What is the SpiritHouse Project?

The SpiritHouse ProjectThe 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.

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Who We AreWho We Are

We are an intergenerational network of diverse people who work for racial and social justice.

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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.

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N. Gordon Cosby, Susan K. SmithN. 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 Washington, D.C.
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.

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Jonathan Daniels & Samuel YoungeJonathan 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.

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SisterAll - Soul Force for Social ChangeSisterAll: 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.

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Recent Recognition

SpiritHouse was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award in Nov. 2015 by the Fellowship of Reconciliation. This award recognizes those working in the United States in the tradition of Dr. King, making significant contributions to the furtherance of his non-violent approach to transforming racial, economic, and social injustices.

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BEYOND VIETNAM: 50th Anniversary
April 4, 2017 - 7PM - Riverside Church, NY

Join the Riverside Church, Iliff School of Theology, and Veterans of Hope in a special evening with Michelle Alexander and Ruby Sales on the 50th anniversary of Beyond Vietnam.

On April 4, 1967, against the advice of advisors, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King delivered Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence in the nave of the Riverside Church, criticizing the Vietnam War. Written by Dr. Vincent Harding, the speech called on American to address the triple social evils of racism, poverty, and militarism.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required.

Spiritual Activism: A Conversation with Ruby Sales
April 10, 2017 - 4PM - Harvard Divinity School, MA

What are the spiritual dimensions of our current crisis? What are the spiritual implications of police violence against people of color, voter suppression, the scapegoating of immigrants and refugees, the opioid crisis, and the rise of white nationalism? What spiritual work will help us reimagine our democracy, link multiple struggles, protect human dignity, and cultivate solidarity? What kind of spiritual, ethical, and moral leadership does this moment require?

Join us for a conversation with Ruby Sales, public theologian, founder and director of the SpiritHouse Project, and icon of the civil rights movement.

Ruby Sales - 2016 Interviews

SpiritHouse founder Ruby Sales appeared on the On Being podcast with Krista Tippett on Sep. 15, 2016.

"We must have hindsight, insight, and foresight. That is complete sight. It's not an 'I' sight, it's a 'we' sight."

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Ruby Sales was also interviewed on the Maggie Linton Show
on March 15, 2016.

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P. O. Box 607  •  Decatur, GA 30031
Phone: (404) 228-7794
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