Rooted in Jesus’s radical teachings of nonviolence, this eight-week program takes participants through explorations from self-focused nonviolence to what nonviolence can look like on a national or global scale. Our faith calls us to respond to being peace for this world. Our faith calls us to move from indifference to action.
Listen to Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., as he calls us to do our part.
This program will guide us in understanding nonviolence both on local and global levels. Through prayer, mind- and heart-opening readings and videos, spiritual exercises, dialogue, and invitations to action, participants will have a clearer understanding of how their involvement to a more peaceful world makes a difference - and how faith strengthens us in our resolve to do so.
Student Rate: $40, use code Peace at checkout
Cost includes book and immersion experience
Rest in Hope is an afternoon retreat of peace and reflection. Responding to the sacred call to care of loved ones, neighbors, and community often pulls away from our own self-care. This retreat is specifically designed for those in service of others yearning to renew mind, body, and spirit. Come and rest in a place of hope and rejuvenation so that you can be hope to those you serve. The afternoon includes a nutritious lunch, an insightful message from an inspirational leader and retreat workshops to rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.
JustFaith Ministry: A Formation Experience Rooted in the Justice Tradition and Articulated by the Scriptures. Transformed People. Transformed Church. Transformed World.
For more than 18 years, JustFaith Ministries has worked alongside faith, campus, and church leaders by providing them resources and tools to explore the call to work for social justice from a faith lens. Based on Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, JustFaith has developed programs that help us live out Jesus's radical call for all of us to respond to be in right relationship with all God’s children.
The programs of Just Faith guide us in seeing Jesus through the eyes of those who hunger, who are homeless, who are discriminated against, and who are imprisoned. Guided by Jesus's teaching I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ (Matthew 25:35-40), JustFaith programs moves us from awareness of social justice issues to transformation that compels us to compassionate action.
We welcome Jack Jezreel, creator of JustFaith Ministries and author of A New Way to Be Church, with his powerful testimony and vision of realizing God’s healing presence in the world. Come listen to his inspirational message of how JustFaith programs help ministries develop an environment that nurtures new understanding and engagement in the radical, Biblical sense of compassion and social responsibility.
Registration is with JustFaith Ministries. Please register here: www.justfaith.org/grand-rapids-workshop
The loving-kindness meditation is based on metta, the Pali term for unconditional friendliness, or loving-kindness, and is a form of blessing/meditation practice. It is sourced in the Buddhist tradition, yet versions of it are found in many spiritual traditions, including Judaism and Celtic Christianity. It is an interspiritual practice that supports many theologies.
Metta is a sitting meditation/prayer form and takes us through six levels of blessing: one's self, benefactors, loved ones, neutral others, difficult others, and ultimately wishing all earthly beings and creatures safety and happiness. This practice opens our hearts to ourselves and others in profound ways.
Take a listen to this personal invitation from Spiritual Guide Janice Lundy, DMin, and facilitator for Loving-Kindness Meditation.
At this Tuesday Tabletalk, Hearing Young Wisdom Interfaith Voices, listen and learn from a panel of voices of young leaders from diverse faith traditions and worldviews. All under the age of 16, they gather to share their stories of faith and their hopes for the future of our community. Let us listen for the wisdom that comes from their lived experiences and the lessons they can gently teach us.
Join us for dinner, civil conversation, and a celebration of youth wisdom.
Tuesday Tabletalk is a collaboration between Kaufman Interfaith Institute and Dominican Center. It is a program that meets at the intersection of a shared meal and conversation
Cost: $25.00 / $10.00 for students, use code StudentTabletalk at checkout (includes vegetarian meal)