The Diocese of Southern Ohio is the recipient of two Becoming Beloved Community grants awarded by the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church. Two types of grants were awarded: Seed Grants, geared for groups launching new projects and/or evolving the scale of an existing project; and Impact Grants, for growing capacity, impact, and reach of communities and institutions already working to advance racial justice, healing, and reconciliation. The two grants awarded to the diocese, totaling $21,000, were Impact Grants; $10,000 for the Province V Becoming Beloved Community Initiative, and $11,000 for growing Centers of Practice.

Monies for the grants were allocated by the 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church (GC 2018 Resolution D002), with the intent to build capacity and increase Episcopal parish, diocesan, and agency engagement in four primary fields: telling the truth about our churches and race, proclaiming the dream of Beloved Community, practicing Jesus’ way of healing and reconciliation, and repairing the breach in institutions and society.

You can see the entire list of grants awarded here: