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,...

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...

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 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...

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...

“So… I leaned into my discomfort”

by Kate Haralson; Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Cincinnati, OH   If you’ve never heard of the Cincinnati Black Theater Company and Black Nativity before, you’re...

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....

Finding Comfort in Discomfort: A Cross-Racial Dialogue on Race and Racism

On November 17, 2018 St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Westerville and Otterbein University hosted "Finding Comfort in Discomfort: A Cross-Racial Dialogue On Race and Racism--A...

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...

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,...