Realizing Beloved Community

Report from the House of Bishops Theology Committee

Allen K. Shin, Larry R. Benfield

Jun/2022, 232 Pages, Paperback, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781640655935

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A major study on the theology of Beloved Community.

This long-awaited work by the church's top clergy, scholars, and thought leaders examines the theological foundation of Beloved Community and its threats. It addresses such important topics as the legacy and sin of white supremacy, economic disparity, racial healing, and the call for reparations. The committee's work sheds light on the societal and cultural implications of the largest obstacle to the core mission of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and outlines what is necessary for the future of racial justice.

"I am so grateful for the... work of the theologians and bishops who have spent the last five years working on [this study] . . . This is hard and holy work, not to hurt or harm, but to help and heal."

—Michael B. Curry, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church

Allen K. Shin was elected to be bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of New York on December 7, 2013, at a special election convention held at Manhattan’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, and was consecrated at the Cathedral on Saturday May 17, 2014. He lives in New York, New York.


Larry R. Benfield was elected the thirteenth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas in 2006 and consecrated in 2007. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

“This is a welcome and important statement by the House of Bishops Theology Committee that will strengthen and continue the church’s important conversations about beloved community. It challenges us not to stop with conversation but to move on to action — repairing and transforming relationships through acts of material repentance.”—The Living Church"I am so grateful for the... work of the theologians and bishops who have spent the last five years working on [this study] . . . This is hard and holy work, not to hurt or harm, but to help and heal."—Michael B. Curry, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church

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