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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."
Reverend angel is the founder of the Center for Transformative Change in Berkeley, California. She builds presence-centered social justice movements and sparks national conversations about how transforming society is connected to transforming our inner lives. Ordained as a Zen priest, she is a Sensei, only the second black woman recognized as a teacher in the Japanese Zen lineage.
In our conversation, Rev. Angel described love as the spaces and places where we are enabled and empowered to be free. Dr. Martin Luther King describes power as love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.
This episode was recorded live in December 2018 in Los Angeles, California
We are asking you - our listeners and Beloved Community - where do you find love? In the midst of deep pain and struggle, what does love look like your communities and your justice work?
Listen to the full interview here : http://propheticresistancepodcast.libsyn.com/episode-26-season-3-reverend-angel-kyodo-williams
ANGEL KYODO WILLIAMS is an author, activist, founder of the Center for Transformative Change, and one of three black women Zen “Senseis” or teachers.
At the first-ever gathering of Buddhist teachers of black African descent, held at New York’s Union Theological Seminary, two panels of leading Buddhist teachers took questions about what it means to be a black Buddhist in America today.
“I’m dedicated to promoting what the Buddha was dedicated to promoting, which is liberation,” says Rev. angel Kyodo williams.
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