From her new book, The Way of Tea and Justice: Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage From its Violent Past, Stevens will offer insights into the roots of oppression and how we can help heal this deep brokenness.
This is a unique opportunity to discover how the dynamic founder of the Magdalene Program, Thistle Farms, and Chaplain of Vanderbilt University’s experiences and transformational stories of oppression affect the growing movement of women’s freedom and our own spiritual lives.
Stevens will explore how tea is connected to love, justice, and healing in the world. The afternoon’s participants will experience how the sharing of tea helps us dream of justice for women globally while proclaiming love as the most powerful force for social change.
Rev. Becca Stevens is a nationally acclaimed speaker having been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, ABC, and The New York Times. She is the author of 9 books, been recognized by the White House, is a 2011 Champion of Change to End Domestic Violence, and was awarded the TJ Martell, Lifetime Humanitarian Award, 2015.
The Magdalene program is a residential community for women, survivors of sexual abuse, domestic abuse, addiction, prostitution, & trafficking. Thistle Farms is a self-supporting program, which employs nearly 50
Magdalene residents to help survivors gain skills, work experience, and earn an income with a line of natural body care products, a paper and sewing studio, the Thistle Stop Café, and the Shared Trade initiative linking 14 women’s social enterprises around the globe.
Thistle Farms/Magdalene offers monthly educational workshops and has welcomed over 1,200 people from over 100 cities in the last two years interested in learning about their social enterprise and residential program. Currently Thistle Farms works with women’s cooperatives in Rwanda, Ecuador, Kenya and Ghana.
Thistle Farms products will be available to purchase at the event and tax-deductible donations are appreciated to help fund the Magdalene/Thistle Farms that operates without government funding.