Movement Chaplaincy: Meeting Spiritual Needs in our Movements for Justice
In this moment of social uprising and the compounding crises related to the global pandemic, many clergy and lay leaders are experiencing a pull to use pastoral skills in service to the wave of social change and constantly shifting needs. Movement Chaplaincy, the work of spiritual accompaniment to justice movements and their leaders, is an emerging vocation that brings care, healing, and resilience-building to our struggles for justice. On July 29, 2020 the Rev. Dr. Katie Givens Kime, Director of Religion and Civic Engagement at Odyssey Impact and Micky ScottBey Jones, Director of Healing and Resilience Initiatives at Faith Matters Network led a panel of movement chaplaincy leaders who shared their wide-ranging experiences in responding in this moment.
Resources to help lead congregations, communities and classroom discussion on topics related to movement chaplaincy.
To help you in your work, please review the video excerpts of the intimate conversation, curated by Rev. Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes, Mercer University, along with brief expert reflections, discussion questions and suggested additional resources.
What is Movement Chaplaincy
Curated Video Clip #1
The Wells We Draw From
Curated Video Clip #2
Movement Building without Martyrdom
Curated Video Clip #3
Expert Reflection and Discussion Guide
We hope that the accompanying written resources will support you in your work while leading your congregations and in educational settings during this time. We have heard from our wider network that these “bite-sized” resources are ideal for clergy cohort groups, deacon/congregational care teams, seminary education modules, and general faith leader edification and support.
Rev. Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes
For these curated video clips and written resources, we are grateful to Rev. Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes of Mercer University and author of I Bring the Voices of My People: A Womanist Vision for Racial Reconciliation, and Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength.
Rev. Dr. Katie Givens Kime
Director of Religion and Civic Engagement
Micky ScottBey Jones
Director of Healing and Resilience Initiatives
Faith Matters Network
Rev. Kim Jackson
Atlanta Protest Chaplains
Imama Trina Jackson
Muslims for Progressive Values
Project Director and Labor Studies
Professor, UCLA Labor Center
Los Angeles, CA
Special thanks to our Co-Presenting Partners on this Live Town Hall:
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