Within the cones of the world's most ancient and largest trees, tiny Sequoia seeds will open with the heat of burning forest fires.
Whilst enduring this harsh exposure, new spaces are cleared, and the tiny seeds will root deeply into the freshly prepared earth. Over time, the seeds will grow into magnificent sheltering structures and, whilst depending on the growth of others, they will form and create a vast community of structures in which to survive and protect one another.
Seed of Sequoia is a vision whereby the tiny seeds of a sacred and holy theology can clear new spaces for tiny seeds to deeply root and grow into formidable shelters of love, kindness and acceptance, sheltering those who have been oppressed and harmed by the violence and abuse that happens behind closed doors throughout Ireland’s society.
This resource has been designed to be trauma sensitive with the hope that everyone who wishes to engage with the text and materials can do so with comfort.
“It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.”
Corrymeela seeks to lead a 'faith movement of compassion, courage and hope' in which no one is excluded on the grounds of gendered discrimination and violence.
We believe in a God, compassionate and loving, who abhors violence and injustice against women and those on the margins of faith communities. Thus, we seek to be alongside faith leaders and churches to support those who are experiencing domestic and sexual violence within their communities.
We seek to explore study materials, liturgical resources to deepen our understanding of persistent structural issues that contribute to the continuum of gendered violence, towards a vision for a society free from discrimination and harms.
“We will listen, however painful the hearing...until there is not one last woman remaining who is a victim of violence.”