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Spiritual Deepening eRetreats: Beloved Community

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The Beloved Community eRetreat invites you to explore and practice what it means to live into Beloved Community, the ways we are called to recognize patterns of marginalization and exclusion and to act toward justice, and tools for transforming and vitalizing our meetings and communities.  

Week 1: Living into Beloved Community

Week 2: Community Calls Us to Justice

Week 3: Patterns of Exclusion and Marginalization

Week 4: Tools for Transformation & Vitality

Offered January 21 - February 16, 2018 (four weeks, $35 pay-as-led participation fee)

The January 2018 Beloved Community eRetreat will be co-facilitated by Regina Renee Ward and Polly Washburn.

Regina Renee Ward attends Mountain View Friends Meeting in Denver, Colorado. She is a public librarian, and former public school teacher. She is passionate about social justice, intellectual freedom, books, and labyrinths. Her work with Friends and racial healing was born out of necessity as she navigates life as both a Black woman and a Friend. She identifies as a Christian Friend and her favorite book in the Bible is James. Her life verse is Micah 6:8.

Polly Washburn also attends Mountain View Friends Meeting. Her work history falls under the umbrella of story-telling via journalism, video and web content. Her passion for racial justice stems from being raised in a multiracial family and community, and experiencing differences in race relations as she lived in various parts of the country and world. Working with formerly incarcerated citizens resulted in a leading to work to end mass incarceration and disenfranchisement.