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 

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:

  • Transforming Our Community
    By the Rev. Shaneequa Brokenleg What does love mean to you?   In Lakota there is almost no direct translation for “I love you.”  Instead, many say, “techihila.” “Thehi” means to … Read more
  • The Spirit Moved at “It’s All About Love”
    By Nick Gordon “It’s All About Love” was the first churchwide opportunity for a portion of the community of people who have taken and stewarded the Sacred Ground curriculum … Read more
  • Thoughts and Reflections
    By the Rev. Miguel Bustos Name the biggest overall lesson you’ve learned throughout the festival.  The biggest takeaway from the festival was the clarity in which to be a … Read more
  • It’s All About Intersectional Love
    By the Rev. Melanie Mullen What does love mean to you? “Love is what justice looks like in public,” and seeing Episcopalians doing ministry of repairing the breach and … Read more
  • Reflection
    By Jerusalem Greer  What does love mean to you?   Love is a tricky word in our culture because we humans tend to infuse it with both our desires and our … Read more

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