Reflections on Beloved Conversations:

Members Jennifer Greene and Marian Russo are participating in Beloved Conversations and will share their reflections on the first of a series of workshops. Beloved Conversations was developed by The Fahs Collaborative Laboratory for Innovation in Faith Formation, housed at Meadville Lombard Theological School. To date more than 140 congregations have participated in the program. Beloved Conversations recognizes how centuries of racially informed social, emotional and spiritual practices wound every person, no matter their racial and/or ethnic identity. Nested in the healing and deep work of faith formation, the curriculum calls each participant to reckon with how both their personal and group experiences matter and, when less-than-desirable outcomes are named, how to live and act in a spirit of reconciliation that brings growth and spiritual healing.