Healing from White Supremacy Retreat
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 5 PM in Durham, North Carolina
The mercy of God is vast, and the spiritual path of Islam offers a powerful methodology to heal and become whole. Although several groups are working within the white community to educate and advocate for social justice, none bring the insights of Islamic Moral Psychology to the work.
This retreat is for white folks who have already woken up to the fact we are living in a country built on racial inequality. The focus of the retreat is on healing from the ‘Moral Injury’ that takes place when you are born pure, then socialized to perpetuate injustice towards people of color. Until we are at peace with ourselves, it is difficult to be at peace with others.
This healing retreat will introduce core teachings, principles, and spiritual practices from the Islamic tradition. Mindfulness practice, expressive writing exercises, and guided meditations will be employed as well.
All potential participants must write a brief message expressing why they want to attend and what they hope to achieve by participating. Upon acceptance, details concerning location, lodging, and other information will be delivered via email.