December 11

By: Abolition Advent Movement Mondays with Coke Tani

Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. Then the glory of the Holy One shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together... (excerpt from Isaiah 40:1-11)


“It is our dreams that point the way to freedom.” – Audre Lorde

Reflect with Coke Tani as we explore the intersections of Abolition, Racial Justice, and Trans/Nonbinary Justice

Every Monday during Advent, Join the Movement’s Abolition Advent Artist Coke Tani will offer a way of engaging our intersectional focus and Advent scriptures with embodied spiritual practices. Each Movement Monday video includes suggestions for modifying the movements to make them accessible for your body. The transcript for the video is available below.


Access a transcript of the video here.

Coke Tani is a liberatory spiritual director, body memoirist and teaching artist. She holds an MSW, MFA and MDiv, and can be found on Instagram: @CokeTani, Facebook: @Coke.Tani and at


You can also meditate with the podcast version of our Monday Movement practices!
Listen to the reflection on all major podcast apps in our “UCC Cast” feed- every Monday morning this Advent.
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Artwork: “Esperanza” by Melanie Cervantes.
Used with permission CC BY-NC-ND
Find more at Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative


“Abolitionists understand the stakes of injustice and inequality better than anyone. But rather than surrender themselves to despair, abolitionists maintain a profound commitment to radical change…At the center of abolitionist thinking is the belief that the future of the world is never limited to the present.” - Mo Torres

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