If we want ‘Becoming Beloved Community’ to be a real thing, then we must learn to create space where we can tell the truth, and receive the truth. It will involve focusing our efforts at Becoming Beloved Community on shifting our relationship to power and its balance and distribution.
Becoming Beloved Community has captured the attention and imagination of the Episcopal Church. And many in the Church are jumping on board.
Yet, how can we "become Beloved Community" when the truth through the eyes of some people vs. some others is out of alignment?
What dream can we proclaim, if we not reading from the same story?
How transformative will be our practicing of the Way, when our practices are not reconciled to the truth?
Can we really "reconcile the breach" when we can't even take a honest look at that breach?
If we are to Become Beloved Community, the Church must get serious about dismantling the ideological and structural constructs that support white supremacy and hinder the creation of Beloved Community.
So…how do we really begin the work of Becoming Beloved Community? How do we make Beloved Community a reality?
The goal of this keynote presentation is to help participants create a space of vulnerability and love that enables them to share and receive the hard truths that ultimately enable them to continue along the labyrinth toward Beloved Community.