Rachel discusses with Rob Corcoran, author of Trustbuilding: An Honest Conversation on Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility, about the power of trustbuilding to transforming misunderstandings, prejudices and even ending violence between groups.
He shares how his work in Richmond, Virginia over several decades broke down barriers to interracial friendships and collaboration on projects illuminating and healing the city’s history of slavery.
He reflects on the spiritual underpinnings of the work in compassion and love.
Rob Corcoran is a trainer, facilitator, writer, racial healing practitioner and international consultant, who has led workshops and dialogues among diverse and polarized groups across North America and in Europe, South America, Indian, South Africa and Australia. From 2006 to 2016, he served as US National Director of initiatives of Change International, a global network of people of all faiths, and social backgrounds dedicated to building bridges of trust across racial, religious, political and class lines. In 1993, he founded Hope in the Cities, the Initiatives of Change national flagship program based in Richmond, Virginia. His book, Trustbuilding: An Honest Conversation on Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility is about this journey and the process. He was co author of a dialogue guide for President Clinton’s Race initiative and he consulted with the WK Kellogg Foundation in the creation of its national truth, racial healing and transformation enterprise. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Collective Healing program of the UNESCO Routes of Enslaved People project, a collaboration with the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace; and on the National Episcopal Church’s Advisory Committee for Beloved Community Implementation.
Rachel Mann, Ph.D., is a sacred activist, social scientist, healer and spiritual mentor. Learn more at https://www.rachelmannphd.com
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