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October 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
In the Body: Racial Dignity, Trauma, & Solidarity
“In the Body” will be a 6 session small group led by Chesterton House staff, Cole Arthur Riley. This small group is open to BIPOC students of any or no religious background. We will cultivate a space of storytelling, celebration, lament, and solidarity, and try to discern our spirituality as we exist in the deep racialized trauma of the US and our communities. We will think through what it means to cling to faith during a political season that runs the risk of alienating our bodies and spirituality. Our discussions will be prompted each week by a quote from a historic BIPOC thinker or activist.
What is a Care Group?
These groups are not therapy groups, nor are they seminar-style study groups; rather, they are chaplain-facilitated community groups that help you give and receive spiritual support and care. The length, frequency, and audience for each group varies, but what they have in common is a commitment to creating spaces that nurture holistic wellbeing.
CURW is a cooperative interfaith ministry team with religious leaders who represent a variety of spiritual traditions. CURW Care Groups are not intended to be spaces for proselytizing or converting people to a particular religious point of view; rather, they are designed to be spaces where each member can share their spiritual perspectives and make meaning of their experiences. We affirm the individual experiences and approaches to spirituality that each student may bring to these conversations. All Care Group participants are encouraged to speak from their own particular experiences and respect the experiences of others.