Tapestry of Faith: Harvest the Power, 2nd Edition: A Lay Leadership Development Program for Adults

Taking It Home: From "I" to "We"

Wisdom is not a fixed quality. It circulates among us. 
—Sister Souljah, contemporary author, activist, hip-hop recording artist, and film producer

Invite family members or friends to explore their own experiences of mattering and marginality, setting aside time to share those experiences with one another and to reflect on how systems of power and privilege were woven into those experiences. Read stories and posts that include voices and perspectives of people whose experiences are not centered in our congregational culture, starting with the resources listed in “Find Out More.” You might also explore the EqUUal Access website to find out how to center the perspectives of those with disabilities.

Find Out More

You may wish to add resources that informed this workshop to your congregation’s leadership library:

  • Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry, edited by Mitra Rahnema (Skinner House Books, 2017)
  • Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership in a Multicultural Age by Juana Bordas (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2007)