All across America, people of faith ask, “what can I do?” as an anguished cry to God. As we experience civil unrest rising from racial inequities embedded in our culture since 1619, we want to take action.

Where do you find yourself in The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice? Racism is every day in every way our reality, and we need to work to dismantle it every day, in every way. Choose something each day to become more informed and to grow as an active ally to the black community so that we can realize the Beloved Community that God dreams for us.

Some opportunities:

Sign up:
●      Subscribe to the Becoming Beloved Community weekly e-newsletter for resources, news, and events
●      Join the DSO Becoming Beloved Community Facebook group to discuss issues and current events

Online events:
●      Watch and pray in the online Prayer Vigil on June 10 at 7 p.m. Prayers for the Healing of Disease, Division, and Racism offered by Columbus area clergy and lay leaders.
●      Register for the Episcopal Justice Assembly webinar on June 10 at 6 p.m. This is our opportunity to share experiences and reflect on our communal call to faithful action in anticipation of the digital Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington on June 20.
●      Register for and participate in the diocese’s Anti-Racism training via Zoom on June 27. It’s free!

Getting started:
●      DSO Becoming Beloved Community website
●      Racial justice page on the DSO website
●      LEARN, PRAY, ACT: Resources for Addressing Racist Violence and Police Brutality
Going deeper:
●      Scaffolding Anti-Racism Resources
●      Justice in June
●      An Examen for White Allies


Offered in love by the Diocese of Southern Ohio Becoming Beloved Community movement Leadership Team, Larry James and the Rev. Meribah Mansfield, Co-conveners; The Rev. Rick Incorvati, MaryBeth Ingram, Miriam McKenney, Ariel Miller, Debby Stokes-Wayne and Amy Howton, Becoming Beloved Community Coordinator