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African spirituality is apart of us as a nation of black people and people of color.
However why is there so much misinformation and misunderstanding surrounding the practices?
We have Kharla Jean of
Wayom Tribe to answer the questions about African spirituality, and in particular the practice of Vodou.
Our history isn't just the Christian traditions only.
We need to look at our history as a whole.
We need to see those who practice different spiritual systems than ours as apart of us collectively.
We need not to fear our brothers and sisters, but understand why they practice their beliefs, and how it helps them in their everyday life.
The one thing that we must do is not to vilify or demonize others because of their heritage, history, and beliefs.
For too long we have held onto our prejudices and have mislabeled people because of our religious values and convictions.
Somehow we forgot to see people for who they are, and have missed a rich tradition that is us.
Instead we put the focus on what they do, what they believe, and where they come from.
We miss so much by not celebrating difference.
Seek to be a safe place for people in your belief system and life.
Be the bridge and not the barrier.
African spirituality is apart of us as a nation of black people and people of color. However why is there so much misinformation and misunderstanding surrounding the practices? We have Kharla Jean of Wayom Tribe to answer the questions about African spirituality, and in particular the practice of Vodou. Our history isn't just the Christian traditions only. We need to look at our history as a whole. We need to see those who practice different spiritual systems than ours as apart of us collectively. We need not to fear our brothers and sisters, but understand why they practice their beliefs, and how it helps them in their everyday life. The one thing that we must do is not to vilify or demonize others because of their heritage, history, and beliefs. For too long we have held onto our prejudices and have mislabeled people because of our religious values and convictions. Somehow we forgot to see people for who they are, and have missed a rich tradition that is us. Instead we put the focus on what they do, what they believe, and where they come from. We miss so much by not celebrating difference. Seek to be a safe place for people in your belief system and life. Be the bridge and not the barrier. read more read less

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