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Soul Deep Healing of Racial Wounds
January 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s series of free, one-hour, online presentations continues on Sunday, January 2 at 4:00 pm Eastern | 1:00 pm Pacific with learning from the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, presented by Dr. Catherine Meeks. We hope to see you there.
THE DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALING RACISM’S WOUNDS
Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing (www.centerforracialhealing.org) is a collaborative initiative between the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and The Episcopal Church. It works closely with the Presiding Bishop’s Staff and dioceses to address the wounding caused by racism by creating brave spaces where the truth can be told.
Catherine Meeks, PhD, takes the healing of racism deeper than politics to address the injuries and grievances we bear in our hearts. Dr. Meeks, our presenter, is the Founding Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing as well as the retired Clara Carter Acree Distinguished Professor of Socio-cultural Studies and Sociology from Wesleyan College.
Catherine is an author who has published seven books including her recently co-authored book, “Passionate for Justice, Ida B. Wells- A Prophet for Our Times” which was released in September 2019, and her edited book “Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America” which focuses on racial healing and reconciliation published in 2016. She is a regular contributor to Hospitality which is published monthly by the Open Door Community. She is involved with prison work and faithfully visits a person who was formally on death row. She is committed to working for the abolition of the death penalty, writing and helping to create spaces where transformation and rebirth can occur. All of her work is grounded and supported by her understanding of C.G. Jung, an array of theological/philosophical thinkers, and her long spiritual journey’s engagement with scripture and other sacred texts.