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November 2017

Ecology Is the Heart of Theology

In a three-part, multi-media lecture series, pro-future evangelist, eco-theologian, TEDx speaker and best-selling author of “Thank God For Evolution” Rev. Michael Dowd will emphasize not only that climate is changing, but changing in ways that cannot be denied and must be addressed by humans as people of God, nature, history and, ultimately, the future.

This event is free of charge, but seating is limited. Please reserve at dniswo25@aol.com or 630-416-8393.

Start:
November 3, 2017 7:30 PM
End:
November 4, 2017 1:00 PM
Location:
Koten Chapel in Kiekhofer Hall on the North Central College Campus
329 E. School St.
Naperville IL United States
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Free

Ignatian Spirituality for Everyday Life By Margaret Silf

Five hundred years ago, following a debilitating injury sustained in a futile battle, a young Basque soldier named Inigo Lopez — and later known as Ignatius Loyola — began a journey of self-discovery and transformation that is remarkably relevant to our lives in the 21st century. The cannon ball that shattered his leg also triggered a radical conversion in his heart. During a prolonged and painful convalescence at Loyola, a very frustrated Inigo had time to reflect on his life and what he intended to do with it. For countless contemporary spiritual pilgrims his insights have been life-changing, beyond anything even he — a great dreamer of dreams — could have imagined.

Start:
November 6, 2017
End:
December 1, 2017
Location:
Online
Register:
$59.95

How to be compassionate in urban society

This course aims to meet participants where they are in their lives—to explore all aspects of city life and to examine how by working with our attitudes and habits we can find countless ways to transform whatever we meet into an opportunity to become more free, happy and compassionate.

Start:
November 6, 2017
End:
December 10, 2017
Location:
Online
Register:
$95

Sacred Revolution with Diana Butler Bass and John Dominic Crossan

AwakeningSoul hosts spiritual gatherings offering a time of sanctuary, sustenance, and inspiration. We invite you to a Sacred Revolution – daring to understand and live the stories of our heritage in a new way, revitalizing our relationship with God and our world.

Start:
November 9, 2017
End:
November 12, 2017
Location:
Lutheridge - Asheville NC
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5-Day Intensive: The Reinvention of Work with Matthew Fox

Work is often at the heart of peoples’ identity and what they accomplish and give back in their lifetime. Whether it’s preparing for work (education), doing our work, or recovering from work, we leave our footprint on history by the work we undertake. Spiritual traditions the world over acknowledge the sacred dimension to a calling or vocation to work and many people search to hear such a calling. Given the many challenges of our time—and with ecological needs at the forefront—how well are we doing? How healthy are our professions at this time in history? Do they create or do they destroy? How can we improve them so that they truly serve future generations and the health of the planet? Our readings and discussions and occasional guests who have reworked their professions will examine these important questions. How do we infiltrate our work worlds with values that inspire sustainability? We will call on teachings from various spiritual traditions for their wisdom on work, its meaning and deeper purposes.

Start:
November 13, 2017
End:
November 17, 2017
Location:
Boulder CO United States
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Michael J. Cohen: Reconnecting with Nature (Environment, Spirituality)

Most of us have been conditioned to ignore more than fifty natural sensitivities that connect us with nature’s beauty, health, and regenerative ways. This ommission underlies our unhealthy stress and disorders. The Organic Psychology chapters and activities in this book help our fifty-three senses embrace natural systems. The systems, in turn, compost and transform industrial society’s pollution of our mind and body into personal, environmental, and spiritual well-being.

Start:
November 14, 2017 8:00 AM
End:
November 14, 2017
Location:
Online

What Color is Your Band-Aid?: Recognizing Systemic Oppression and Exclusion Experienced by Women of Color with Armenta Hinton, PhD

Dr. Hinton is the equity and title ix coordinator at Elizabethtown College. She is an active scholar/practitioner and presenter in the area of title ix, equity and diversity and inclusion with a broad range of experience that includes 15 years in Germany and England. Dr. Hinton’s scholarship focuses on leadership and sustainability of Historically Black Colleges and Universities post Fordice. Hinton is the co-editor of “Persistence and Memory,” a collection of essays on diversity with reflections written by Derald Wing Sue, and contributed a chapter to the book “Preserving HBCU’s Million Dollar Legacy”

Start:
November 15, 2017 8:00 AM
End:
November 15, 2017
Location:
Online

Seminary of the Wild – California

An Introduction to Nature-Based Authenticity and Wholeness

Seminary of the Wild was formed to help folks become more fully alive. It seeks to do that by helping folks move toward greater wholeness and authenticity by providing nature based experiences that help one to discover more deeply the fullness of their God-given identities.
Our own God-given nature has been created with astonishing resources, unrealized gifts and depths that most of us might not know exist until we discover how to access, cultivate, and integrate them into our daily lives.

Start:
November 30, 2017 11:00 AM
End:
December 2, 2017 1:00 AM
Location:
Ojai, California
PO BOX 428
Ojai CA United States
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Register:
$275