Pat McCabe

Pat McCabe, Woman Stands Shining, is of the Diné Nation (often known incorrectly as "Navajo), and was also adopted into the Lakota Spiritual way of Life.


She is a mother, grandmother, activist, artist, and international speaker. She identifies as a "radical bridger" of worlds and paradigms, with a focus on sharing from her own deep inquiry into Thriving Life Paradigm: "How do I become that being, that human, whose presence and way of being supports and causes all other life to Thrive?" She calls upon her lived experience from her indigenous cultures to make hypotheses and proposals to "Modern World Paradigm" as all of humanity is faced with its current crisis of relationship, with ourselves, with each other, and with the Earth. 

Find her at her website and on Facebook


Pat McCabe, Mujer que brilla de pie, pertenece a la nación diné (conocida erróneamente como “navajo”), y también fue adoptada en el camino espiritual lakota de la vida. Pat es madre, abuela, activista, artista y conferencista internacional. Se identifica como una “creadora radical de puentes” entre distintos mundos y paradigmas. Su labor se enfoca en compartir la profunda investigación que ha hecho de lo que ella llama el paradigma de la vida próspera: "¿Cómo me convierto en ese ser, ese humano, cuya presencia y forma de ser apoya y causa que toda la vida a su alrededor prospere?" Ella recurre a su propia experiencia desde las culturas indígenas en las que ha vivido para hacer hipótesis y propuestas al paradigma del mundo moderno, ya que toda la humanidad se enfrenta a su actual crisis de relación entre nosotros, con nosotros mismos y con la Tierra.

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Gathering the faithful and the secular: Cross-belief bridging for social justice and belonging
Faith leaders of many religions have long been at the forefront of movements for social justice, and yet are often overlooked in the stories and narratives we tell about those very fights. This is perhaps due to a longstanding discomfort and disconnect between secular justice leaders and those who are faith-based, despite the central role that religious belief and spiritual communities play in the lives of people of all backgrounds.
Panel 2 - On Good Conflict: What If We Called In, Rather Than Called Out?

Outrage and conflict have long offered an easy way to build political power for advocates on both the political right and left. While moral outrage is a critical motivator for change, being kept in a constant high state of tension and conflict by these forces has also served to divide us even further into smaller like-minded groups without the will or skill to courageously cross differences and build power for transformative social change.