Building the Beloved Community: How Faith Communities Can Do Their Part


“Our goal is to create a beloved community, and this will require a qualitative change

in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.”

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Despite our best efforts and intentions, inequality remains a part of our society. Can we build a culture where all people enjoy the same opportunities? How do we deal with the fears and discouragement that this work entails? This is an uncomfortable conversation that communities of faith need to have. Dr. Ali Michael returns to her hometown of Mt. Lebanon for a discussion focused on building and maintaining communities where everyone has a place.


“Racial competence can be learned,” says Michael. An honest discussion on race is meant to…“lead to positive racial identities and a restoration of the wholeness of spirit and community that racism undermines.” In this interfaith event, Dr. Michael will share stories from her childhood in Mt. Lebanon and her life as a parent, researcher, and anti-racism educator.


Discussion for Faith Communities with

Dr. Ali Michael

Educator, writer, TED Talk presenter and facilitator for racial understanding.


FREE and Open to the Public

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 3:00pm

at Bower Hill Community Presbyterian Church,

70 Moffett Street, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15243

For childcare, call 412-561-4114 by 2/16.


Masks required for all participants.

Sponsored by:

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Bower Hill Presbyterian Church, Sunset Hills Presbyterian Church, Sunnyhill UU of the South Hills, Temple Emanuel of the South Hills.