Spirited Social Change is committed to expanding the heart of social change work by: building purpose-driven community, creating space for reflective re-engagement, and supporting leaders for the long haul.
It comes from knowing that the world we want to create will require us to lead from our hearts, and to be able to appeal to the hearts and minds of others. The work we do can wear us down, and the culture we live in can be cruel and disappointing. But we care too much to give in to the temptations of disengagement. There are reminders everywhere that a better world is possible, and we endeavor to be living amplifications of those reminders.
In an increasingly secular culture, at a time of widespread economic and environmental crisis, we long to consider the big questions: For what are we here? What matters most? How shall we live? How can we sit with pain and respond to injustice? How can we realize our biggest dreams for one another?
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Spirited Social Change started off as a monthly meal and dialogue in East Vancouver, exploring the intersection of ‘spirituality’ and social change. You can read some of the feedback from the first two dinners here and here.
Over the course of Fall 2012 we convened a collection of local folks to do some planning around providing resources and support for activists looking to develop better practices of self care. Those conversations turned into the Self Care Project.
In 2012/3 we hosted a handful of speakers and dialogues around intersections of spirituality, faith, and social change. We also started thinking more seriously about the climate crisis, and what roles people and communities of faith can play in stepping up to the challenge. Inspired by the fossil fuel divestment movement, we started talking about faith-based divestment. More to come on that.
And we are in conversation about incubating a myriad of other projects.