Resources on Contemplative Approaches to Social Justice
*Note, some of these articles require a subscription for access to full article or the need to go through UNC Libraries.
Berila, B. (2014). Contemplating the effects of oppression: Integrating mindfulness into diversity classrooms. The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry, 1(1), 55-68. https://journal.contemplativeinquiry.org/index.php/joci/article/view/5
Berila, B. (2016). Integrating mindfulness into anti-oppression pedagogy: Social justice in higher education. New York, NY: Routledge.
Bhattacharya, K., & Cochrane, M. (2017). Assessing the authentic knower through contemplative arts-based pedagogies in qualitative inquiry. The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry, 4(1), 47-70. https://journal.contemplativeinquiry.org/index.php/joci/article/view/76
Bhattacharya, K., & Payne, R. (2016). Mixing mediums, mixing selves: Arts-based contemplative approaches to border crossings. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 29(9), 1100-1117. doi: 10.1080/09518398.2016.1201163
Black Lives Matter. (2018). Healing in action: A toolkit for Black lives matter, healing justice & direct action. https://blacklivesmatter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/BLM_HealingAction_r1.pdf
Boyce, Barry, et al. “When Mindfulness and Racism Intersect.” Mindful, 30 May 2020, www.mindful.org/povmindfulnessforall/.Coutant, L., & Caldwell, K. (2017). The mindful campus: Organizational structure and culture. The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry 4(1). 229-249. https://journal.contemplativeinquiry.org/index.php/joci/article/view/124
Decety, J., & Yoder, K. J. (2016). Empathy and motivation for justice: Cognitive empathy and concern, but not emotional empathy, predict sensitivity to injustice for others. Social Neuroscience, 11(1), 1-14.
Dillard, C., & Okpalaoka, C. (Eds.). (2013). Engaging culture, race, and spirituality: New visions. New York: Peter Lang.
Eppert, C. (2013). Awakening education: Toward a rich tapestry of mindful and contemplative engagement for social/environmental transformation. In J. Ling, E. Brantmeier, & R. Oxford (Eds.), Embodied pathways to wisdom and transformation. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
Godbee, B., Ozias, M., & Tang, J. (2015). Body Power Justice: Movement-Based Workshops for Critical Tutor Education. The Writing Center Journal, 34(2), 61-112. http://www.jstor.org.sandiego.idm.oclc.org/stable/43442806
Gorski, P. (2015). Relieving burnout and the “martyr syndrome” among social justice education activists: The implications and effects of mindfulness. The Urban Review, 47, 696–
Helmer, K. (2014). Disruptive practices: Enacting critical pedagogy through meditation, community building, and explorative spaces in a graduate course for pre-service teachers. The Journal of Classroom Interaction, 49(2), 33-40. http://www.jstor.org.sandiego.idm.oclc.org/stable/44735702
Hick, S. F. & Furlotte, C. (2009). Mindfulness and social justice approaches: Bridging the mind and society in social work practice. Canadian Social Work Review, 26(1), 5-24.
Kahane, D. (2009). Learning about obligation, compassion, and global justice: The place of contemplative pedagogy. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 118, 49-60.
King, Ruth. Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the inside Out. Sounds True, Inc., 2018.
Kwah, H. (2018). Buddhist and arts-based practices for addressing racial oppression: Building upon Cleveland and Tobin’s mindfulness in education. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 12. doi: 10.1007/s11422-018-9898-5
Mindful Leader. “Resources to Help You Deepen Your Understanding of Racism.” Mindful Leader, 9 June 2020. www.mindfulleader.org/blog/41279-resources-to-help-you-deepen-your.
Napora, L. (2017). A contemplative look at social change: Awareness and community as foundations for leading. The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry, 4(1), 187-205. https://journal.contemplativeinquiry.org/index.php/joci/article/view/132
Nicole, Candice. (2017). On Erica Garner and Healing Racial Trauma. Sex, Social Justice, Leadership, Love. http://drcandicenicole.com/2018/01/on-erica-garner-and-healing-racial-trauma/
Petty, S. (Ed.). (2017). Social Justice, Inner Work & Contemplative Practice. Initiative for Contemplative Equity & Action Journal. Vol. 1., No. 1, July 2017. http://www.contemplativemind.org/files/ICEA_vol1_2017.pdf
Suttie, Jill, et al. “How to Fight Racism Through Inner Work.” Greater Good, 26 Sept. 2019, https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_fight_racism_through_inner_work