A New RIC Community: The Belfry – Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis (Davis, CA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: The Belfry – Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis (Davis, CA).

Their welcome statement reads:

“Lutheran Episcopal Campus Council of Davis known as The Belfry is comprised of a wide variety of people. We are diverse in passions, cultural background, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, ethnicity, body shape, artistic preferences, physical abilities, emotional maturity, educational goals and focuses, and we have different ideas on how best to change the world. In places where we lack diversity we strive for inclusion, openness, and welcome.

We actively welcome and affirm all people. No one is turned away from our community or our table.

Being a campus community organized around shared goals and values creates a space that brings together people of a variety of backgrounds, interests, needs, and beliefs that might not otherwise cross paths.

Most of us have some form of kinship with the person of Jesus. We may not agree on all of the complexities of the story of this world-changing man who lived 2000 years ago, but we agree that his radical calls for grace, inclusion, and freedom from oppression are still active and impactful today and remain largely unfulfilled. This causes us to try and live as humble followers, doing our best to live in accordance with these calls, as individuals and as a collective community.

We believe strongly that all persons have valuable stories and infinite worth.

We believe all persons are beloved of God.
We are not one body unless we are all called to God’s table.

We want to be bearers of goodness and not harm.
We want to live more sustainably, increasingly living in tandem with creation, rather than in opposition.

We commit to creating an inclusive community where we recognize the brokenness of ourselves as individuals and of the world as a whole and strive to build an example of Christ’s love to all.

Adopted by The Belfry Student Board on 10/3/2018
Adopted by The Belfry Board on 10/9/2018”

Learn more about The Belfry – Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis at: thebelfry.org