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25 Traits of The Beloved Community
The beloved community manifests and protects agape love as its guiding principle and is expressed in the following 25 ways.

 

 


Ageism: What it Looks Like

If ageism is the attitude that frames the conversation as a competition between young and old people, how can your church dismantle ageism?

 

 


Living Into the Beloved Community: Making the Beloved Community Real

Using the resource entitled, “25 Traits of the Beloved Community,” engage in the following exercises.

 


4 Ways to Increase Equity for All Physical and Mental Abilities

Increasing equity for people with physical and mental disabilities in and around our worship spaces can be easier than you imagine! Check out these four ways your church or ministry can better welcome, accommodate, and worship alongside those with disabilities.

 


Intergenerational Collaboration

Intergenerational collaboration is defined as “[increased]cooperation, interaction and exchange between people of different generations, allowing the sharing of their talents and resources, and supporting each other in relationships that benefit both the individuals and their community.” Collaboration between generations fosters learning and growth on both sides of the age spectrum.


10 Ways to Become More Faithful than Post-Racial

Here are ten steps to help us persist in our struggle for racial equity. Read excerpts from church websites and click on the hyperlinks to learn how the selected faith communities are becoming more faithful than “post-racial.”

 


“Wait… that’s Privilege?”

BuzzFeed curated a lengthy checklist of privileges that are commonly mistaken as universal. While the quiz isn’t intended to give definitive answers concerning a person’s level of privilege, it does offer insight to the many different ways privileges add up!

 


Moving From Ageism to Equity

At its core, ageism is stereotyping individuals or groups on the basis of their age. However, without challenges to them, stereotypes can become the underlying basis for the policies we create, the processes we put in place, even the access and opportunities for participation we offer. Ageism can actually become a form of Institutional IN-equity – even in the church!


 

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