Meet Belvie Rooks

Belvie Rooks is Co-Founder of Growing a Global Heart. She is a writer, educator and producer whose work weaves the worlds of spirituality, feminism, ecology and social justice in tree-growing ways around the planet. You might find out through Google that she is a former board member of Bioneers, The Urban Habitat Program, Positive Futures/Yes Magazine but that would barely scratch the surface. She is currently Chair of the Ella Baker Centre for Human Rights and a board member of the Institute for Noetic Sciences (IONS), not to mention core faculty for Holy Names University’s Culture and Spirituality programme.  Again this tells little.  She is an author whose works have appeared in Sacred Poems and Prayers in the Praise of Life, edited by Mary-Ford Grabowsky (Doubleday),in  The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult  by Alice Walker (Scribner); My Soul is a Witness: African Women’s Spirituality (Beacon Press), and still that is only a hint. Belvie Rooks is healing the wounds of slavery, planting trees along the slave routes, doing workshops with intergenerational Family Constellations work between slave owner families and African-American slaves, healing place and peoples. Tracing her origins from the Portuguese slave castles of Ghana to contemporary North American society, we are fortunate to have her wisdom and creative presence honouring indigenous worlds..


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