Karen G. Johnston

A smiling Rev. Karen Johnston

Karen G. Johnston (she/her/hers) is the settled minister at The Unitarian Society in East Brunswick, NJ. Before becoming a minister, she spent 20+ years as a clinical social worker. Buddhist meditation and befriending death practices sustain her, as does her delightful dog, Vera, and a blessed abundance of other beings in her life.

Rev. Karen G. Johnston also facilitates ClimateSpirit in Central New Jersey. ClimateSpirit is inspired by the Work That Reconnects. It is a gathering of people filled with ritual, singing, food, & connection coming together to process their grief for the planet, that each of us can do what is ours to do.

From Karen G. Johnston

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Braver/Wiser

Be Not Afraid

Karen G. Johnston

From Braver/Wiser
It’s through our shared interdependence that we are sheltered and saved.
At Arm's Length

Karen G. Johnston

From Braver/Wiser
Arm's length: What was once a defensive or suspicious expression has now become a gesture of care.
From Broken Parts, Whole

Karen G. Johnston

From Braver/Wiser
Surround yourself with skillful teachers. Let them teach you, but don't let them do it for you. That learning is yours to do.
Leveling Up

Karen G. Johnston

From Braver/Wiser
With a single generous gesture from my older child, her sister's belief in Santa stayed intact that year.
Inviting Our True Attention

Karen G. Johnston

From Braver/Wiser
Spirit of Life and Love, may I perceive not only my reality, but the reality of those I love and those whose company I cherish.
Finding Our Way Out

Karen G. Johnston

From Braver/Wiser
Surrender is the last thing, often the only thing, available. We fear it is our end. Sometimes we find it is our liberation.

Feature | UU World

Spiral spiritual practice

Karen G. Johnston

From Feature
How might we make our way through this strange and scary time called COVID-19, resilient and pointed toward collective liberation?

LeaderLab

Spiral Spiritual Practice in the Time of Corona

Karen G. Johnston

From LeaderLab
What spiritual practices are available to help us grow our resilience and point us towards collective liberation?
Blessing the Backpacks

Karen G. Johnston

From LeaderLab
Inspired by Full-Week Faith, created by Karen Bellavance Grace through the Fahs Collaborative, First Parish Church of Groton decided to hold a Blessing ...

WorshipWeb

Our Principles as a House of Love

Karen G. Johnston

From WorshipWeb
Maybe if we add an 8th Principle, we will get closer to the BeLOVEd Community we dream about.

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