Colored Spirituality: The Centrality of Spirit Among Ethnic Minorities

Lillian Comas-Díaz

in The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199729920
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Colored Spirituality: The Centrality of Spirit Among Ethnic Minorities

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Spirituality is a way of life and a coping strategy for many people of color. Most ethnic minorities share a collective unconsciousness—a culturally relevant spirituality that helps them to struggle against oppression. Consequently, a colored spirituality is a culturally relevant syncretistic practice that focuses on cultural resilience, consciousness, and liberation. In this chapter, I present people of color's spirituality. I conclude by discussing what a colored spirituality offers to mainstream healing.

Keywords: people of color; spirituality; resilience; cultural consciousness; liberation

Article.  6473 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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