The following list is a short collection of books, articles, and other resources on Beloved Community.


The Beloved Community: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Prescription for a Healthy Society, by Jeff Rittman, January 19, 2014

The Episcopal Church – Beloved Community Overview Materials

The Episcopal Church – Preparing to Become the Beloved Community Advent Materials

For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies, by Courtney Ariel with Sojourners, August, 16, 2017

How the Protestant Reformation Led to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Washington Post, October 31, 2017

The King Philosophy, The King Center

What do we mean when we say “Building the Beloved Community”?, by Carl Gregg, March 31, 2015


The Beloved Community: How faith shapes social justice, from the civil rights movement to today by Charles Marsh

Creating the Beloved Community by Jim Lockard

Jesus the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

Living into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America by Catherine Meeks

Search for the Beloved Community: the Thinking of MLK by Kenneth Smith & Ira Zepp, Jr

Podcasts, videos & other media

The Rt. Rev. Rob Wright, Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta, spoke to a gathering of Episcopal Clergy in ECMN in April of 2018. He provides grounding for the concept and practice of Beloved Community, and challenges all of us to move and grow into God’s Dream. Listen to the 3 part podcast here.

Beloved Community, Tara Brach, June 17, 2017

“Birth of a Nation” Speech, Martin Luther King, Jr on Beloved Community, April 7, 1957

Building the Beloved Community, Rev. Otis Moss III at Westminister Town Hall Forum, April 11, 2017

ECMN Video – “Beloved Community Means to Me…”

ECMN Video – “I’m Building the Beloved Community By…”

ECMN Video – “Let’s Move Forward in Building the Beloved Community Together so that…”

ECMN Video – “Unity”

Imagining a New America, Ta-Nehesi Coats with Krista Tippet, OnBeing, November 16, 2017

We are the Beloved Community, Rep. John Lewis with Krista Tippet, OnBeing, July 5, 2016