RePlacing Church: Local Spirituality, Innovative Community & Social Change with Ben Katt
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Ben Katt explores local spirituality, innovative community and social change through interviews, stories, and ideas. Popular topics include: justice, leadership, neighborhood, community and many more.
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#90 DeAnza Spaulding is Table Turning (and you can too!)
DeAnza Spaulding is the Lead Disrupter for Table Turning, a Holy Week movement initiated by her neighborhood church, Valley & Mountain, that is “grounded in the radical tradition of Jesus, who turned tables to interrupt the oppression of people disregarded by society.” The daughter of a Filipina mother and Norwegian father, DeAnza is committed to the liberation and empowerment of marginalized people in her work as a therapist focused on trauma, as a doctoral candidate and researcher focused on survivors of domestic violence, and as a former pastor who led her church in the development of an day drop-in center for unhoused women and men. She blogs about her life and work at Created For More. In this episode of RePlacing Church, she joins me to discuss:
The Table Turning movement and how your community can join in
Why the church often ignores the story of Jesus turning tables in the temple
How her biracial, bicultural background has prepared her for this moment in our society
Why we need to make space to liberate and empower the voices of women
How communities can move beyond their denial about domestic violence
The many manifestations of domestic abuse
Why we need to move from “victim” to “survivor” language when we talk about domestic violence
Organize a Table Turning event in your community
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