December 18

By: Abolition Advent Movement Mondays with Coke Tani

They shall build up the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations (excerpt from Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11).


Reflect with Coke Tani as we explore the intersections of Abolition, Racial Justice, and Disability 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: “You Are Not Alone” by Kevin Caplicki.
Used with permission CC BY-NC-ND
Find more at Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative


"You are interconnected to everyone, because the world doesn’t work without everyone…[Abolition requires] interconnectivity. We can’t do anything alone that’s worth it. Every that is worthwhile is done with other people. We are all necessary. We all have an essential part to play." – Mariame Kaba

Take Action

Abolition is liberation through solidarity.

  1. Learn more about the Emergency 504 Coalition sit-in and its practices of collective and intersectional liberation with this article and audio documentary.
  2. Take some time to journal or draw reflections on what you experienced of radically transformative interdependence in the movement meditation.  What does your experience show you/teach you about abolition?
Explore Sins Invalid Disability Justice Performance Project

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