Becoming Beloved Community Commission: Invitation to Participate in Diocesan-Wide Sacred Ground
In the late summer of 2020 the Diocese of Oklahoma launched its first
Sacred Ground Dialogue Circle series. Over 60 people participated in
nine different small groups over the course of the 5 month series.
Sacred Ground is an 11-session dialogue series (1 introductory and 10
group dialogue sessions) using film and related readings to help
facilitate conversations on race and faith. All elements in the Sacred
Ground curriculum are curated, licensed, and provided by The Episcopal
The Becoming Beloved Community Commission in the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma invites all individuals, clergy and lay, to participate in our second Sacred Ground Dialogue series. Sacred Ground is part of a life-long journey to live out our Baptismal vows to strive for justice. The series will be offered all online, beginning on June 6th and concluding on or around October 17th. The first session on June 6th is an introduction to the dialogue series and basics of the course, as well as a “meet and greet” for each dialogue circle. Regular meetings will begin on June 13th and continue every two weeks.
The model of the dialogue circles is to be group-facilitated, meaning there is no single leader for the whole series but rather the facilitator changes from group member to group member each week. Individual group members are responsible for watching and reading the assigned components and coming prepared to discuss them in group meetings. There is a maximum of 90 minutes of film/video each session and an average of 35 pages to read. Each session also comes with a Study Guide Summary. If you are interested in participating in Sacred Ground please fill out the following enrollment form no later than May 31st, 2021.
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