Fulcrum: Collaborative Research Initiative
The project taps into national and global trauma and the concomitant rise of fear and anxiety. These factors threaten character and require the formation of resilience and hope for sustainable well-being. We work with the research in spiritual practices, rituals, and community care models as ways of recalibrating the body in the aftermath of trauma toward well-being comprising the sustained development of character. Our starting point is the body because we understand that people are formed by what they do and how they do things. Our project will answer the question: What are the ways that character is built, strengthened, and transformed through embodied spiritual practices?
In January of this year, we established our first discovery group in conjunction with St. Peter Methodist Church in Liberia to study mechanisms of resilience with single mothers through narrative methodology. We are currently working on establishing additional discovery groups whose members are from marginalized communities.
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