Swedenborgians in Action Against Racism

Swedenborgians in Action Against Racism (SAAR) is an inter-denominational group of clergy and laypeople who are working to provide education, guidance for action, and community for those who wish to eradicate racism in our personal, social, institutional, and political realms. This grassroots effort offers educational programs, lecture series, and discussion groups for youth and adults, as well as a newsletter that highlights useful resources. Our offerings strive to integrate the ongoing work of racial justice with the perspective of the Swedenborgian tradition, grounding our efforts in both community and spirituality. 

Swedenborgians In Action Against Racism Newsletter

A bi-weekly newsletter for Swedenborgians (and friends) who want to learn how to support anti-racism. Features links to articles, resources and devotional materials, with the aim to build stamina, commitment and learning for the ongoing work of racial justice.

Get Involved

Want to subscribe to the SAAR Newsletter or get involved in other ways? Contact our volunteer leadership team or sign up for one of our upcoming events.

The KnET-Work

Swedenborgians in Action Against Racism has created a new program to encourage and support involvement in local activism. It is called The Knitting Energy Together Work, or The KnET-WorkThe KnET-Work is seeking to spur people on to apply the knowledge and energy we’ve gained through SAAR programming to the next step in the work of antiracism—local activism.

We are encouraging Swedenborgians to join in local antiracism programs and activist groups in their own areas. In so doing, we build solidarity and community with those outside our faith tradition. And more centrally, we channel our faith and energy into actions that better society by fighting against the scourge of racism. The KnET-Work will hold quarterly support meetings for local chapters and individuals to meet with other Swedenborgians across the continent who are likewise participating in local activism. While there is power in numbers, not to mention shared enjoyment, individuals who are unable to work with other Swedenborgians in their area are encouraged to join local activism groups, and then come to The KnET-Work meetings to exchange joys, experiences, and encouragements with others, in a word, to knit our energies together for good. We hope to see you there!

If you are interested in participating in these support groups, please contact Kent Rogers at krogers@thelordsnewchurch.org

SAAR presents The Friends Committee on National Legislation

Friends in Unlikely Places: Engaging with Those Who Don’t Agree With You

This workshop uses research and approaches from the field of moral reframing to teach a framework for engaged and open conversations between people who hold different views: Ask, Listen, Affirm and Reframe. Presented in an advocacy context based on FCNL’s mission, these approaches also work well in inter-personal relationships.

October 17th, 7:30-9pm EST on Zoom
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For more info, or questions, please email revshada@gmail.com

Past Events