Embracing & Sharing Beloved Community

A Dialogue/Conversation
Rev. Dr. Dale Azevedo & Rabbi Andrew Klein

Barrington Congregational Church and Temple Habonim share a long history of being good neighbors, welcoming each other into our respective houses of worship, and appreciating the differences between us.

Our two communities of faith gathered twice over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend to celebrate his vision of beloved community and explore ways that we can keep his dream alive during these challenging times. We celebrated a Shabbat service at Temple Habbonim on Friday evening followed by a wonderful dinner, in which desserts were provided by a recently relocated refugee family from Damascus, Syria, now residing in Providence. The desserts, dinner, and worship were all delicious!

Here are a few pictures from Friday night: (click on the thumbnail for the full size image)

We gathered together again on Sunday morning at BCCUCC to once again share in dialogue on MLK Jr’s dream of beloved community and talk about our role in making this a reality. Listen to that discussion below:


For more information on the concept of Beloved Community or these services, check out Dale’s blog post.