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Building Beloved Community Conference 2020

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February 24, 2020

The Presiding Officer's Advisory Group On Beloved Community Implementation and The Episcopal Church staff invite those interested in the work of racial reconciliation to participate in three days of learning, sharing and prayer in Minneapolis from May 5-7, 2020. 

The Building Beloved Community Conference will be an opportunity for sharing best practices, learning about the broader work of racial reconciliation, studying and applying strategies for creating brave spaces, and finding colleagues and friends in the work. Those who have engaged in racial reconciliation faithfully for decades, those newer to this work, and those desiring to bring this work into their contexts are all invited to come and share. 

The conference will feature wisdom from both Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings who together share responsibility for the Becoming Beloved Community vision. In the spirit of sharing most broadly, the talks and plenary sessions will be live-streamed and then available on-demand within a few days. 

Registration and Cost
The early bird conference fee is $125 for general admission, $62 for youth/young adults, and $50 for seminarians through March 31st. Fees will then rise to $175 for general admission and $75 for youth/young adults and seminarians. The fee includes programming, materials, snacks and some meals. Housing is not included. Participants may choose to stay at one of the hotels that have been reserved at a reduced group rate or find alternative housing in the area. There may be an added field trip day at the end of the conference which would have its own registration fee and sign-up.

Click here or here to register. Register by March 31 to secure the early bird rate. 

Travel
Those traveling by air can fly into Minneapolis. Some of the hotels listed have shuttles available. Those who are driving must indicate so at the time of registration.

Information
More information will be released as it becomes available. Be sure to check the conference website for updates. 

Becoming Beloved Community Grants
The second round of Becoming Beloved Community Grants will open on May 7 at the end of the summit and will remain open through August 15. More information will be available as the date approaches. There will be a special workshop at the summit for all who seek to apply for funding. 

For questions about the event itself, please contact the Rev. Edwin Johnson, chair, Presiding Officers’ Advisory Group on Beloved Community Implementation, padreedwinj@gmail.com. For questions about logistics and general information, please contact Sarah Alphin, associate for Evangelism, Reconciliation, and Creation Care, salphin@episcopalchurch.org.

CONTACT:
Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer