What we mean by collective liberation

What we mean by collective liberation

enfleshed seeks to create and facilitate "spiritual nourishment for collective liberation." Someone recently asked what we mean by that - "collective liberation." A good and important question. We thought we'd take the time to share our answer here. Collective liberation is the sought outcome of what Micah Bazant says so well, that there can be "No Pride For Some of Us Without Liberation For All of Us." It is what we hope for, strive for, aim towards with our lives and spirits and resources. It's the eschatology for a theology that claims all life is entangled, inseparable, permeable,...

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Trans faith internship pilot program

Overview of enfleshed enfleshed creates and facilitates spiritual resources for collective liberation through prayer, liturgies, art, teaching, writing and other meditations. Our work is largely positioned within Christian-adjacent traditions centering the wisdom, experiences, and desires of those 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 queers, and the strange ones across spiritual traditions. With attention to the Sacred in the flesh of...

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Job openings – Freelance writers for “Liturgy that Matters” subscription

Job openings – Freelance writers for “Liturgy that Matters” subscription

enfleshed is no longer accepting applications for these positions. Eagerly anticipating introducing our new writers soon! Freelance theological writer for Liturgy that Matters subscription (Remote/part-time - four positions open) Overview of enfleshed enfleshed creates and facilitates spiritual resources for collective liberation through prayer, liturgies, art, teaching, writing, and other meditations. Our work is largely positioned within Christian-adjacent traditions centering the wisdom, experiences, and desires of those on the fringes of dominant institutions, theologies, and politics....

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On dangerous sentiments and the truths we need

On dangerous sentiments and the truths we need

By Rev. M Barclay As I often do when invited to offer a reading for reflection, last week I turned to the work of adrienne maree brown to share in digital community. Her “spell for grief or letting go” is a timely invitation to release control and practice our humanity in ways that heal. The responsive insights of the gathered group were rich, and one struck me in particular. In the midst of conversations about the protestors calling for the premature opening of businesses - the white supremacist, gun-toting, embodiments of toxic masculinity and its accomplices – one person shared, “I’d love...

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Sacred Table Gathering

Sacred Table Gathering

An evening of community nourishment at the intersections of queerness and spirituality. Sacred Table is a partnership event between enfleshed and the Wesley Center at the University of Iowa. This event is open to the community. Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 6PM - 7:30PM The Wesley Center 120 N Dubuque St Iowa City, Iowa 52245 Come. Eat. Linger. Share in ritual. Share in connection. Share in conversation about queerness and its Sacred offerings. Participation will be maxed at 40 people. Reservations are required in the form below for all Iowa City area community members. Children are welcome to...

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A note about Trans Day of Remembrance and (white/cis) churches appropriating grief

A note about Trans Day of Remembrance and (white/cis) churches appropriating grief

Tl;dr: What I'm not saying: don't engage with TDOR if you are white and/or if you are cis or that your care/engagement/effort is wrong. What I am saying: let today be an invitation to be mindful. reflect. think critically about how this day has been shaped in recent years by large gay organizations and media. listen to what this day's roots might have to teach you about real solidarity, about centering those most affected, and whether or not you are in relationship with the ones you grieve. I am still un-learning a lot. But, I'm so grateful for those who invited me to begin. Beloveds, This...

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