The connection the world’s waiting for is to connect the hunger for spirituality with passion for social change. Because spirituality, when it isn’t disciplined by social justice, in an affluent society, becomes narcissistic. (Jim Wallis, 2005)
Only through an inner spiritual transformation do we gain the strength to fight vigorously the evils of the world in a humble and loving spirit. (Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love)
We choose the word spirituality because this vision presupposes a reverence for life, a willingness to deal with more than just rational forces, and a commitment to positive life-generating forces that historically have been associated with a more limited definition of spirituality…What we mean by spirituality is this radical change in the way we think, perceive, experience, and act. It is an inclusive way of looking at and moving in the world. (Judy Davis and Juanita Weaver, “Dimensions of Spirituality”)
In addition to a specific theme that connects annual events, each year will include opportunities to consider the connection between spirituality, social justice, and DEI (diversity, equity, inclusivity). Specific emphasis areas will include spirituality and antiracism, spirituality and environmentalism, spirituality and activism, spirituality and pedagogy, and spirituality and healthcare.
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