Spiritual Injustice of Poverty

My path of presence has lent itself to the “letting go” that is necessary to move forward. I have logged some serious hours in Dhamma talks by Ajahn Chah; Thich Nhat Hanh; Ajahn Jayasaro; and elective diversions, which include Eckhart Tolle, Rumi, and Jiddu Krishnamurti. Just a spiritual neonate in college, I dabbled in the writings of Lao-Tze, and my spiritual journey has led me to the Religious Society of Friends.

Recent societal developments have touched my local unprogrammed Friends meeting. Society’s rush to conversation surrounding racial justice and equality seems well-intentioned, but the conversation sometimes ignores the past. There is a rich history of racial justice discussions found in places such as W. E. B. Du Bois’s 1903 assertion of “the Talented Tenth” versus Booker T. Washington’s belief in education and entrepreneurship, Kwame Ture’s 1966 popularization of Black Power and subsequent Pan-African revolution, as well as Fannie Lou Hamer’s courageous grassroots work in the 1960s for political and economic change. These discussions predate the 2013 Black Lives Matter movement. Simply stated, this issue is discussed today without the recognition of those who have tried this before.

continue reading the official article here by Columbia Friend, Nicole Freeman. https://www.friendsjournal.org/the-spiritual-injustice-of-poverty/