Conversations from the Heart

EUROPEAN CONSCIOUSNESS ON RACIAL EQUALITY

“Humanity is one body, the whole of life being one in its source and in its goal. It’s beginning and it’s end. No scientist will deny this. And if part of the body is in pain, sooner or later the whole body is affected: if our finger aches, our body is not free from pain. Thus no nations, race, or community can be considered as a separate part of humanity.” – Vol IX p248 The Sufi message

These conversations have been happening roughly every two weeks since July 2020. They are usually held on Thursday at 6-7pm GMT and the next Conversations is on Thursday 14 January at 6pm.  Please check NEWS click here.

The conversations on European Consciousness on Racial Equality will, as usual, be with Farzana Dalila-Boyle.  Farzana is a Conductor in Inayatiyya Healing UK and is also a Retreat Guide, Breathworker and Psychotherapist based in East Sussex. 

Inayatiyya Healing welcomes people of all colours, ancestries, ethnicities, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, financial conditions, and religious and wisdom traditions. Please come and share your thoughts, ideas and experiences on this very topical and sensitive global issue.

We affirm the oneness of humanity and of all beings. Toward our embodiment of this fundamental unity, we dedicate ourselves to the healing of the wounds in our shared humanity and to the fearless inquiry that this requires of us. We affirm this statement as being in deep alignment with our ideals of a living spiritual transformation.

This event is online via Zoom Conferencing.  Please contact info@ihuk.org for the link if you are interested in attending.

Inayatiyya Healing welcomes people of all colours, ancestries, ethnicities, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, financial conditions, and religious and wisdom traditions. Please come and share your thoughts, ideas and experiences on this very topical and sensitive global issue.

We affirm the oneness of humanity and of all beings. Toward our embodiment of this fundamental unity, we dedicate ourselves to the healing of the wounds in our shared humanity and to the fearless inquiry that this requires of us. We affirm this statement as being in deep alignment with our ideals of a living spiritual transformation.

Good News The Petitions Committee (the group of MPs that oversees petition.parliament.uk ) will hear from petition creators and other activists and experts at a "testimony session" on black history and cultural diversity. This session is a result of the petition you signed and others calling for changes to the program that have received hundreds of thousands of signatures.   

RESOURCES

New suggestions for January discussions:

blacklivesmatter.com  

Film: Harriet 

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves.

Youtube:

Beautiful Film - based on a true story: Missing and Murdered: America’s Forgotten native girls
A United Kingdom - Netflix - YouTube 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct17xh

Dr Joy DeGruy, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary: Post Traumatic Slave Disorder

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The Color of Fear, Lee Mun Wah. This costs about £12 to stream but is well worth it. But is on YouTube right now. The Color of fear (1994) Full length documentary

Movies:

  • 13th. Ana DuVernay’s Movie Now Provided Free by Netflix via Youtube
  •  I Am Not Your Negro (Netflix)
  • Just Mercy (Multiple Platforms)
  • Do the Right Thing (Multiple Platforms)
  • If Beale St Could Talk (Hulu; Multiple Platforms)
  • The Hate U Give (Multiple Platforms; Free in June)
  • Get Out (Multiple Platforms)
  • Selma (Multiple Platforms; Free in June)

Press:

Very moving Speech of Joe Biden 
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/07/cnn-van-jones-tears-joe-biden-victory

Racism in the met police
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/nov/13/met-police-told-40-of-recruits-must-be-from-bame-backgrounds

Television:

Those working on this effort within Inayatiyya Healing recommend the following resources. 

Websites:

Articles:

Books:

There are many books to read! See here for a list of Black Owned Independent Bookstores from which to order your books.

  • Book: Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Waking up White by Debbie Campbell (if you don’t see color)
  • Mindful of Race by Ruth King
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Blood Done Sign My Name by Timothy Tyson
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi
  • My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menachem
  • Biased by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • The Fire Thus Time by Jesmyn Ward
  • Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens, Jasmine Syedullah
  • Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
  • A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Condemnation of Blackness by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen
  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley
  • From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century by William Darity

Organizations:

This event will be run by Zoom conference facility.  If you are interested in attending, please contact info@ihuk.org for the link. 

© Inayatiyya Healing Order (UK) 2020