enfleshed creates and facilitates spiritual resources for collective liberation through prayer, liturgies, art, meditations, teaching, and other resources. enfleshed was birthed in 2017 out of a deep longing for engagement with the Sacred through collective, liberative, creative, and nourishing practices and ideas unencumbered by dogma, religious respectability politics, or denominational ties.
Our intentions and efforts are to center the wisdom, experiences, and desires of those traditionally on the fringes of dominant institutions, theologies, and politics. Our values align with the poets, the healers, the truth-tellers, the tender and fierce, the messy and untidy, the seekers, the queer, and the strange ones across spiritual traditions. Inviting transformation – internal, material, and collective – we share offerings of nonconforming embodiments of faith, ancient and unfolding. With attention to the Sacred in the flesh of the earth and all creaturely forms, we find Divinity in the entangled, fleeting, beautiful and aching nature of this “one wild and precious life.” (Mary Oliver)
You can read about our values and practices here.
You can read about what we mean by “collective liberation” here.
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
enfleshed is located in Iowa City, Iowa on land that was first home to the Bah-koh-je or Ioway, Otoe, Omaha and Ponca, Pawnee, Sioux, Sauk, and Meskwaki peoples. Our presence here today is the result of the ongoing dispossession of the original tenders of this land. It is only through Indigenous practices of care that restoration of this land, our relations, and planetary flourishing is possible. This is made possible through local, Indigenous organizing and leadership; we are specifically indebted to the work of the Great Plains Action Society, “resisting colonization and indigenizing the world.” https://www.greatplainsaction.org/