Creating Sacred Spaces in Marginalized Communities

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Creating Sacred Spaces in Marginalized Communities

  1. 1. The Reverend Karen Brau Creating Sacred Spaces in Marginalized Communities
  2. 2. Social Justice:   Equity Access Dignity Ongoing struggle
  3. 3. Jeremiah 1: 9-10 The Lord said to me, "Now I have put my words in your mouth.  See today, I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to pull down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant."
  4. 4. Environmental Justice & Social Justice: <ul><li>Desecration and disconnection </li></ul><ul><li>Toxic living </li></ul><ul><li>Urban deserts </li></ul>Learnings from the inner city
  5. 5. &quot;Pluck up and pull down, destroy and overthrow&quot; <ul><li>Attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Trash </li></ul><ul><li>Weeds </li></ul><ul><li>Toxic Stakeholders </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ To build and To plant&quot; <ul><li>Organize people and money </li></ul><ul><li>Organize vision and hope </li></ul><ul><li>Reclaiming space </li></ul><ul><li>Consecration -- digging in </li></ul><ul><li>Planting, harvesting, celebrating </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing consecration </li></ul>

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