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Becoming Beloved Community

  • Open to All Grades

Service Description

Host: Rev. Betsy Gonzalez Religious, spiritual, and theological resources often play a crucial role in civil rights and other justice-based movements. For example, to understand MLK’s dream, actions, and words, it cannot be overlooked that he was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King: an ordained Christian minister who had direct spiritual affinity with notable Jewish, Buddhist, and Hindu leaders, and who had a doctorate in Theology from Boston University. This workshop explores the religious, spiritual, and theology resources available for racial healing, reconciliation and justice. Schools coming from the Episcopal tradition are especially positioned to participate in a new national initiative within the Episcopal Church called ‘Becoming Beloved Community.’ (This initiative was inaugurated in 2017 by the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, the first African American person to ever lead the Episcopal Church.) Martin Luther King adopted the term ‘the Beloved Community’ to describe his global vision of a community rooted in love, justice, and dignity. Such a community is only possible through brave and intentional actions. Four interrelated actions constitute the journey towards Becoming Beloved Community: 1) Telling the Truth, 2) Proclaiming the Dream, 3) Practicing the Way of Love, and 4) Repairing the Breach (restoring institutions and systems). Come explore how adopting the initiative of Becoming Beloved Community could place EHS at the forefront of pursuing racial healing, recon

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Contact Details

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