Immigration, Refugees, & Asylum Seekers

Over the past couple of years, the current Presidential Administration has shifted policy, issued executive orders, and altered general operations of  agencies that address immigration, refugees, and asylum-seekers. The Episcopal Church in Minnesota, along with The Episcopal Church, believe in treating ever human with dignity and respect.  Furthermore, that just as Jesus taught us, we…

What is Beloved Community?

So just what does it mean to become the beloved community? And why is it so important for the Episcopal Church in Minnesota right now?

Upcoming Events

Do you want to learn more about racial issues and reconciliation?  Well the following events delve into an array of topics on race and beloved community.  If you have events that we should highlight, please send them to rachel.b@episcopalmn.org. Taking Heart Open Houses Meals during Ramadan to bring Muslims and community members together Iftar is…

The Way of Love resources

The Way of Love: Practices for a Jesus Centered Life These resources and materials are from The Episcopal Church and provide covenants, liturgical season materials, prayers of the people, podcasts, sermon ideas, small group resources, and videos. The Presiding Bishop’s invitation is to “return to the ancient pathways and Rules of Life that followers of…

Small Group Learning

Create space for small groups to come together to learn, grow, and build relationships.  The Beloved Community is not something we can think into existence.  It takes the hard work of building relationship that help you understand the richness and diversity of God’s creation, and see a more distinct picture of the work we are…

Articles, Books, Podcasts, & Videos

The following list is a short collection of books, articles, and other resources on Beloved Community. If you have additional resources, please send them to rachel.b@episcopalmn.org. Articles The Beloved Community: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Prescription for a Healthy Society, by Jeff Rittman, January 19, 2014 The Episcopal Church – Beloved Community Overview Materials The Episcopal…

Faith Communities

This year, we’re being called to engage in God’s Mission of the Beloved Community.  So, as you plan programming and formation, use the resources below to grow deeper and learn how to truly become the Beloved Community, to one another in your faith community, and in the wider world.   What is Beloved Community? This…

Mission Areas

Faith communities in the state are connected to one another via Mission Areas. Mission Areas are a grouping of 10-15 faith communities that share geographic proximity. Why are Mission Areas important? Because we don’t do this work of ministry and mission in isolation. By connecting with those around us, we can learn from each other,…

Elected Bodies

As a member of an ECMN Elected Body (ECMN Council, Standing Committee, Trustees and Commission on Ministry), you provide leadership and help steward the vision of ECMN’s faith communities.  As you work to ensure all faith communities are thriving, sustainable and engaging in God’s Mission, do so through the framework of the Beloved Community. What…

Lay Leaders

As a leader in your faith community, you are essential to the health and vitality of your faith community.  As you seek to strengthen and deepen the work of your faith community, here are resources to help you do that through the lens of the Beloved Community. What is Beloved Community? This year the Episcopal…

Clergy

As a clergyperson, you have a unique purview role in stewarding these conversations and this work in your faith community. Use this page to guide you in learning, reflecting and deepening your own understanding of Beloved Community What is Beloved Community? This year the Episcopal Church in Minnesota will continue with the mission opportunity of …

Self-Reflection

Self-reflection offers space for you to listen to your own story and your own context and how it fits into being a part of creating the Beloved Community. Take time to pray, journal, and learn for your spiritual and emotional growth. Look at your daily life through the lens of Beloved Community. Learn more about…