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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:

  • grapple with your role in addressing social and environmental inequities
  • learn in a diverse community
  • connect your inner and outer work
  • be challenged to grow within a community of practice
TESTIMONIALS

 

In this program you will:

  • deepen knowledge of social change frameworks, including theories of change, allyship and anti-oppression, and systemic power analysis.
  • explore your own social identities and power in relation to social change.
  • develop leadership skills such as community organizing, conflict resolution, public speaking, campaign building.
  • explore ancient and contemporary practices that sustain compassion and provide clarity of purpose.
  • network with diverse leaders in social and environmental change efforts.
  • 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

Activities

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Journey of a Social Justice Newbie- Part 2

…many people of colour shared their stories. It was a painful, powerful, and holy experience. ¬†Action was needed, and it was not up to people of colour to teach the dominant culture how to improve…

October 30, 2018

Over My Shoulder: Journey of a Social Justice Newbie

…I learned that the tools I had for participating and leading equitably in gatherings were quite elementary, and that learning was a bit painful. I was blessed by the presence of a friend, more advanced than I, that I could process the experience with, and I identified one of the questions I need to work on: how can I, with my various identities, leave space for others with less-privileged identities, without feeling like I am thereby relegated to being merely an observer?…

May 30, 2018

JOB POSTING: Program Assistant – Undivided Leadership Program

JOB POSTING: Contemplative Justice Network Program Assistant: Undivided Leadership Program   Apply by Jan 31, […]

January 23, 2018