Minister Cherri MurphyMinister Cherri’s spiritual practice is informed by Black and ancestral traditions, the wisdom of interrelatedness, grassroots organizing, and spiritual and social justice thought partners. She has made academic and pastoral presentations on improving racial disparities at the intersections of economic justice, and public safety. In 2021, she was a guest speaker at the Othering and Belonging Institute conference in Berkeley –– one of the largest annual conferences for progressive political activists and leaders.

Minister Cherri has written several pieces, including a popular Op-Ed called “Uber bought itself a law.” She has also shared numerous opinions on workers’ rights on local and major media networks. In 2020, she was given the Discount Legacy Award, which nationally recognized her as an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and contributed significantly to the United States’ low-wage workers’ rights movements.

Growing up in Virginia, Minister Cherri was raised in the Black Prophetic Tradition. She earned her Master of Divinity from the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) – Berkeley School of Theology (BST) in 2017, where she is now a promising doctoral candidate. A good troublemaker, she identifies as a Black Queer woman.

“Treat and move your feet”

One of Minister Cherri’s favorite Science of Mind principles is “Treat and move your feet” which references our practice of prayer. This phrase points to the spiritual imperative to stand for bold policies that address the most effective strategies to solve violent crime while simultaneously prioritizing the investment in policies that address poverty. We must treat and move our feet, yielding to our spiritual compass to embody a greater understanding that our lives are linked as it makes clear our connection, oneness, and common humanity.

At the forefront of all of this, community outreach is a commitment to our own wholeness that involves action around solidarity building. Together, we must forge new possibilities that stop the violence, heal our souls, and reimagine safer communities. Come and join her in treating and moving our feet, calling in love through our willingness to learn new things and act on new insights.

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