Scholar in Residence
Racial Identity Development as Lovingkindness
A Transformative Community Weekend
Author, Social Psychologist, Theologian
and Director of the
Center for Justice and Renewal
Friday August 16 7-9 pm
Saturday August 17 10 am-5 pm
Location: To Be Decided - Check our Website
My passion is integration.
I integrate justice and reconciliation,
hope and lament,
social psychology and theology,
research and practice,
pro-blackness and pro-humanity,
truth and love,
and contemplation and action.
In pursuit of a new reality
in which all people have an empowered seat at the table,
and there is no longer us and them
– but simply us.
- Christena Cleveland
At the intersection of social justice and spirituality, we find wellsprings of hope and sustenance. Although facing inequity and injustice may take us to some dark places not previously traveled, Christena Cleveland will offer us a sense that we are holding hands with the Divine. Teachings from diverse spiritual traditions such as Mindfulness, the Divine Feminine, Centering Practice, Native American prayer, Christianity, Buddhism and other spiritual paths will illuminate our journey.
As spiritual beings, we yearn to practice lovingkindness, but to practice authentically, we must understand the ways we have been shaped by our racially-stratified society. Integrating social science research and spirituality, Dr. Cleveland invites people of all races to assess our racial identity development and identify the pathways to greater connection to self and others. Awaken to a courageous practice of justice that is sustained by love and not fear, a oneness that affirms the particularity of individual experiences as well as the common humanity of us all. Together, we will face our truths with new awareness.
Facilitated by Christena Cleveland, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Practice of Organizational Studies at Duke University's Divinity School and author of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart.
Early Bird: Full Seminar paid by August 1 $70
Friday only $20 / Saturday $65 / Full Seminar $80