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Voice, Creativity + Culture
We aim to shift dominant narratives about race, class, gender and ethnicity and build radical solidarity and empathy through voice, creativity and culture. We support art, media, and cultural criticism that challenge injustice like Firelight Media and the Critical Minded Initiative. We invest in visionaries like the Poor People’s Campaign and Bend the Arc who use faith, spiritual, and cultural practices to seed social transformation and spiritually rooted movements for change.
Courtesy of Firelight Media
As part of our Voice, Creativity and Culture portfolio, we aim to shift dominant narratives about race, class, gender and ethnicity and repair breaches in our social fabric. We invest in art, entertainment and media that challenges stereotypes and tells more inclusive stories through partners like Firelight Media.
Bend the Arc
As part of our Voice, Creativity and Culture portfolio, we support visionary initiatives, organizations, and leaders who use faith and spiritual practices to transform our culture and seed social, gender, and racial justice. Partners like the Bend the Arc Jewish Action are building spiritually rooted movements for transformative change.
We recognize the power of storytelling and the arts to reflect and sustain traditions, languages, history, hopes, dreams and truths across generations. By raising the voices of poets and prophets, artists, spiritual leaders and culture shapers to shift the dominant narratives about race, class, gender and ethnicity, we can expand our collective capacity for radical empathy. We encourage voices and values that challenge imbalanced power dynamics and expand racial and economic justice.
Through the Voice, Creativity, and Culture portfolio, NCF supports innovative ideas and portfolios that:
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- Artistic Practice: Support arts organizations with a deep commitment to social justice and shift perspectives by supporting new narratives that nurture empathy, understanding and a culture of shared responsibility.
- Storytelling Strategies: Support different modes of storytelling — journalistic, critical and strategic — that contribute to social justice, hold the powerful accountable, and envision a world with respect and empathy at its core.
- Moral Action: Support religious and spiritually grounded activists and organizations who advocate for social justice and democratic values and shift perspectives by advancing new narratives of radical empathy and shared responsibility.
- Spiritual Practices: Support spiritual, cultural, artistic, and contemplative practices that nurture the creativity, resilience, empathy, and healing of activists, organizations, and leaders advancing social change.
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