St Luke’s, Granville Commits to Becoming Beloved Community

My name is Michael Ralph and I’m the rector of St. Luke’s Church in Granville. I’m happy to say that St. Luke’s has made...

St Patrick’s Reflects on The Journey Towards Becoming

by Mike Kennedy; Senior Warden Here’s what St. Patrick’s (Dublin, OH) congregation members are saying about how BBC has impacted them: “It's a huge blessing for me that we've been...

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...

Intentions, Trust and Forgiveness and the Journey Toward Becoming Beloved Community

The final session of the Repairing the Breach Learning Journey occurred at Procter Center on Saturday, February 8. Fifteen people gathered to continue our...

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,...

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...

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...

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....