I’m not religious.
But last year we were living with my child’s grandparents, who are.
One Sunday I realized that it wasn’t the denomination or type of religion that was important, but the connection to Spirit. So I started listening to the sermon with them periodically, to see what I could glean in terms of inspiration.
Last weekend was Easter Sunday for many Christians around the world (not all – Orthodox Easter is this coming Sunday) and I decided to listen to an online sermon (by Rev. Derick A. Richards).
The topic was Resurrection vs Resuscitation and the main theme was this:
In order to receive the new, we need to let go of the old.
Life in general was cited – given our pandemic experience and waiting for things to go back to normal – among other examples.
It got me thinking about organizational commitment to EDI and how easy it is to miss the point that there are some things (possibly many) that we have to let go of- stop doing/remove.
Letting go of these allows for the creation of a space that truly values difference, and acknowledges power dynamics and marginalization – in service to equity, inclusion and belonging.
Not just a commitment in word, but in action.
PS. If you are interested in listening to the sermon by Rev. Derick A. Richards that I am referencing, you can find it here (starting at minute 47:34)