Dearest ChI community,

What a gift to come together on Thursday June 16th  for the service on Faith, Chaplaincy and Reparative Justice.  20 beautiful ChI faces- current students, alumni, staff, faculty and board members, circled on zoom finding our way together through challenging and essential work for our world.

If you were not able to make the service, Kari has generously edited the hour.  Please share the video with more of our community and stay tuned for our next program!

Faith Spirituality & Reparations Interfaith Service


To continue the work forward, I have a google document where I am hoping we can share together:    What are you longing for at CHI to support you in your work around dismantling oppressions and in particular racism and its intersections in an interfaith/interspiritual community?  ChI Commitment & Next Steps Together


One of my hopes is to create a monthly space for us to dive into some of the themes that arose from our conversations on Thursday and beyond so that we can be learning and stretching together to make space for transformative action.   **Please contact me if you would be interested to facilitate a session!  **


For more information on the Hive and wonderful resources, please check out our webpage:   This site gives you some context and history as to what is and why we are using “deep culture” currently as our language here for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Work (DEIB), more about the Deep Culture Hive and an amazing resource sheet compiled by Rev Rivka and Rika Casseres.  I also want to shout out Jesse Ford and Marian Meadows along with Laura Prickett and Susan Shannon who are part of the very initial stages of what we are currently calling a Right Relations Council to support our conflict and repair processes within the seminary and community.


Lastly, here is a resources sheet specifically around the work of Reparations.

Resources for Reparations and Racial Justice.   Please add to the list.  It’s a community resource!     BIG shout out to Morgan Curtis’s work.  She has a cohort forming soon for White folks to do work around genealogy and wealth distribution.  Here’s her methodology: “money and giving coaching, anti-racist genealogy, the Work That Reconnects, deep nature connection and rites-of-passage work”.  Link here:  Ancestors & Money: 8 month cohort


I look forward to continuing to move together as humble learners with the power of spirit in all its forms beckoning us to gather and heal and play and build a future that welcomes every being with every morsel of life!


With faith

Wren Ganin-Pinto

(they/them pronouns)

Deep Culture Specialist at ChI