The SpiritHouse Project is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that uses the
arts, research, education, action, and spirituality to bring diverse peoples together to work for racial, economic, and social justice, as well
as for spiritual maturity.
Who We Are
We are an intergenerational network of diverse people who work for racial and social justice.
our work today
Breaking The Silence on Modern-Day Lynching
A report issued by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement said that one black man is killed in America every 36 hours.
Although the crime rate in the United States is going down, the percentage of police shootings is increasing... and the disturbing fact is
that the white police are shooting black, unarmed victims.
N. Gordon Cosby Seasoned Voices Fellowship
Created in Fall 2013, in honor of the late N. Gordon Cosby, the founder and spiritual director of the Church of the Saviour community in
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith has been named our
First Seasoned Voice Fellow. She is a seasoned voice of 58 years, who served more than 22 years as a pastor of a UCC church in Columbus, Ohio.
Jonathan Daniels &
Samuel Younge Institute
Named after two Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) activists who were murdered during the Southern Freedom Movement. Through the
Institute, SpiritHouse supports and prepares a new generation of activists to work on racial justice and its interlocking connections.
SisterAll: Soul Force
For Social Change
Renewing the work of Black women as powerful and dedicated racial justice workers who brought us through the violent and oppressive days of
segregation. SisterAll returns us to a powerful legacy and tradition of organizing across our differences for the common good and liberation
of our communities.
On November 12, 2014 at Freedom Plaza (14th @ Pennsylvania Ave) in Washington D.C., SpiritHouse Project and our allies held the first national public memorial service, whichthat included a public roll call of the 1000 black victims of state-sanctioned murders. Family members from across the nation whom have lost loved ones to these murders led a processional into Freedom Plaza. The theme of this gathering, A Charge To Keep: A Movement to Build, reminded us that this was more than a memorial service. It was a call to the living for us to keep our eyes on the prize of racial justice.
As part of this public memorial service, 40 ordinary people and those publicly known presented a roll call of the victims by reading from scrolls. The readers came from a community of activists, pastors, artists, practitioners, workers, students, parents, and seniors. SpiritHouse Project opened up the circle of scroll readers to include voices of volunteers from the gathered participants.
RUBY SALES of the spirithouse project appears on the our common ground podcast – august 2014
On August 23, 2014, Rev. Dr. Ruby Sales appeared on the podcast Our Common Ground, hosted by Janice Graham, for the episode "Ferguson Under Siege: Occupation in America". Also appearing on the show was Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou.
Listen to the conversation here.