Out of the Spiritual Closet: Organizers Transforming the Practice of Social Justice

By Kristen Zimmerman, Neelam Pathikonda, Brenda Salgado, Taj James

Published 2010

This report, the first of MSC’s series on Transformative Movement Building, dives into the experiences of individual social justice leaders as they integrate spiritual, creative, or otherwise transformative practice into their lives and social justice work. The report introduces Transformative Movement Building as an approach and framework, provides a cultural analysis of where the social justice movement is stuck and how it is being transformed through intentional practice, and showcases the stories of leaders who have begun their own transformations.