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Kali Cawthon-Freels / Reclamation as Spiritual Practice

Sat 4:00pm - 4:50pm

Venue: Portal


Type of Experience: Workshop

Content Type: Spirituality from the margins

What does it mean for folks who have been marginalized to engage in worship? Often, folks who have been marginalized have been deeply hurt by folks wielding the sacred in profane ways: prayer used as manipulation; anointing oil used in an attempt to erase our queer identities; scripture reading as shame-spewing. How do we reclaim sacred practices and scriptures that have not honored our sanctity? Should we even bother? In this workshop, we will explore what it means to engage in sacred practices once we remove the lens of hate through which many of us were introduced to them.