Boston Voyager Profile of Still Harbor

"There is a cultural resistance to the word spirituality and a skepticism about the people who use it. It has seemed sometimes that for the religious, we are too loosey goosey or out there, and for the secular, we are too religious. While we have spent many hours questioning ourselves, we have decided to stay true to our commitment to using the “s word” and to present our work in the framing from which we do it.

Read More
Embracing Vulnerability

If we do not see or embrace our vulnerabilities as fundamentally connected to the shared vulnerability of being human, we miss the opportunity for solidarity with those living on the margins in our social justice work. Here, we offer two specific tools that serve as the foundation of how and why we teach embracing vulnerability as a practice. 

Read More
Emotional Emancipation Circles This Fall

Interested in joining the movement for freedom from the emotional legacies of enslavement and racism?! Attend the Emotional Emancipation Circle Information Session hosted by our very own Rev. Monique Harris on Saturday, October 28th! Please note this session is held in an affinity space for black people and will be the introduction to an eight-part journey.

Read More
Presence as Rebellion

My name is Monique Harris and I am thrilled to be joining Still Harbor as a Senior Associate. As a graduate of the Spiritual Director Practicum at Still Harbor, I am very drawn to the focus on social justice and anti-oppression work. Yet I seek to do my work in such a way that my simple presence and perseverance will impact the world...

Read More
Race of Races

Historically, and still today, it seems hatred and violence have elevated those who claim victory in the race of the races (or classes or genders or sexualities or abilities). Wouldn't love and compassion render all victorious rather than the majority of people on our humble earth defeated?
 

Read More
What if we replaced "self" with "other"?

For me, summer means moving a little bit slower, simply savoring the warmth of the sun, and experiencing a heightened connection with the world around me. Whether summer means your world speeds up, slows down, or continues at the same pace, it is my hope that you embrace experiences of connection this week (perhaps beginning with this TED talk).

Read More