Workshop: Resiliency-building & Spiritual Practices

Resiliency-building & Spiritual Practices: For Those Working to Dismantle Systemic Racism.

On Saturday, Nov 20th, we gathered with Rev. Ruth T. West, who shared various practices and deeper knowledge around the spiritual work required of Dismantling Systemic Racism; access to build our own Resiliency-Building toolkit. Thank you for signing up!  In case you missed the day, the recording will be made available the week after Thanksgiving. (Stay-tuned!)

In the meantime, we invite you to:

We are planning a series of follow up sessions in February, March and April 2022. Your answers to these survey questions would give us awesome insight in how best to create them. Please know that they will be anonymously recorded.


The workshop will help identify the ways doing anti-racism work can impact our whole selves and our understanding of complicity, shame/guilt and belovedness. We will explore and be curious together about our continuous need for self-awareness and spiritual renewal in order to build resilience.

When: Saturday Nov 20, 2021 09:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 9:30-1pm

Rev. Ruth T. West is an ordained PC(USA) Minister of the Word & Sacrament and Spiritual Director/Activist. In addition to a Masters of Divinity (MDiv), Ruth holds an MBA, Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction and a Certificate in Trauma & Spiritual Care. She is currently Associate Director of Advanced Pastoral Studies at San Francisco Theological Seminary (University of Redlands) and is herself at the dissertation stage of her doctoral education. Ruth is also a contributing author for the spiritual direction textbook, Kaleidoscope: Broadening the Palette in the Art of Spiritual Direction (chapter 2). A recent excerpt from this chapter was included in Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation (June 23, 2021), and can be accessed here or go to cac.org.

For more information, download the event flyer.