Beloved Community Grants

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned the Beloved Community as a society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one's fellow human beings. The Beloved Community also describes a society in which all are embraced and none discriminated against.  Former Congressman John Lewis wrote in an essay published on the day of his memorial service, “each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.” Bethany Fellows' goal is to support congregations in taking the next step forward in building the Beloved Community: engaging the self, the faith community and the wider community in an effort that seeks to understand historical contexts and systems that contribute to racism and inequality, while “praying with our feet” in active response.

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Beloved Community Dates:

  • January 6th at 1:30pm -- Beloved Community Grant Pastors only



Bethany Fellows offered grants to help congregations served by Bethany Fellows alumni meet critical technology challenges. Bethany Fellows' goal is to support Fellows and their congregations in taking the next step forward in creating authentic and intentional virtual space for congregational vitality. The application window for technology grants has ended. Thank you to the 30+ congregations who applied an received funding!