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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...