Reconciliation is the spiritual practice of seeking loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God and one another, and striving to heal and transform injustice and brokenness in ourselves, our communities, institutions and society.
In the Episcopal Church, we are guided by the vision of Becoming Beloved Community, our church’s long-term commitment to racial justice, healing and reconciliation. We’re all on a lifelong journey toward God’s dream, taking intentional and faithful steps as if moving through a labyrinth.
WALK THE BECOMING BELOVED COMMUNITY LABYRINTH
We organize our ministries around the four quadrants of the Becoming Beloved Community (BBC) labyrinth. Each of these four commitments is necessary to dismantle and heal White supremacy within us, our churches, our communities and society at large.
- Truth-telling: Telling the Truth about Our Churches and Race
- Proclamation: Proclaiming the Dream of Beloved Community
- Formation: Practicing Jesus’ Way of Healing Love
- Justice: Repairing the Breach in Society and Institutions
General Resources and Opportunities
The Rev. Isaiah Shaneequa Brokenleg
Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation
The Rev. Melanie Mullen
Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care
Associate for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care
United Thank Offering Fellow
The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers
Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care
Latest Becoming Beloved Community Newsletter Articles:
- The Rev. Miguel Bustos named Episcopal Church manager for Racial Reconciliation and JusticeBy Episcopal Church Public Affairs The Rev. Miguel Bustos has been named The Episcopal Church’s manager for Racial Reconciliation and Justice. Based in San Francisco, Bustos is a respected […]
- From the Becoming Beloved Community Grant Community: MORE JusticeBy Dianna LaMance Deaderick MORE is deepening relationships across racial, language, faith, and socioeconomic lines in Columbia, South Carolina, so people can “Do Justice” together. MORE Justice is a […]
- November Webinar: Becoming Beloved Community from an Indigenous PerspectiveWednesday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m. EasternRegister Here The Episcopal Church Indigenous Ministries Office and the United Thank Offering present this webinar at the start of Native American Heritage Month. […]
- From the Becoming Beloved Community Grant Community: New Frontiers in CamdenBy Mark Smith While St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has been serving the homeless and marginalized neighbors in downtown Camden, New Jersey, for four decades, the COVID pandemic represented a […]
- Leading toward Beloved Community in MississippiMore and more Episcopalians in Mississippi are striving for God’s just future. Recognizing this holy movement, the Rt. Rev. Brian Seage of Mississippi created a new position to further […]
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