“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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...