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Sabbath/Rest/Renewal: Home

discovering, fostering, appreciating the worth of rest and renewal


Here you'll find resources that outline godly/biblical mandates for sabbath rest and renewal and secular calls to radical, counter-cultural attitudes toward rest. Self-compassion, trusting God's abundance, and removing ourselves from the industrial complex of productivity are all reflected in our online and hard copy resources.

Please also see our Contemplative Practices lib guide for other practices that engender rest and renewal and deepen human/divine relations and our spiritual journeys.

Radical Rest

Krista Tippett writes about (01.21.21) and interviews Katherine May, author of Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times.

Founded in 2016 by Tricia HerseyThe Nap Ministry examines the liberating power of naps by engaging with the power of performance art, site-specific installations, and community organizing to install sacred and safe spaces for the community to rest together. They facilitate immersive workshops and curate performance art that examine rest as a radical tool for community healing. They believe rest is a form of resistance and name sleep deprivation as a racial and social justice issue. They are deeply influenced by Black Liberation Theology, Womanism/Womanist Theology, Afro Futurism, Reparations Theory, Somatics and Community Organizing.


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