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...

Truth Telling – A Step in the Four-Fold Path

by MaryBeth Ingram, St Matthew's Westerville; participant of the Learning Journey and host of the Reconvene Group. Some labyrinths are one large winding path going...

On the Feast Day of Moses the Black

Note: This message is offered by Rev. Peter Thompson (of  St. Bart’s in Manhattan) as the Sermon for the Anglican Association of Musicians, on July...

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...

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...

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...

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 Church on Every Corner: The History of Protestant Christianity in One Neighborhood

Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, is small neighborhood with a long history. By the 1860’s there were (at least) 4 Protestant churches less than a mile...

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...