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In the Community - Nurturing the Soul of Justice: A Retreat for Activists and Educators

Are you working to bring positive change in our communities through education and/or activism? This retreat offers an opportunity to slow down, listen to your own inner wisdom and that of others, and nourish your commitment and courage.

Many of us are called to respond to complex issues, such as systemic racism, environmental injustice, economic inequity and anti-immigration. “Nourishing the Soul of  Justice” offers time and space to check in with ourselves and others about the use of our voices, energy, presence, and engagement during these challenging times.

Core principles and practices of Circles of Trust guide the retreat, including the belief that everyone has an inner teacher, an inner source of truth. Contemplative practices and a variety of resources offer support as we navigate the space between our current reality and what we know is possible.

Where:  “Nurturing the Soul of Justice” is hosted by UU Urban Ministry, located at 10 Putnam St.  Roxbury, MA. It is convenient to the Orange Line Roxbury Crossing stop.

Cost:  The full cost of the Retreat is $80.00 per person.  There is a sliding scale, $10-$100; pay more if you can, less if you cannot (includes lunch)


Facilitators: Donna Bivens and Sharlene Cochrane are facilitators with the Center for Courage and Renewal (
For further information, contact Donna at
or Sharlene at

 Registration:  Email either Donna or Sharlene with the following:


Home Address:




What type of activism or education are you engaged in?  In what community (or communities)?


What attracts you to this retreat?



Registration Deadline:  April 1, 2018


Earlier Event: April 6
First Friday Family Night
Later Event: April 8
Weekly Worship Service