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BLACK, BROWN AND BLUE

This past Sunday, close to 100 people came together to discuss issues concerning structural racism.  At the end of our discussion, several resources and other opportunities were mentioned for anyone who would like to dig deeper into these issues.  Read on for all the details. Upcoming events (as shared by “Black, Brown and Blue” participants at the conversation on 11/8/15…

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SPIRITUALITY REAWAKENED

On Sunday, October 25 Andrea Dutt spoke about her faith journey, and how she was doing work as an activist in issues of justice, yet somehow feeling like something was missing. After doing an online search for “action and contemplation”, she discovered Richard Rohr’s Living School for Action & Contemplation (see website link below), and it became a transformational, life-giving…

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Society, Faith and Beauty

On Sunday, Emily Bartlett, local massage therapist and photographer, facilitated a discussion on beauty.  We explored the difference between what society thinks is beautiful and what God thinks is beautiful.  It was a beautiful and vulnerable conversation.  To start our evening, she showed a video highlighting the kind of pressure that is put on women to look a certain way.…

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The Beauty of Creation

Matthew Dorning, of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, shared a prayer by St. Basil as a way to prepare us for our conversation about icons and worship.  It was so good we had to share it with all of you who couldn’t make it on Sunday. The marvelous perfection of creation, where everything fits and works together to bring about God’s…

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Benedictine Rest Exercise

As a follow up to our recent The Open Table gathering on Benedictine rest, Jon Bowles of Beggar’s Table Church asked us to consider the following to gauge how balanced our lives are: The Benedictines divide their lives into 4 quadrants: work, community, prayer, and rest. As a way to assess how balanced we are, think through an average week…

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A Jewish Prayer

At a recent interfaith discussion, Rabbi Jacques sent us off with the following. This is a good reminder that we have much to learn from one another, and can be inspired by people of other faith. Rav Ammi (Third Century, Tiberius), May you live to see your world fulfilled. May your destiny be for worlds still to come, and may…

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