A collaboration between Spirituality & Practice and the Fetzer Institute

June 5, 2020
Dear Colleagues,
These are extraordinary times, so we are reaching out to those who regularly receive "Practice Alerts" from the Practicing Democracy Project and also those who receive Spirituality & Practice's E-Newsletter. 

We want to alert you to some of our resources about racism and the global protests in the wake of George Floyd's death while being restrained by police in Minneapolis on May 25. We hope that you find them helpful. We thank you for all that you are doing to increase understanding in these times.  
Salaam, Shalom, Shanti, Peace,

The Spirituality & Practice Team:
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Patricia Campbell Carlson
Keziah Grindeland
Susan Tracey
Practicing Democracy Blog 
By Keziah Grindeland
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said it well: "People have the right to protest -- that's what democracy is all about." Here's how to start getting educated and taking action.
Short & Sweet Spirituality Blog 
By Frederic Brussat

Dive into wisdom from African-Americans, Protestants, and others on confronting racism with activism, hope, love, and compassion.


Praying the News Blog
By Micah Bucey  
Much power can be packed into a single sentence. Here you will find blessings for protesters and those on whose behalf and in whose honor they protest.   
By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Recent outbreaks of racial bigotry and violence have jolted Americans and people of good will around the world. These many resources help bring perspective and understanding.    
This course delves into the concise and remarkably candid reflections of James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates on growing up black in America. A free study guide is also available.
Spiritual Literacy Blog 
By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

In the week following the death of George Floyd, philosopher and social critic Cornel West spoke out about this "public lynching" on such diverse media channels as Democracy Now! and Fox News.

By David Cortright
This volume contains deep and wise readings from key figures on the theory and practice of nonviolence -- from Mahatma Gandhi to Pope Francis. It is both inspiring and practical. 
Discover more at PracticingDemocracy.net