The Sanctuaries in Washington, D.C is a diverse arts community with soul promoting spiritual growth and social change through the creative arts. I was lucky enough to be the Ministerial Resident in the summer of 2014, learning from Rev. Erik Martínez Resly and his amazing team of leaders. I believe the Sanctuaries is a model for 21st century spiritual community - connected in tradition, spiritually and racially diverse, and meeting the real needs of real people.