Building on our connected, common humanity, this intensive formation experience will invite us toward a deeper lived experience of justice and mercy by connecting with contemplative prayer, study, and listening; expanding our understanding of sacred wisdom as it is found within us, within those of cross cultures and within the narrative of human suffering. As we move closer to sacred wisdom, we begin to foster a more active presence; advancing social justice both locally and globally.
Martin Luther King knew that God and God alone gives us the interior resources to bear the burdens and tribulations of life, especially those that come as we fulfill our call to serve others and stand for what is right in this world. Had he not known how to move from action back into prayer - how to tap into a deeper Source than mere human activism - we would have lost him to fear and discouragement; the forces of evil would have prevailed, at least for a little while longer.
- Ruth Haley Barton, Author
MLK Jr. and the Soul of Leadership
All faith traditions and all holders of sacred wisdom are rooted in their commitment to social justice and to those living on the margins of society. The givens of our faith include being good stewards of the earth, empowering the vulnerable to live with dignity, and standing in integrity with all peoples. Foundations in Wisdom seeks to transform our inner wisdom so that acts of compassion and service are constantly strengthened.
This spiritual formation experience guides participants toward a deeper understanding that will awaken and strengthen a commitment to justice.
- Companion with wisdom teachers who came before us - Dorothy Day, Howard Thurman, Monseñor Oscar Romero, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Teresa de Avila, St. Francis of Assisi.
- Companion with wisdom teachers still with us - Richard Rohr, Joan Chittister, Malala Yousafzai, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Margaret Benefiel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Pope Francis, Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Pema Chödrön, Don Goergen, OP.
- Companion with prophetic wisdom yet to come.
- Journey near and far to witness and participate in the work of those making a difference in the lives of others.
- Develop resources for cultivating the practices of meditation and contemplation in today’s world.
- Share one’s story and have one’s story be heard through the art of holy listening and conversation.
Saturdays, 9:30am - 4:30pm
- September 21, 2019
- October 19, 2019
- November 16, 2019
- December 14, 2019
- January 25, 2020
- February 22, 2020
- March 21, 2020
- April 25, 2020
- May 16, 2020
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