Advent starts the new Church year and the Church’s reading of Mark’s gospel, the first to be written, the closest to oral tradition, and the most audacious in remembering women’s leadership at key turning points.
The 2017 Fall Soul conference challenges us to enlarge our windows and shrink the walls in the boxes that keep us from one another. Come engage the rich and textured culture of the Twin Cities as we view selected documentaries about people behind headlines and travel bans—many with roots and paths in Minnesota,
Come learn tools and techniques for using the journal and the power of writing to tap into our innate abilities to help ourselves heal and restore wellness, and to begin to believe that we are not the problem, the problem is the problem.
Jamal Penjweny’s photographs of the Iraqi conflict have been published around the world. But at the peak of the conflict, frustrated that war was the world’s only lens on his country, he left photojournalism and began focusing on his artwork. To show another dimension of Iraq—its life and future and resilient people—he captures ordinary children, men and women, US and Iraqi soldiers all leaping into the air.
More Than a Single Story is a series of panel discussions/community conversations inspired by Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s powerful TED talk, The Danger of a Single Story, which shows how stereotypes are fostered when we treat one story of a people as their only story. Moderated by Carolyn Holbrook, the panels invite writers of color and indigenous writers to discuss issues of importance to them in their own words.
Men’s Spirituality: Men’s Journeys of Inner and Outer Courage: Exploring the Depths of Soul and Width of Spirit
In this two-part series, we’ll seek to gain greater clarity about what is true and what is false in our inner and outer lives. And we’ll support one another in weaving our growing inner awareness with a more authentic outer expression.
In this evening of conversation, music and poetry, Meg and Barbara will share their experiences and invite you to reflect on your own, as together we explore what it means to be both wise and courageously engaged today.
What is memoir, and how is it different from autobiography? What makes memoir spiritual? How can the practice of writing memoir, whether for an audience or no audience, support spiritual growth? We will start with the basics, using writing exercises, readings from master writers, and conversation.
The Welcoming Prayer is a simple and practical way to let go of the afflictive emotions that arise regularly. This is a discipline for daily life which originated through Centering Prayer as a supplemental practice.
In their new book Goddess and God in the World, pioneering feminist theologians Carol Christ and Judith Plaskow model a process not only for telling their stories but for critiquing and responding to each other’s reflections. We are invited to join them on a theological journey!