About Becoming Beloved Community

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,...

Story Sharing

In November 2020, we began a journey of StorySharing around our Diocese. You can watch some of our collected stories using the embedded YouTube...
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“We Are All Owning This”: A Call to Action

During the recent Absalom Jones & Richard Allen Symposium and Ecumenical Worship Service on February 18, Larry James, from St Barnabas (Montgomery, Ohio) spoke...
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Dismantling Racism with Picture Books

Most people currently dismantling racism believe that if we don't do everything we can right now to create an antiracist society, we will regret...

Becoming a Beloved Community of Practice

In February, twenty-seven people from across our diocese--including both clergy and lay people--committed to an intensive learning journey to form a community of practice...
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Mourning Our Changing Church: Facing our moment, grieving what we are losing, anticipating a...

In the age of COVID-19, the Episcopal Church is undergoing profound and unplanned change. We can anticipate uncertain outcomes and potentially dramatic changes to...
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Youth Leaders Share Stories of “Why Black Lives Matter: Becoming Beloved Community”

"Young people are not the church of the future. Young people are the church, NOW." --Rev. Christopher Richardson On Saturday, October 10, three young leaders gathered...

‘To Tell the Truth’: Ambassadors of Healing Pilgrimage

One of the four foundations of the Becoming Beloved Community movement is to “Tell the Truth” about the history of churches and racism. To...

Engaging our Rural and Appalachian Communities: The Roanridge Project

In 2019, the Diocese of Southern Ohio was awarded a Roanridge Grant in the amount of $15,000 to engage three to five rural and/or...

“What Can I Do?”

All across America, people of faith ask, “what can I do?” as an anguished cry to God. As we experience civil unrest rising from...