Training Modules

Spiritual Practices in Youth Ministry

Realization and Ritual, Evelyn Parker – Video and Discussion Outline

Dr. Evelyn Parker talks about the processes of realization and ritual as they relate to confronting racial prejudice and stereotypes.

Questions for Discussion:

  1. If the process of realization is on-going, what does moving forward, or spiritual growth, look like?
  2. How can ritual be an act of empowerment and activism?
  3. What role does lament have to play in the lives of our young people, particularly in the racist society in which we live? How might we open space in our programs for folks to be able to feel this, and then channel it?
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