Honoring Beloved Community
Governments often map the crime and violence that goes on around us; but there are other powerful stories here too: the stories of compassionate action; of places of safety and well-being.
Here's an opportunity to honor these places, to acknowledge and thank the people who host and work in them. We've created Beloved Community cards for that purpose.
We want to learn from and celebrate them. So please tell us your story of a place in your neighborhood where you feel welcome, accepted, safe--a place of beloved community. And include a picture or two as well.
We'll publish your stories, and map these places, feeding back the compassionate action and goodness that's happening every day in our neighborhoods. It's just as real as the crime and violence - and it's essential to our well-being and civic health!
You can help by Honoring such a place and the people who are responsible for it-- just download the Honoring Beloved Community card at the end of this message, write the place's name on the front and present it to them to display if they desire.
Also, please send us your story of the place. Here are some suggestions:
- Tell us where the place is. Who founded and hosts it?
- Give some concrete details: What does it look like, smell like, feel like?
- Who is usually there?
- What do you experience when you're in it?
- What's special about it?