MICKY SCOTTBEY JONES

Micky is a perpetual learner, “justice doula”, consultant, facilitator, mama/sister/friend, nonviolence practitioner and contemplative activist living just south of Nashville, TN. After 10 plus years as a mother-baby specialist, trainer and author, she decided to shift back to earlier interests: theology and community development. She is a member of the co-learning community of NAIITS (North American Institute of Indigenous Theological Studies) and graduated with a Masters of Arts in Intercultural Studies.

Her early career included the cutthroat world of Contemporary Christian music, youth programming and community development through the YMCA and Rocketown (Nashville). Her special interests & scholarship include womanist & practical theology, the intersections of Black and Native American history and theology, the pursuit of shalom, faith-rooted organizing, intersectional justice, community formation, wholeness and  healing.

Now engaging groups through academic gatherings, conferences, blogs and podcasts on a wide variety of topics, Micky facilitates conferences, trainings and online conversations while exploring a variety of topics including self-care in community, healing justice, intersectionality, faith-rooted activism, revolutionary friendship, race & justice, and theology from the margins. She loves to curate contemplative and dialogic spaces and activities. Named one of the Black Christian leaders changing the world in Huffington Post, Micky is the Director of Healing Justice at Faith Matters Network. She is currently serving as an Associate Fellow for Racial Justice with Evangelicals for Social Action an activist-in-residence at Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, TN. She consults with a variety of people, projects and organizations as opportunities arise.

Micky believes in traveling the world while spreading revolutionary love, engaging in authentic conversations, and participating in transformative experiences – and mosti importantly – she never passes up a dance floor.

MY WORK INCLUDES:

organizing & activism

planning conferences, pilgrimages, workshops & gatherings

speaking, teaching & preaching

writing

interviews & panels

online conversations, book clubs, support groups

creating and nurturing community

consulting

SPEAKING & WRITING TOPICS INCLUDE:

healing justice

self-care in community

stress & burnout

contemplative activism

racial justice through an intersectional womanist framework

intercultural theology

revolutionary friendship

faith and justice

PARTNERSHIPS & CO-CONSIPATORS:

Faith Matters Network

Evangelicals for Social Action 

The Voices Project

Red Letter Christians

Movies and Meaning Festival

Wild Goose Festival

 

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CONNECT

Email: iammickyjones@gmail.com

Facebook: facebook.com/msjspeaks

Instagram: @ELECTRIC_LADY_MSJ

Twitter: @iammickyjones

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