Racial Reconciliation

“Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?”

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. 

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

Walk the BBC Labyrinth

Introduction, Curricula and Action

Racial Justice, Healing and Reconciliation Resources


Racial Justice Audit

Inventory of Racial Justice and Truth-telling Ministries

Sacred Ground


Anti-Racism / Dismantling Racism Training

Race-related Episcopal News Service Articles


Contact Us

The Rev. Isaiah Shaneequa Brokenleg
Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation 

Christian DeRuiter
Associate for Reconciliation and Justice

The Rev. Miguel Bustos
Manager for Racial Reconciliation and Justice 

The Rev. Melanie Mullen
Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care

Nick Gordon
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:

  • Sacred Ground Leadership Changes and a Summer In-Person Get-Together
    By the Rev. Miguel Bustos There’s lots of news on the Sacred Ground front: news about changes in Sacred Ground’s leadership and news about ways to leap from Zoom […]
  • Anti-racist Pilgrims in Central California
    By Bishop Lucinda Ashby “A Storied Pilgrimage with Race” is the unique anti-racism training for the clergy and people of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real. The title […]
  • What Being Asian American Means to Me
    By the Rev. Peggy Lo During Asian American-Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, I invite you to seek out a diversity of stories and writings about AAPI history in general […]
  • This Summer It’s All About Racial Justice
    By the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers Back in 2020, before COVID-19 lockdowns and the murder of George Floyd, Episcopal racial justice and reconciliation leaders were all set to gather […]
  • Sacred Ground Inspires Coalition for All
    By the Rev. Margot Critchfield It was Michael Brown’s death in August 2014, and the subsequent Ferguson uprising, that changed my life. Like many other progressive and privileged White […]

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