We are a community-centered educational initiative on religion, culture and participatory democracy. We encourage a healing-centered approach to community-building that recognizes the interconnectedness of spirit, creativity and citizenship.
Our materials and programs are designed to support reconciliation, nonviolent social justice organizing and an appreciation for the value of indigenous and folk wisdom for contemporary times.
Spirit and Struggle is where we share stories and encouragement from global artistic, ritual and activist traditions. As our co-founder, Vincent Harding, loved to sing, “We Are Building Up A New World” – and we hope you who are visiting this site will take some strength and inspiration for the work ahead of us from the examples you find here.
In this 7-minute interview, Jerry Tello, director of the National Compadres Project, talks about his grandmother’s prayers for him when he was a boy and the way our elders and ancestors bless us through their li...