This e-course will explore the transformation of suffering as an evolutionary and transformative process in and through the divine/human experience — Christ in as, as us. The content will include excerpts from various Thomas Keating videos and writings, the wisdom of numerous contemplative witnesses and the practice of Visio Divina with the crucifix images of artist William Congdon.
Mindful Christianity is spiritual practice in the service of engagement with the quest for social and environmental justice. By seeing clearly what is, we can begin working on what ought to be. The mystical knowledge of God leads to a life of compassion and activism.
You are welcome to sign up for this series any time before the beginning of Lent on March 1, 2017. After you do, you will find in your account an archive of the mailings sent so far, and you can read them online or resend them to yourself.
Peter Block in a frequently quoted speech went on to say: “Maybe.. listening creates the speaking. Maybe citizens create leaders, maybe employees create bosses, maybe students create teachers and children create parents. Maybe the purpose of problem solving is to build relationships.” This is all to say that we do have the power to make monumental changes and that one of the ways is by hearing from one another.
Join us for an evening of discovery and reflection. Marianne Borg and Kim Stafford will frame the evening. Kim Stafford, author of dozens of books of poetry and prose, professor at Lewis and Clark College and director of the Northwest Writing Institute is with us to help us see again. And recognize anew that ours are days of awe and wonder.
Please, save the date for the next Student Christian Movement-USA Leadership Training Program on the theme “Resisting Empire” to be held in the Bay Area on March 23-26, 2017. If you are a campus minister, please makes sure you advertise this with your students. A flyer is attached.