The Braxton Institute fosters physical, emotional, and spiritual sanctuary for those building a more just, joyful and sustainable world.

“Whether you are an activist, a CEO, someone working in the helping and healing professions, or a family caregiver, the Braxton Institute exists for you.”

— Rev. Dr. Joanne Braxton


We  honor human ecology and diversity in all its forms- including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation, religious affiliation or lack thereof, income, and veteran status.

Knowing we may not always have eyes to see or ears to hear the many faces of oppression, we honor the voices and insights of women and people of color as primary sources of expertise in the work of justice and healing- locally, nationally, and globally. 

We give priority attention to the wisdom of individuals and communities who have historically been, and continue to be, marginalized and displaced.



Upcoming Events

Incarceration, Spirituality, and Justice-making

February 22, 2018
Washington, DC

Join us for a dynamic, participatory community dialogue that brings together diverse voices with wide-ranging expertise to engage deeply with the realities of incarceration, racism, and the work of collective healing & justice-making.

Learn more here.


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