Self-Care in Times of Social Tension

by Rev. Jamaal Williams. The Front Porch, June 3, 2020.

This pastoral letter provides hope and self-care ideas for when the trauma of racism becomes too much to bear.


spiritual encouragement; scripture and theology that reference self-care; ideas for spiritual, mental, physical and emotional health

Best For

Black churches and congregations working toward racial justice



Suggested Uses

  • Find hope and rest from racial injustice by sharing this letter and practicing its self-care recommendations.
  • Discover the theological support for self-care and find comfort in God's care.

About the Contributor

McKenzie Scott Lewis

McKenzie Scott Lewis is the director of the Center's northwest office in Crown Point and serves congregations in the northwest portion of the state. A Baptist minister, writer and educator, McKenzie brings energy and experience to engage listeners from all walks of life.

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