Becoming Beloved Community

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 17:00

It is Holy Week. This week is always hard for me, as I am impatient to get to Easter without having to go through Good Friday. On Palm Sunday, I am always moved by the way my parish remembers the story of Holy Week; we enter into the service with a...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 16:45

A friend recently asked an innocent question that completely floored me. “I hear you Christians talking about racial reconciliation and Beloved Community, but what does it mean?” We were in a casual conversation – no time to grab Martin Luther King...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 16:30

On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson outside of the Canfield Green apartment complex in Ferguson, MO. I had been in my new role as Missioner for Racial Reconciliation for The Episcopal Church for just over...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 16:00

"Perhaps ... I am the face of one of your fears. Because I am a woman, because I am Black, because I am a lesbian, because I am myself —a Black woman warrior poet doing my work—come to ask you, are you doing yours?” Audre Lorde Six months ago, I...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 15:30

My name is Sowdo My name is Sergio My name is Sadiki My name is Linda   Fundamental to the creation of Beloved Community is inclusiveness. Fundamental to inclusiveness is learning each other’s names. In Exodus 3, God calls Moses by name. And...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 13:45

One evening a grandfather told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves" inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment, superiority . . . The...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 10:15

"The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community. The aftermath of nonviolence is redemption. The aftermath of nonviolence is reconciliation. The aftermath of violence is emptiness and bitterness.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....