Wednesdays, October 12, 19, and 26, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 pm
A peaceful world will only be when we can see beyond the boundaries of “us” and “them” and me and you-to one self, and to that self be true. Who here would cut their own arm? Or starve their own child? Or let any part of themselves be harmed or defiled? We may still have a little while to fly our flags on this garden isle-as it pirouettes through the Milky Way. But maybe not, who can say?
What ethical principles drive our thoughts and interactions on current issues? Ethics comes in more than one stripe. Ken Wilber’s integral paradigm and principles from the Arbinger Institute’s Anatomy of Peace will help illuminate the subtle ways we all get trapped in boxes of our own making that undermine our best intentions to actually be inclusive. Over a 3-week period, we’ll reflect on not only how we get stuck but how we can get un-stuck so that we can engage in more authentic conversation with others who have very differing views.
With readings and experiential work, this practical, transformative series will engage your intellect, emotions, passion for justice, and spirit.
Mari Ann Graham is an associate professor at University of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas School of Social Work and a consociate member of the Sisters of St. Joseph Community. An engaging presenter, she teaches graduate and doctoral level courses in social work and Holistic Health Studies and was the Interim Diversity Officer for the University of St. Thomas for several years.