In a matter of days, I shall be ordained as an interfaith-interspiritual minister. This grants me the title of “Reverend.” The Reverend Chelsea MacMillan. Whoa. When I began seminary, I was pretty resistant to this word. Reverend. I thought it too Christian, too laden with baggage from myself and others. I was sure I would … Continue reading What does it mean to be a minister?
The more I study such “sacred activists” as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dorothy Day, I realize that not only is an activism that is grounded in spirituality more effective and more sustainable in creating social change than one that is not, it is also increasingly impossible to personally separate my own spirituality from my … Continue reading Millennial Leaders Project Essay REVISED
This weekend, I am going to be a student in Andrew Harvey's Sacred Activism workshop. What is “sacred activism”? According to Harvey's website, “sacred activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world.” Basically, we've got … Continue reading What are you doing this weekend?