Introducing the Beloved Community Build
In 2018 Habitat for Humanity International launched an initiative called Beloved Community. This initiative is modeled after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of “the Beloved Community” — a community that includes diversity and allows for tension undergirded by love and leads to transformation.
As we turned the page on 2021 we asked — how will we move forward to build that Beloved Community in Central Ohio? For Habitat MidOhio, we built a house! Our 1st Beloved Community Build was dedicated during the summer of 2022.
Habitat for Humanity has a vision of a world where we share one humanity, and that’s a world that we believe in and fight for every day. To do so, we must truly love our neighbors as we love ourselves. We must change. And we must commit to tangible action.
We are taking steps in our practices, our programs, and our networks to bring equity to our efforts and help bring justice to the communities in which we work. We also strive to connect issues of racial and social injustice with historic barriers to affordable housing and work to eradicate those barriers. In the tradition of the radical inclusivity that infused our birthplace Koinonia Farm from its earliest days, Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio seeks to be a space where people of all races, all faiths, and all backgrounds come together in common cause.
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity and the Beloved Community watch the video below, featuring Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford.