Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Our Micah Fellow Introduces Herself

Beginning this week, Tiffany Curtis will be writing a short reflection piece, taken from her experience in our community but intended for the wider ECH audience. An excerpt will be included in the newsletter, and the full piece will be posted here. We hope you'll enjoy this invitation to further reflection and prayer! 

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself as the new Micah fellow at the Episcopal Chaplaincy!  If you want the official data on me, and haven't already, feel free to take a look at my bio on the ECH website.

On another level, I hope this space will provide an opportunity for you all to become acquainted with the issues that weigh on my heart throughout this year, and for dialogue about the intersection of spirituality and social engagement.

My position here as a Micah fellow is sponsored by the Life Together program of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. It is a 10-month fellowship rooted in the transformation of society and self through deep spiritual practice, intentional communal life, and social justice and community organizing work.

As such, my work this year will take a primary focus on connecting the Chaplaincy with opportunities for advocacy, outreach, and service. For me, this goes hand-in-hand with intentional spiritual work, and that is what makes the Life Together program so exciting for me.

This spot in the newsletter will reflect that connection, opening space around theological and practical considerations about what social engagement and transformation look like. I envision this as an opportunity for theological reflection, as well as sharing resources, ideas, and even information about upcoming events and opportunities for engagement. The general format will be a small piece in the newsletter, linked to a longer entry on the ECH blog, where there will be the option of, and invitation to, dialogue.

I would also be delighted to meet any and all of you, especially if you have ideas about ways you would like to engage this community in issues of justice, so please feel free to contact me and set up a time to meet in person or talk on the phone!

Thank you for reading, and I look forward to continuing the conversation!
Be well,

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