We are simply trying to hold space for
people interested in group relations work.
We serve as a home for people who have experienced the power of group relations work, particularly in combination with spirituality and social justice. We want to nurture the GR network by offering a place to co-create as individuals and/or organizations. We are open to collaboration around group relations conferences and application events, writing, reflecting and meeting. We offer to stay connected with “the work” in various ways. We pay attention to where the energy takes us.
The programs we offer at this moment are listed in the activities section. As we are growing in numbers, we are beginning to create local (and virtual) communities that people may join to nurture “the work.”
We are the host of a number of Initiatives related to Group Relations, Spirituality or Social Justice. We welcome talking about starting additional initiatives or programs.
Every other week on Friday evening, a small group of people gathers once a month to nourish our spiritual life, our soul, our body, and each other. We typically start out by sharing some food that a few of us prepared while we are checking in with each other. After the checking in we typically sit in silence for 10 minutes. Subsequently, we have a sharing/conversation or activity about a meaningful theme. We end the evening with a simple fire ritual. For more information contact René Molenkamp.
THE SACRED INCLUSION NETWORK
Consists of people who collectively explore the dynamic nexus between diversity and spirituality. They do this primarily through experiential one- or two-day experiential events aimed at deepening personal and group awareness. For more information contact Angelo Lewis
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SERVICES
Provides financial assistance to youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The recipients use the funds for specific physical, emotional or psychological needs, for example a new pair of glasses, or a bus pass to get them to and from work prior to receiving their first paycheck. YES responds quickly and all donations go directly to youth. For more information, contact Carlos Nelson
A GR PHILLY COMMUNITY GROUP
Philadelphia, Once a month, Currently Virtual
A monthly community group for Philadelphia locals who have attended at least one GR conference. This group serves as a casual space for Philly locals to join with others in the GR community for connections, knowledge sharing, growth, mentorship, and education around GR ideology. For more info contact Lauren Levy.
THE ONGOING GROUP GROUP
Our group has explored freedom, authority, learning, responsibility, race, hierarchy, our roles in groups and our ability to adapt. The Ongoing Group Group members continue to experiment with different ways of consulting to and working with the group. We have been dedicated to the development of members' abilities to effectively consult to groups and intervene in groups. Members have shared leadership throughout the formation of the group, and we hope to continue the practice with new members.