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...

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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?
 

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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).

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Discerning a Life Committed to Health Equity & Social Justice

Being a mother has reinforced my understanding that offering unconditional witness to the pain and suffering of others matters. It matters whether or not I understand the experience of the other. Witness is the foundation of accompaniment. And accompaniment—the relational building of trust, companionship, and connection—is the foundation of social medicine.

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When Silence is Action

Reflecting on the current state of affairs in the world today, I find myself pondering... What is the most powerful form of action? How do we navigate the space between listening and protesting? What is the role of bearing witness? With those questions in mind, I invite you to watch this video of writer and activist, Sisonke Msimang from The Moth. 

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