I have come to realize that the work before us will take a long time, and it calls for endurance.
It is a marathon.
I believe that spiritual practice is essential for activists.
I can remember the first time a fellow activist talked about the need for self-care. I could actually feel the wheels turning in my mind, the concept was so novel to me.
Some time later, I heard the Rev. Dr. Nicholas Hood III, visiting Berkeley from Detroit, preach about his work. He said, "Of all the writings on my website, the topic that is viewed most often is endurance."
Here are a few of the things I have written about activism informed by faith and spirituality:
For Christian Activists: "Faith in the Face of Empire"
A Multitude of Reasons to Work to Prevent Nuclear War
Want to "Save the Planet"? What Might We Learn from the Way of Jesus?
Thoughts Before Holy Week: "Talk About the Passion" with R.E.M.
A particular topic I struggle with is where organized religion ("church") fits in all this.
(Lots more posts about "Doing Church in the 21st Century" here.)