Embodied Spiritual Practices for Brown and Black Bodies Exploring Sabbath Rest

Full Title
Embodied Spiritual Practices for Brown and Black Bodies Exploring Sabbath Rest
Author
April Rae Gutierrez
ORCID
0000-0003-2525-6742
Abstract
“Embodied Spiritual Practices for Brown and Black Bodies Exploring Sabbath Rest” addresses spiritual formation, discussing an approach to Sabbath Rest for healing and restoration that is countercultural on personal and societal levels. Through a retreat, participants engaged in embodied spiritual practices that promote rest as a tool for spiritual formation and transformation that is rooted in decolonizing theology and spiritual practices. Working in collaboration with The Board of Young Peoples Ministry and the Hispanic /Latino Ministry of the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church, the retreat model was reviewed by the committees for use in the work of spiritual formation for Black and Latinx Young Adults. The implementation of this project and retreat shows that culturally relevant spiritual practices that honor Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) stories and spiritual practices may deepen the encounter with God and relationships with participants within the retreat setting.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Spiritual Direction
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Gennifer B. Brooks Ph.D.
Language
English
Date
2022
Number of Pages
115
Copyright Statement
Copyright