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 Action Group
    By Julia Wight People were shocked and devastated by what was happening in this country: men and women of color murdered by police, members of a synagogue shot indiscriminately, […]
  • Climate Justice
    By Aisha Heurtas In my lifelong Christian journey, I have at times been disappointed with the church. I see injustices in the world—senseless violence, racism, gender discrimination, bigotry, poverty, hunger, […]
  • Behind the Book: ‘Faith, Race, and the Lost Cause’
    By Christopher A. Graham The work that resulted in “Faith, Race, and the Lost Cause” began at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in 2015 after the Charleston, South Carolina, murders. […]
  • Opener for the Becoming the Beloved Community E-newsletter: March 2022
    Greetings!   I am excited to embark on this sacred journey of racial justice and reconciliation with you.  We are living in challenging and dark times. The remnants of racism […]
  • Finding Full Communion on Sacred Ground
    By the Rev. Maria Tjeltveit I feel twice blessed by a Full Communion Sacred Ground program on Zoom. Every other Monday, seven of us serve as facilitators for an […]

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