Participants will engage these questions together and in collaboration with three local organizations committed to social and ecological justice and putting spiritual, ethical principles into practice. Come share stories and network with others seeking to align values and action.
Launched in 2013, Green Card Voices’ (GCV) mission is to share various stories of our nation’s 40 million immigrants and put a human face to the current immigration debate. Simply, GCV hopes to introduce immigrants to their neighbors.
Luke’s gospel tells more stories about women than the other gospels, but women’s place in Luke and Acts warrants a suspicious feminist eye. What place do women have in the early Christian communities? What about the women who labor with Paul as coworkers, deacons, and apostles in his missionary world? How do these sacred canonical texts contribute to claiming equal place for women in our churches today? Joan Mitchell, CSJ, facilitated this series.
To create the Nine Gates scrolls, Bob Schmitt chose spiritual gates or thresholds that resonated most with his own experience: longing, abandonment, rage, emptiness, compassion, unbridled joy, oneness and delusion. In this blend of ancient materials and forms, Bob transforms the aesthetic of the traditional Chinese scrolls into digital internal landscapes.
These photographs were made in light of ancient texts and those of our communities and earth suffering from a changing climate. They are images of ecological lament and fragile vitality that invite an earth-formed perspective on narrative and justice in the age of climate crisis.
In “The Soul of the Living Universe” we will explore, re-imagine, and embody a new unifying Christian story of the cosmos. Delio’s brilliant lectures will be enhanced by embodied performance of the universe’s evolution directed by Emily Jarrett Hughes. Osseous Stirrings, a photography exhibition by Emilie Bouvier inspired by “dry bones” narratives from Genesis and Ezekiel, speaks of ecological lament and fragile vitality. This conference invites the creative expression of all participants as we move together to embody our role as co-creator, participant in the unfolding of life.
What is the unbreakable, indestructible essence inside each of us that the art of dance seeks to reveal? Dancer-choreographer Maureen Fleming searches for an understanding of this internal and universal dimension through her installation featuring photography by Lois Greenfield, Christopher Odo, Spencer Tunic and Fleming.
In three experiential sessions, we’ll explore the layers of meaning the word belonging evokes. Ted Bowman will facilitate the sessions, using prompts, guided discussions, and invited guest poets and singers.
Come hear Gilbert draw on her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. Whether you hope to write a book, make art, or simply live more expansively in the world, she offers powerful insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration as well as the attitudes, approaches, and habits that support a creative life.
Come engage with scholar and former science teacher Elizabeth Johnson, Professor of Theology at Fordham University. Drawing from her book, Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love, she probes the meaning of creation in order to invigorate ethical behavior that cares for plants and animals with a passion integral to faith’s passion for the living God.