Undoing Racism as a Spiritual Practice

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Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves is a series of four e-courses related to anti-racist practice for sanctuary, accompaniment, and resistance. This is a collaboration with AFSC (Lucy Duncan) and other church groups. This is a pilot project whose process involves both reflection and action, and has the vision of creating a nonviolent army to make our communities safe for us all.

NOTE: Lucy Duncan will be at Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) speaking about this project.

I apologize for not sending more information out about this before the first webinar, which occurred on May 1. However, the entire first session, Knowing Ourselves: Undoing Racism as Spiritual Practice, is available online at: https://www.afsc.org/story/knowing-ourselves-undoing-racism-spiritual-practice-homework 

For example, the first exercise involves writing about the following three statements:

  • I am called to racial justice because…
  • This is essential spiritual work because…
  • What I hope to do and become as I do this work is…

The rest of the homework can be found at the link above.

People are encouraged to do this as part of a team. If you are a member of Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) and haven’t already signed up to participate, feel free to join my group. Register at www.afsc.org/csco

The next webinar in the series will be “The accompaniment model:  Philosophy and best practices” on Tuesday, June 5th from 8 to 9:30 p.m. ET.

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