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Welcome to the Contemplative Justice Network

We are a community seeking transformation of ourselves and our world through an intersection of contemplative practices and social justice work.

We believe this intersection creates the possibility of long-term and sustainable transformation of ourselves and our world. We are living our way into this call and you are invited to participate by attending one of our programs or events, reading our blog (or writing a piece for it), applying for one of our grants, or contacting us to discuss how we might partner for the betterment of ourselves and our world.
The Contemplative Justice Network is an entity of The United Church of Canada and welcomes people of all faith and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and political affiliation (see more here). We look forward to hearing from you!

Leadership for spiritual and systemic transformation

Undivided is for you if you:

  • yearn for authentic and creative models of change making
  • seek to build resilient communities
  • are interested in integrating your own inner and outer work
  • have some experience in social and environmental change making and/or spiritual practice
  • want to commit time and energy over the next year to expanding the breadth and depth of your leadership skills
  • live in BC


In this program you will:

  • design and participate in effective change making strategies
  • deepen knowledge of social change frameworks, including theories of change, allyship and anti-oppression, and systemic power analysis
  • explore ancient and contemporary practices that sustain compassion and provide clarity of purpose
  • network with leaders in social and environmental change efforts across the province
  • receive year-long mentorship and support to apply for grant funding

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Focus Areas

These areas are driven by network members and cluster under the following categories


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