the end coming,...

Good Books for Examining Racial History

Betsy Schram, co-owner of The Bookshelf in Madeira, OH, is a long-time member of the Diocesan Stewardship Commission and the Church of the Redeemer....

A Reflection on the Inaugural Ceremony through the Lens of the Four-Fold Path

Becoming Beloved Community, the strategic imperative of The Episcopal Church, is based on the Fourfold Path of Telling the Truth, Proclaiming the Dream, Practicing...

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,...

St Luke’s, Granville Commits to Becoming Beloved Community

My name is Michael Ralph and I’m the rector of St. Luke’s Church in Granville. I’m happy to say that St. Luke’s has made...

St Patrick’s Reflects on The Journey Towards Becoming

by Mike Kennedy; Senior Warden Here’s what St. Patrick’s (Dublin, OH) congregation members are saying about how BBC has impacted them: “It's a huge blessing for me that we've been...

Intentions, Trust and Forgiveness and the Journey Toward Becoming Beloved Community

The final session of the Repairing the Breach Learning Journey occurred at Procter Center on Saturday, February 8. Fifteen people gathered to continue our...

The Story of Our Journey in Becoming Beloved Community

On February 8, 2020, a diocesan-wide community of practice including fifteen clergy and lay leaders gathered to conclude yet another phase of a learning...

Finding Sacred Ground Across Congregations

On Sunday, January 19, four congregations gathered together to reflect on their engagement with Sacred Ground: A Film-Based Dialogue Series. St Simon's of Cyrene...

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...