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"love and justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters."
When we commit to acts of self-care, first we open up a channel of communication with our nervous system, current and past and future. We open up a channel with all three worlds of our self that says, "You matter.In this interview with Omega Institute, Rev. angel speaks about the critical need for and value of practices such as self-care and stillness. She also reveals how the notion of "working with" situations and releasing the use of the word "struggle" liberates her action on behalf of all.
Read the interview here: http://www.eomega.org/article/nurturing-self-activism
Rev. angel Kyodo williams doesn’t like stereotypes. That’s not entirely surprising, since she also seems to enjoy shattering them.She’s a black queer woman in an American Buddhist tradition often steered by white men; a Buddhist operating in activist circles of mostly Christians and Jews; a leader of the Religious Left who doesn’t use the word “God.”
What do we need to do to make a global shift? angel Kyodo williams addresses how separation and individualism is no longer a viable option and how the current global crisis creates an opportunity for shift to happen.
If we are to uphold the dharma, says Rev. angel Kyodo williams, we must stand up to racism and expose its institutionalized forms—even in our Buddhist communities.