Beloved Conversations Virtual: Gathering Our Selves I "Within" Phase is done entirely in race-based caucuses: one caucus is for lack, Indigenous, People of Color, and other racially targeted people* (BIPOC+), and another caucus is for white people.

This is the registration page for a course for BIPOC+ who have not done the "Within" phase before. If you have participated in "Within" in Fall 2020 and are continuing, please select Beloved Conversations Virtual: Gathering Our Selves II for Spring 2021.

If you identify as white, please select Beloved Conversations Virtual: Un/Learning for Liberation for Spring 2021.

Important Note about Registration
At check-out, under the boxes for your email address and name, please check the little box to opt-in for receiving instructional emails. This will ensure you receive important notifications and communications from us.

Once you register and pay, you will be directed to a Google Form we will use to collect the rest of the information we need from you. You are not considered registered for this program until you have completed this Google Form. 

Please enter the same email address for registration at Teachable and Google Form. 
The Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard

Dr. Mark A. Hicks, Director of the Fahs Collaborative, at a Beloved Conversations Opening Retreat with Rev. Kierstin Homblette Allen, Beloved Conversations Congregational Coordinator.

Deep Listening

Beloved Conversations teaches the importance of learning to listen deeply in order to dismantle racism and white supremacy within ourselves, our communities, and our society.

Relationship Building

Beloved Conversations: Virtual focuses on the WITHIN work firstthe personal, internal work we all need to doso that we can build relationships undergirded by self-understanding, compassion, and respect and stay grounded as we work to transform the world around us.

*We recognize that the imperfect and complex ways we talk about our racial identities is how “racism” continues to cause spiritual harm. The Well hopes to be a mediating space of guidance, support and reconciliation for those who experience the sting of racism in their everyday lives. Historically, that list refers to those who have experienced social and structural oppression: African Americans/Blacks, Caribbean people, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Middle Easterners, Latin America/Latinx, Indigenous peoples across the Americas, and mixed-race people.