From Killing Rage: Ending Rage by Bell Hooks:Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies the shape who we are and how we live in the world.
Rev. angel Kyodo Williams is a social visionary applying inner awareness practice to broad-based Transformative Social Change, calling for a paradigm shift that changes the way change is done. Rev angel’s presence-centered social justice movement for personal freedom and just society, forges the healing of divisions of race, class, faith and politic. Amen.
Her Dharma of universal truth embraces:
the dharmic religions where time is held as fundamentally cyclical
the Abrahamic religions that attends to the linear
indigenous and earth-based religions respect for our right relationship with the sacredness of the earth and all its manifestations
the Vedantic as it pursues liberation from cycles of suffering
Judaism’s mending of the world
the path of Buddha based on self-discovery, rather than strict adherence to belief
Jainism with all of life is sacred
the path of Jesus where love is front and center
Baha’i’s unity in diversity where all humanity is equal with appreciation and acceptance of the diversity of all races and cultures
Check out this practice tree to create your own practice that bears witness to suffering and cultivates compassion and taking on wise action to find your personal path to transformative change.
If we want to bear witness to the sea change towards lasting, sustainable, social transformation, we cannot afford to consider doing inner work to be a choice for those that do social work. We must make them synonymous. It is the inner life of the individual that expresses itself through community, and communities give rise to society.
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