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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

From February 2019... In honor of Black History Month and with the Absalom Jones Symposium and Festal Eucharist coming up on February 16, I invited valued...

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...