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.

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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.

Upcoming Events

Spirit in Action: Civic Engagement and Religious Life

Session One: Swedenborg’s Civic Engagement Retrospectively Considered

Join us for a lecture on Zoom with Rev. Dr. Jim Lawrence on Swedenborg’s own practices of civic engagement during his life, and how the notion of civic engagement relates to Swedenborgian theology. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A.

More Information…

Monday January 31st, 7:30-9pm EST on Zoom
Meeting ID: 847 9432 0685
Passcode: Civic2022

Spirit in Action: Civic Engagement and Religious Life

We all want to help our neighbor and help make the world a better place through useful action. But sometimes it is hard to know how to have a meaningful impact. Ours is a tradition that encourages people of faith to be active and conscientious citizens. We will explore this aspect of the Swedenborgian tradition as well as concrete ways to be civically engaged in an upcoming five-part series, co-sponsored by Swedenborgians in Action Against Racism, The SCNA Social Justice Committee, the Center for Swedenborgian Studies and the Friends Committee on National Legislation. We have been grateful to make a connection with the FCNL, a non-partisan Quaker organization that provides guidance and training for people wishing to engage with their civic process on a variety of issues from a faith-based perspective.

The series will open the week of Swedenborg’s birthday with a lecture on Swedenborg’s own civic engagement and Swedenborgian theological considerations on this topic. Each event will happen online from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Eastern Time (4:30-6:00 Pacific). The dates will be Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 28, April 25, and May 23. Stay tuned to the next Messenger for more details.

Past Events