Sol&Res (Solidarity and Resistance) is a forthcoming online platform developed by Soulforce staff and volunteers. Sol&Res exists to connect, educate, and equip people through vigilant, nonviolent activism and analysis to challenge oppression rooted in fundamentalism.
For the month of November we are looking for articles and stories focused on how fundamentalism has influenced our ideas of care, particularly, self-care. What forms of care has fundamentalism centered and to the neglect of who or what? How has colonialism, under the guise of missionary work and salvation, impacted how we perform care? What would self-care look like if we rejected ‘selfishness’ or ‘pride’ as sinful? Respectively, how have the categories of ‘humility’, ‘hard work’, and ‘obedience’ been invoked to maintain power? Can we get beyond a subject ‘deserving’ of care, and if so, what language would be left? How do we reconcile with a history of capitalist, racist, patriarchal, and colonialist practice, while still discovering ways to love and empower ourselves?
Please keep article submissions under 1,000 words; longer pieces may be submitted as a series; article abstracts or suggestions under 300 words.
Further instructions and submissions at green submissions; please e-mail video, audio, toolkits, and other media files to jos @ soulforce dot com.