Beloved Community was a proud sponsor with other community partners at the Cedar Rapids Lights for Liberty event.Read More
Beloved Community Initiative is a proud member of Johnson County Interfaith Coalition.
The Johnson County Interfaith Coalition proposed the ordinance, which is scheduled for first consideration at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Iowa City Council. The rule would go into effect if approved three times.Read More
Saturday April 13, 2019 began with the promise of a beautiful spring day full of sun and hope. Nine pilgrims gathered at Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City for an introduction to the Underground Railroad in Iowa Pilgrimage. Sean Donaldson from the African American Museum in Cedar Rapids helped us understand some of the myths around the Underground Railroad as well as the historical events that led to the need for and use of the Underground Railroad.Read More
In late February 2019 the University of Iowa asked the Hawkeye community to tweet out reasons why they love the University of Iowa using the hashtag #iloveUIowa. Many people did. But some students shot back with a question of their own: Does the UI love them?Read More
We were deeply disappointed to learn of the University's decision to cancel the spring workshops planned to address white privilege. We believe that the focus of those workshops are an essential piece of the work that needs to be done by white people in order to dismantle racism in our society.Read More
Get ready for liftoff, Iowa City, a NASA astronaut is coming to town.
Jeanette J. Epps, who became an astronaut in 2009, will visit Iowa City Feb. 22. Her visit will feature visiting Iowa City Community School District students and hosting a free movie screening and discussion of the NASA-centered movie "Hidden Figures."Read More
Damita Brown is part of an Iowa City-based organization that is launching a new Freedom School 360 program for teenagers and adults at Old Brick in Iowa City. The school will continue the education around issues of civil rights, discrimination and how to combat racism.Read More
In February 2018, the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa launched the Beloved Community Initiative for racial justice, healing and reconciliation.
The vision for the Initiative was initially supported by a $5,000 discernment grant from The Episcopal Church and the commitment of space at Old Brick in Iowa City from the Diocese of Iowa, as part of the focus of the Board of Directors on racial justice.Read More
A new center in Iowa City aims to improve racial justice in the Iowa City and the UI communities.
The Racial Justice Center, which is being created by the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, is slated to open in February and be housed in Old Brick.Read More