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Daring Compassion & Movement Chaplaincy

April 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a talk about care, accompaniment and resilience building in social change movements and the specific emerging role of movement chaplaincy as a source of support and care. Are movements secular? Is there a place for emotional and spiritual care in the work of changing laws, communities and dominant systems? We will explore these and other questions in an interactive discussion about providing care and nurturing sustainable leadership in the world of activism, organizing and social change.

Faith Matters Network’s Daring Compassion Movement Chaplaincy Project advances the emerging vocational role of Movement Chaplain through training and supporting spiritual and emotional caregivers in social change movements. Movement Chaplaincy is the work of spiritual accompaniment to social justice movements and their leaders. Just as there are chaplains who attend to the spiritual needs of people in hospitals, colleges, corporations and other settings, there is a need for those who can fill this role within our movements for social change. The Daring Compassion Movement Chaplaincy Training focuses on the basic skills and knowledge central for the role of Movement Chaplain — those who focus on care, healing, and resilience building to people engaged in social justice movements.

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Micky ScottBey Jones (she/her) – the Justice Doula – accompanies people as they birth more love, justice and shalom into our world. As a womanist, faith rooted, contemplative activist, movement chaplain, and nonviolence practitioner, Micky supports students, clergy, activists and everyday leaders in a variety of roles – speaker, writer, facilitator, pilgrimage guide and teacher. She is the Director of Resilience and Healing Initiatives with Faith Matters Network known for The People’s Supper which gathered more than 10,000 people around tables after the 2016 U.S. election for bridging and healing conversations. She’s the founder of FMN’s Daring Compassion Movement Chaplaincy Project, which has already trained hundreds of people in accompaniment, healing & resilience building in social change movements. Micky earned a M.A. in Intercultural Studies from NAIITS/Portland Seminary and is a trained and certified Enneagram teacher. She is featured in two multi-authored books – Becoming Like Creoles: Living and Leading at the Intersections of Injustice, Culture and Religion and Keep Watch With Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers.

Featured by the Nobel Women’s Initiative’s #16DaysOfBoldChange, racial justice fellow for Christians for Social Action and named one of the Black Christian leaders changing the world in Huffington Post, Micky is known worldwide for exploring peacemaking and justice movements in different contexts, across continents, crafting experiences for brave space, transformation and revolutionary love, compelling storytelling, engaging in authentic conversations – and most importantly – never passing up a dance floor.

Hilary Allen (she/her) – is a facilitator and consultant focused on individuals and collectives at the intersection of justice and spirituality. Committed to transforming the experiences of people within movement, Hilary co-founded and convened Ruach Guild, a peer supervision group for activists and organizers honing spiritual care. Based in Boston, Hilary also serves as a strategic companion to people and organizations connected to movements for justice. She is a Congregational Consultant in the New England Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Hilary received a Master of Divinity from the Episcopal Divinity School and completed a Clinical Pastoral Education unit at Hebrew SeniorLife. She loves to circle up with good people, especially to sing, and cherishes adventures with her toddler son.


April 29, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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