Waking Up in the World: Live with Love & Purpose in an Age of Disruption
Sep
24
to Oct 3

Waking Up in the World: Live with Love & Purpose in an Age of Disruption

Online

soundstrue.com/store/waking-up-world/optin-access

Over 10 days, experience transformative sessions with 30 of the most inspiring social visionaries & spiritual teachers of our time. Featuring:

  • Van Jones

  • Glennon Doyle

  • Marianne Williamson

  • Parker Palmer

  • Valarie Kaur

  • Joanna Macy

  • Matthew Fox

  • Fr. Richard Rohr

  • Andrew Harvey

  • and others!

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Richmond, Virginia Poor People's Hearing
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Richmond, Virginia Poor People's Hearing

  • First Unitarian Universalist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Richmond, VA

facebook.com/events/678716849174641/

In this electoral season, politicians will be forces to listen to those who have been traditionally left out of the electoral process in this country; they will learn about the power of a new and unsettling force that is organizing across this country, and they will hear our demands! 

We will not let another election cycle go by where politicians can run for office without talking out systemic racism, including voter suppression the attacks on immigrant and native communities, and the mass criminalization and incarceration of our communities; without talking about systemic poverty and the necessity of programs of social uplift; without talking about the war economy and ecological devastation that are blighting our people and the places we live; without talking about the distorted moral narrative that ignores the needs of the people.

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Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

The Sacred Enneagram Workshop

Maple Grove, MN

gravitycenter.com/event/the-sacred-enneagram-workshop-msp

An Exploratory Enneagram Workshop in Maple Grove, Minnesota The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth An Exploratory Workshop with Chris Heuertz

Have you ever asked yourself the quintessential human question of identity, “Who am I?” Most of us spend a lifetime trying to figure out who we are and how we relate to others and God. Unfortunately, in the process of forming an identity, we succumb to building up lies and illusions around our sense of self…

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Allentown/Bethlehem, PA
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Allentown/Bethlehem, PA

Allentown/Bethlehem, PA

votecommongood.com/events/allentown-pennsylvania/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Lancaster, PA
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Lancaster, PA

Lancaster, PA

votecommongood.com/events/lancaster-pennsylvania/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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You Are Welcome Here
Oct
4
to Oct 5

You Are Welcome Here

Denver, CO

welcomeyawh.org/2018-conference

“Our desire in creating this conference was to not only provide a safe space for folks in the present day, but to also inspire and equip folks to create spaces like these in faith communities where the inclusion and affirmation of LGBTQIA+ folks is in process or virtually nonexistent. As we look toward the future, it is our hope that we would be able to provide support and guidance for those who wish to create LGBTQIA+ affirming spaces within their faith communities. We also aspire to become an organization that aids in providing scholarships, trainings, and other opportunities for LGBTQIA+ folks within the surrounding communities.”

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Oct
5
to Oct 7

Grateful: The Radical Practice for Personal and Political Transformation

Abiquiu, NM

www.ghostranch.org

Based on her new book, Grateful, Diana Butler Bass explores the spiritual practices of thanksgiving. Looking at gratitude as both a transforming emotion and a radical ethical practice, she takes us on a journey that enables us to discover gratitude as both resilience and resistance.

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Oct
5
to Oct 6

The Enneagram & Contemplative Spirituality

Kansas City, MO

gravitycenter.com/event/enneagram-contemplative-spirituality-avila-university

Phileena and Chris Heuertz will be joining Contemporary Spirituality for two days for this public event. On Friday evening, Chris and Phileena will share their story, engage the audience in a question and response time, and be available for book signing. On Saturday, Chris will teach on the Enneagram and Phileena will facilitate a spiritual practice for the group.

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Liberating Theologies
Oct
6
8:30 AM08:30

Liberating Theologies

Charlotte, NC

eventbrite.com/e/liberating-theologies-speaker-series-tickets-48378028987

The Liberating Theologies Conference, presented by The Freedom Center for Social Justice, is a one-day experience exploring varying theologies with an emphasis on liberation and inclusion for the oppressed and marginalized.

The Liberating Theologies Conference is an extension of The Freedom Center for Social Justice's Do No Harm Initiative, which asks faith leaders in North Carolina to commit to doing no harm through interpretation of Holy Text or other religious writing. There is a particular focus on harm caused on the basis of sexual orientation, gender expression, race and/or faith tradition.

Do No Harm exists to create cultural shifts across the state of North Carolina, especially as it relates to faith communities and inclusion for the LGBTQ community.  

There is a need in North Carolina to make a bold statement about intersectional justice and the importance of restorative justice for those in the LGBTQ community who have been ostracized and even banished from the church. Liberating Theologies seeks to uplift diverse religious narratives in support of the LGBTQ community.

This inaugural conference is held in partnership with Union Theological Seminary of New York and in honor of Reverend Dr. James H. Cone, the renowned founder of Black Liberation Theology.

Theologies to be explored include:
Black Liberation Theology
Queer Theology
Activist Theology

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Morgantown/Parkersburg, WV
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Morgantown/Parkersburg, WV

Morgantown/Parkersburg, WV

votecommongood.com/events/morgantown-parkersburg-west-virginia/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Huntingtown, WV
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Huntingtown, WV

Huntington, WV

votecommongood.com/events/huntington-west-virginia/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Better Angels: Using the Power of Community to Change the World
Oct
8
to Oct 11

Better Angels: Using the Power of Community to Change the World

  • Montreat Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Montreat, NC

montreat.org/better-angels

When we look at the intersection of today’s headlines and God’s concern we see topics like racism, #metoo, immigration, and violence. In each of these discussions, the common thread is power. It’s the same when we look at the topics of spirited discussion in our churches, like the budget, mission, stewardship, and recruitment of leaders. And yet power is something we rarely talk about, analyze, or organize around, even though we’re dealing with it, using it, or finding ourselves without it, all the time.

This conference will examine the biblical, theological, and sociological understandings of power and the church’s relationship to it. When do we build power for the gospel, and when do we resist the powers that oppose it? How is power necessary for congregational leadership, and when does it divide? How do we wield power in the church in unifying ways without diminishing Jesus’ radical call to discipleship?

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Lexington, KY
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Lexington, KY

Lexington, KY

votecommongood.com/events/lexington-kentucky/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Kansas City, Missouri Poor People's Hearing
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Kansas City, Missouri Poor People's Hearing

  • 6140 Swope Parkway Kansas City, MO, 64130 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kansas City, MO

facebook.com/events/341504503256512/

In this electoral season, politicians will be forces to listen to those who have been traditionally left out of the electoral process in this country; they will learn about the power of a new and unsettling force that is organizing across this country, and they will hear our demands! 

We will not let another election cycle go by where politicians can run for office without talking out systemic racism, including voter suppression the attacks on immigrant and native communities, and the mass criminalization and incarceration of our communities; without talking about systemic poverty and the necessity of programs of social uplift; without talking about the war economy and ecological devastation that are blighting our people and the places we live; without talking about the distorted moral narrative that ignores the needs of the people.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Bloomington, MN
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Bloomington, MN

Bloomington, MN

votecommongood.com/events/bloomington-minnesota/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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God and Guns: Faith to End Violence
Oct
11
to Oct 12

God and Guns: Faith to End Violence

New York, NY

facebook.com/events/233687814065159/

All we need to end gun violence in America is faith that it can be done and the will to act. To this end, on October 11-2 The Riverside Church will host an intensive training on gun violence for people of faith and goodwill committed to ending gun violence. Attendees will gain concrete tools to educate, engage, and mobilize your congregations to enact change in your community. Those who attend do not have to agree on the solutions to the epidemic of gun violence, only that something must be done.

To inquire about discount rates and scholarships, email godandguns@trcnyc.org

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Sioux City, IA
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Sioux City, IA

Sioux City, IA

votecommongood.com/events/sioux-city-iowa/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Conspire Gathering 2018
Oct
12
to Oct 13

Conspire Gathering 2018

  • North Presbyterian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cincinnati, OH

conspiregathering.com

This year hundreds of practitioners, pastors, social entrepreneurs, church planters, community leaders, environmentalists, denominational executives, publishers, professors, urban planners, and artists from all over the globe will come together in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati to connect, collaborate, and celebrate the good work being done in thousands of neighborhoods and parishes. They share a common vision for seeing the transformation of the church through their participation in their neighborhood. They are grounded in practice, committed to interdisciplinary work, and invested in the flourishing of the Kingdom of God.

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4th Annual SisterReach RJ Summit 2018
Oct
12
to Oct 13

4th Annual SisterReach RJ Summit 2018

  • 5530 Shady Grove Rd. Memphis, TN 38120 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Memphis, TN

sisterreach.org

The Reproductive Justice Summit is an annual community-based and targeted event coordinated by SisterReach to bring the community together around a specific theme and to educate and raise community awareness about Reproductive Justice. This year’s theme for the Summit is “Self-Care & Awareness”.

 Based in the reproductive justice tenet and model surrounding “Self-Help,” SisterReach defines Self-care as:

 Self-care is any necessary human regulatory function that is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated. It is any activity that done deliberately to support our mental emotional and physical health. It is care of self with or without medical or professional consultation. In some cases, it is the combination of traditional and alternative medicinal practice.

Participants will experience a myriad of workshops, plenaries, and other structured activities dedicated to this important Reproductive Justice tenet.

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Oct
12
to Oct 14

Another Name for Every Thing: The Universal Christ

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Abbey (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pecos, NM

pecosmonastery.org

The retreat is based on Richard Rohr's next book - which distinguishes Jesus from Christ while also keeping them one. Come away and enjoy a weekend of theological reflection, dialogue, and time for contemplative prayer. The pastoral and ecclesial implications are life changing for many people. It will be the first time Richard has returned to the monastery in almost thirty years, and he is quite happy to do so.

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Jesus the Christ in the 21st Century (J21) 2018: Eboni Marshall Turman
Oct
12
to Oct 14

Jesus the Christ in the 21st Century (J21) 2018: Eboni Marshall Turman

  • Myers Park Baptist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every October a nationally-known scholar, spiritual teacher, or theologian leads a weekend of spiritual discussions and explorations. While Friday evening forums and Sunday sermons are free, tickets are required for Saturday workshops. These workshops often sell out.

The next J21 scholar will be Rev. Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman. Turman earned her B.A. degree from Fordham University, her M. Div., M. Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. Dr. Turman is a dynamic preacher, scholar, and activist whose work specializes in womanist theology and womanist aesthetics. Her scholarship often addresses the intersections of faith, race, and gender. 

Dr. Turman’s first book, Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation, builds upon the work of Alice Walker, W.E.B. DuBois, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett to engage Christian history and the religious and social subjugation of black women. She is currently working on a second book that will deal with sexism, sacred witness, and morality in the black church. Beyond that, Eboni plans to write about the embodied, sacred dance of black women in their daily lives. In this work, Turman seeks to expand our understanding of the way bodies function in concert dance performances and open our imaginations to see the beauty of the sacred dance that bodies engage in each day. 

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Des Moines/Ames, IA
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Des Moines/Ames, IA

Des Moines/Ames, IA

votecommongood.com/events/des-moines-iowa/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Omaha, NE
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Omaha, NE

Omaha, NE

votecommongood.com/events/omaha-nebraska/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Kansas City, KS
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Kansas City, KS

Kansas City, KS

votecommongood.com/events/omaha-nebraska/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Christian Unity Gathering 2018
Oct
15
to Oct 17

Christian Unity Gathering 2018

Washington, D.C.

nationalcouncilofchurches.com

“The reign of God is among you.” Jesus said it again and again. The disciples acted as if they believed it. They broke with their old way of life and began to walk with Jesus in a new way that honored the image of God in all people (Gen 1:26); announced good news to the poor (Luke 4:18), and welcomed all to the table (Matt 9:10-11).

The Christian Unity Gathering 2018 follows the ACT NOW to End Racism rally of April. We will imagine the world without racism and will identify next steps to help create that world among us now.

Come to CUG to join with others in awakening to that world. Leave with a plan to start building it.

The Christian Unity Gathering is the signature annual event of the National Council of Churches.

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Leading Vital Congregations
Oct
15
to Oct 19

Leading Vital Congregations

  • Montreat Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Montreat, NC

convergenceleadership.org/gatherings

Building a Multi-Denominational/Multi-Faith Spiritual Movement: A Convergence Leadership Retreat - Led by Brian McLaren and Rev. Aisha Brooks-Lytle

Growing numbers of pastors, denominational officials, and other spiritual leaders are seeing that we face two interrelated challenges in the next decade: building vibrant spiritual communities in these changing and fractious times, and helping those congregations converge in a larger spiritual movement that is multi-denominational and multi-faith as well.

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Little Rock, Arkansas Poor People's Hearing
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Little Rock, Arkansas Poor People's Hearing

Little Rock, AR

facebook.com/events/284067275533810/

In this electoral season, politicians will be forces to listen to those who have been traditionally left out of the electoral process in this country; they will learn about the power of a new and unsettling force that is organizing across this country, and they will hear our demands! 

We will not let another election cycle go by where politicians can run for office without talking out systemic racism, including voter suppression the attacks on immigrant and native communities, and the mass criminalization and incarceration of our communities; without talking about systemic poverty and the necessity of programs of social uplift; without talking about the war economy and ecological devastation that are blighting our people and the places we live; without talking about the distorted moral narrative that ignores the needs of the people.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Wichita, KS
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Wichita, KS

Kansas City, KS

votecommongood.com/events/omaha-nebraska/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Racine, Wisconsin Poor People's Hearing
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Racine, Wisconsin Poor People's Hearing

  • 1123 Center Street Racine, WI, 53403 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Racine, WI

facebook.com/events/312150002923488/

In this electoral season, politicians will be forces to listen to those who have been traditionally left out of the electoral process in this country; they will learn about the power of a new and unsettling force that is organizing across this country, and they will hear our demands! 

We will not let another election cycle go by where politicians can run for office without talking out systemic racism, including voter suppression the attacks on immigrant and native communities, and the mass criminalization and incarceration of our communities; without talking about systemic poverty and the necessity of programs of social uplift; without talking about the war economy and ecological devastation that are blighting our people and the places we live; without talking about the distorted moral narrative that ignores the needs of the people.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Oklahoma City, OK
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City, OK

votecommongood.com/events/oklahoma-city-oklahoma/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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JustSex Conference
Oct
18
to Oct 20

JustSex Conference

  • Scarritt-Bennett Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nashville, TN

allianceofbaptists.org/calendar/event/justsex-honest-faithful-conversation

How can people of faith engage in constructive conversations about sexuality when we are more aware than ever of its complexity and diversity? When the word “sex” itself can elicit conflict and division, is it possible to move beyond schisms to dialogue and discernment? How do modern understandings of human sexuality inform a holistic sexual ethic? Join the Alliance of Baptists for a justice-focused event exploring ways we can work together to bring sex to light. 

The conference, taking place Oct. 18-20 at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn., is open to all who wish to foster healthy discussions about sexuality in their own lives and in their faith communities. Attendees will participate in worship, learn from experts, engage in honest conversation and take part in breakout sessions that explore: 

  • How our understanding of sexuality changed over time;
  • How cultures, institutions and faith traditions approach sexuality – both in the past and in our current moment;
  • Guiding principles for developing a contemporary sexual ethic; and
  • How people of faith reclaim sex as a gift from God and support healthy sexuality in our communities.
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Equipped for Change: The Reformation Project Conference in Orlando
Oct
18
to Oct 20

Equipped for Change: The Reformation Project Conference in Orlando

  • First United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Orlando, FL

reformationproject.org/orlando

The Reformation Project's national conference on LGBTQ inclusion in the church! Equip yourself with the tools needed to create change in your church, including: 

  • First-rate teaching from leading biblical scholars and theologians to help you learn how to talk about the Bible and LGBTQ inclusion;
  • Inspiring keynotes and workshops from LGBTQ Christians at the forefront of the movement;
  • An intersectional approach centering marginalized voices, including people of color, women, and transgender people;
  • Worship, community, and new friendships with those who are also passionate about advancing LGBTQ inclusion.
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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Dallas/Frisco, TX
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Dallas/Frisco, TX

Dallas/Frisco, TX

votecommongood.com/events/dallas-texas/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Austin, TX
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Austin, TX

Austin, TX

votecommongood.com/events/austin-texas/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Houston, TX
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Houston, TX

Houston, TX

votecommongood.com/events/houston-texas/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Baytown, TX
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Baytown, TX

Baytown, TX

votecommongood.com/events/baytown-texas/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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UNCO 2018 West
Oct
22
to Oct 24

UNCO 2018 West

Vashon, WA

unco.us/unconference/unco-west-reg/

UNCO is an unconference for church leaders, pastors, families, and seminarians. It is three days of worship and open space discussion on the church and its future.

With an eye toward intentional diversity and ecumenism, we  draw from the wealth of knowledge at the gathering. The leaders, topics, and workshops will be harvested from the participants.

During these discussions, we will share ideas about planting communities, writing liturgy, creating art, innovating technology, or wherever our passions and insights might lead us.

YOU bring the conference. The hosts and many volunteers provide a space and facilitate bringing individuals together for UNCO.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - San Antonio, TX
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

votecommongood.com/events/san-antonio-texas/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - El Paso, TX
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - El Paso, TX

El Paso, TX

votecommongood.com/events/el-paso-texas/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Las Cruces, NM
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Las Cruces, NM

Las Cruces, NM

votecommongood.com/events/las-cruces-new-mexico/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Oct
25
9:00 AM09:00

The Apprentice Gathering

Wichita, KS

gravitycenter.com/event/apprentice-gathering

Phileena Heuertz will be speaking at The Apprentice Gathering, an annual conference to gather and advance the field of Christian spiritual formation at Friends University students on October 25, 2018. Phileena will spend the day with attendees of a pre-conference intensive teaching from her experience in spiritual formation. 

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Evolving Faith
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Evolving Faith

  • Montreat Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Montreat, NC

evolvingfaithconference.com

Your faith is changing, and everything else seems to be changing with it—your relationships, your views on justice and social issues, your experience with the Church, your very identity. 

Evolving Faith is a gathering of kindred spirits, an opportunity to learn, wrestle, worship, laugh and commiserate as we navigate this journey through the Wilderness together.

Curated by Rachel Held Evans and Sarah Bessey and hosted at the beautiful Montreat Conference Center near Asheville, North Carolina, Evolving Faith features a robust diversity of speakers leading conversations around everything from the Bible, to parenting, to politics, to racial justice, to art and science.

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Restoring Hearts Women's Retreat
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Restoring Hearts Women's Retreat

  • Bolivar Peninsula, TX United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Galveston, TX

rhwconsulting.eventsmart.com/events/restoring-hearts-womens-retreat/

Join Retreat Hostess, Rozella Haydée White and Retreat Hospitality Coordinator, Cynthia “CJ” Justice, for the first Restoring Hearts Women’s Retreat, October 26-28, 2018 in Galveston, Texas. This intimate gathering was created for women who are in need of restoration and renewal; for women who give all they have to everyone else but struggle to love and care for themselves.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Escondido, CA
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Escondido, CA

Escondido, CA

votecommongood.com/events/escondido-california/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Carlsbad, CA
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Carlsbad, CA

Carlsbad, CA

votecommongood.com/events/carlsbad-california/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Huntington Beach, CA
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington Beach, CA

votecommongood.com/events/huntington-beach-california/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Irvine, CA
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Irvine, CA

Irvine, CA

votecommongood.com/events/irvine-california/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Devoted for Youth Pastors
Oct
30
8:30 AM08:30

Devoted for Youth Pastors

Cincinnati, OH

loveboldly.net/devoted

Saddled with expectations from parents, congregation members, denominations, and the leaders who hired them, youth and young adult pastors face a unique challenge in providing effective pastoral care to their LGBTQ+ student. Is it possible to maintain a traditional Biblical view on sexuality, yet remain devoted to the youth in your care who identify as LGBTQ+? Join us for this one-day seminar that will equip you to take practical steps towards loving the LGBTQ+ students in your community with a new boldness, while avoiding common pitfalls that erode relationships, harm your students, and damage those who identify as LGBTQ+. 

 Presenters will offer a Biblical framework for reconciliation that frees Christians to emulate Christ’s incarnational love without compromising deeply held beliefs on sexuality. Hone your skills and practice strategies for building "treasonous friendships" across deep theological and ideological divides that typically challenge our loyalty to one another. Invite God to guide you towards deeper healing in your closest relationships and gain practical take-home skills and tools to inform your life of ministry.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Brea, CA
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Brea, CA

Brea, CA

votecommongood.com/events/brea-california/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Simi Valley, CA
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Simi Valley, CA

Simi Valley, CA

votecommongood.com/events/simi-valley-california/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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2018 Parliament of the World's Religions
Nov
1
to Nov 7

2018 Parliament of the World's Religions

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Toronto, ON

parliamentofreligions.org/parliament/2018-toronto/2018-powr

We call upon peoples of faith and conscience to stand for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world and join thousands of interfaith activists from around the world at the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions.

Canada - in its distinction as home of the world’s most diverse city, will showcase its unique values, achievements, and aspirations as the 7th host of the Parliament of the World's Religions.

For its 2018 theme, the Parliament draws from movements of goodwill and cross-cultural respect that are embodied in the spirit of the interfaith movement:

The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love:
Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation, and Change

The 7th Parliament of the World’s Religions that will feature more than 500 programs and events across six major tracks:

  • The Women's Track: The Dignity of Women Across the World's Wisdom Traditions
  • Countering War, Hate & Violence Track: Peace and Love: Not War, Hate & Violence
  • Climate Action Track: Care for Our Earth, Responsibility for Our Future
  • The Indigenous Peoples’ Track: The Spiritual Evolution of Humanity & Healing Our Mother Earth
  • The Next Generations Track: Interfaith Has No Age, Youth Voices for Change
  • Justice: Advancing Concrete Change Toward a Just, Peaceful, and Sustainable World
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Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

What’s at stake in the 2018 Elections? The Struggle for Voting Rights and the Poor People’s Campaign

  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

New York, NY

blackfreedomstudies.org/events/fall-2018/the-struggle-for-voting-rights-and-the-poor-peoples-campaign

Featuring Reverend William Barber, Gloria Browne-Marshall, and Reverend Liz Theoharis

Black America is singular as the oppressed group denied citizenship, economic justice, and voting rights in the USA. If there was a New Deal for White America, then there was a Raw Deal for Black America. As an alternative to the Raw Deal for the “Other America” and understanding that economic justice was linked to voting rights, Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King championed the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968. Rev. William Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharis are leading today’s new Poor People's Campaign, challenging racism, voter suppression, poverty, militarism, and environmental devastation. Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall is the author of The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice. Together they will discuss what is at stake in the 2018 elections.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Bakersfield, CA
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Bakersfield, CA

Bakersfield, CA

votecommongood.com/events/bakersfield-california/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Visalia, CA
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Visalia, CA

Visalia, CA

votecommongood.com/events/bakersfield-california/

Vote Common Good Rallies are two-hour events designed to inspire you to engage the common good in concrete and meaningful ways through your vote, inform you about crucial issues, invite you to re-frame your political thoughts, and equip you to communicate those thoughts effectively to others. Each stop will have its own feel and vibe, but our they will have a consistent structure and one basic theme: Match your action to your beliefs. Vote Common Good.

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Cosmic Campfire
Nov
8
to Nov 10

Cosmic Campfire

Raleigh, NC

cosmiccampfire.party

A no-holds-barred curiosity cauldron where no big-ass question of ultimate meaning will go un-answered.

When science and spirituality stop talking to each other, when questions about science, the mind, humanity and origins have to visit their parents every-other-weekend, we all miss out.

A scientifically-rigorous, skeptically-persistent, experimentally-intoxicating, and spiritually-humble pop-up community where we get to roast marshmallows and talk about God.

It’s what would happen if Rumi, Julian of Norwich, Darwin, Lao Tzu, Socrates, and Jesus made s'mores together. 

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Nov
8
to Nov 11

National Conference on Faith-Based Service 2018

  • Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Baltimore, MD

catholicvolunteernetwork.org/national-conference

Each fall, over 150 staff members of faith-based volunteer programs, campus personnel, and other partners gather for the National Conference on Faith-Based Service. Hosted in a different location each year, the National Conference is an opportunity for those involved in faith-based service to come together to learn new skills, share their experience and expertise, and network with their colleagues.

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2018 SOA Watch Border Encuentro
Nov
16
to Nov 18

2018 SOA Watch Border Encuentro

US/Mexico Border

soaw.org

As we prepare for the 2018 SOA Watch Border Encuentro on November 16-18, we continue to draw inspiration from those who have accompanied SOA Watch for almost three decades through vigils, protests, speaking out in the halls of Congress, and disrupting the system through civil disobedience and nonviolent direct action. For 26 years we were present at the gates of Ft. Benning, Georgia, and for the past two years we have been in ambos Nogales, Arizona/Sonora, to continue our work to close the School of the Américas (SOA) / Western Hemisphere Institute for Security and Cooperation (WHINSEC) by shining a spotlight on the disastrous effects of US intervention at the US/Mexico border.

This year, we are committed to demand:

  • An end to Plan Mérida and the Alliance for Prosperity.

  • Demilitarization and divestment of borders

  • An end to US economic, military and political intervention in Latin America, and the closure of SOA/WHINSEC

  • An end to the racist systems of oppression that criminalize and kill migrants, refugees and communities of color

  • Respect, dignity, justice and the right to self-determination of communities

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UMC Lead 2019
Jan
14
to Jan 16

UMC Lead 2019

New Orleans, LA

umclead.net/conference

For three days, every year, UMC Lead brings together leaders, innovators, and creatives from within, and outside of, The United Methodist Church. Participants hear big ideas, experience amazing music, and network with others. There are no paid speakers or professional experts, this is a conference that is fully participant driven.

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Refill & Recreate Retreat
Feb
5
to Feb 7

Refill & Recreate Retreat

  • Wilson Creek Winery & Manor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Temecula Valley, CA

brimproject.com/brimretreat.html

If you are a church artist who's seeking some soul-filling, this retreat is for you!

Would your soul finally feel fulfilled if you were tapping into your creativity and art? Envision creative space free from disarray, distractions and disharmony! We all want some of that freedom and it is doable no matter how chaotic you might be feeling in this moment. 

Now imagine your cup refilled and space to recreate your passion for your calling to create! Join Andra Moran & Suzanne Castle for a time away that has been specially designed to help you recapture your creative verve and renew the energy that fuels your work. This February in Southern California's wine valley you will have space to work on new ideas with like-minded church artists and have some time just for yourself to breathe and rest.

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Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference 2019
Feb
18
to Feb 21

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference 2019

Birmingham, AL

proctor2019.org

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference issues this 2019 call to gather in the tradition of and with affirmation of the legacies of the Rev. Dr. James Hal Cone and the Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon. Beautiful are their feet! Their footprints forever guide our ministry!

In the context of Black theology and Black faith, mighty trees have fallen. We continue to mourn the passing of the courageous father of Black Liberation Theology, Dr. Cone and one of the mighty Mothers of Womanism, Dr. Cannon. We are left to gather the lessons so that we might not forget. We are left to continue to fight for our humanity, with the conviction that Father God hears our cries, Mother God walks with us and we have two new powerful ancestors for our journey during this forthcoming benchmark year, called by many, the "Quad-Centennial" year.

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Nowhere Else Festival 2019
May
24
to May 26

Nowhere Else Festival 2019

Martinsville, OH

nowhereelsefestival.com

Three days of music, workshops, artists presenting their work, an extended musical family reunion hosted by Over The Rhine at their home, Nowhere Farm.

"Proceeds from the festival will help us continue restoring a 140-year-old barn into a fully-functioning performing arts center where we can 'pay forward' some of what we’ve learned in the last 25 years. We plan to host intimate concerts and workshops, record future albums, nurture younger artists and share all the good stuff: good music, good food, good conversation, good wine, good stories, good moonrises."

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Mystic Soul Conference 2019
Jun
7
to Jun 9

Mystic Soul Conference 2019

  • Chicago High School of the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chicago, IL

mysticsoulproject.com/conference

At the center of ourselves, at the seat of our souls, in the radical - most rooted part of ourselves, we are meant to be whole. In the second annual Mystic Soul Conference we will engage with the vision of "RADICAL WHOLENESS" as our own deepest truth and the intention we all seek to live into and return to, over and over again. 

The Mystic Soul Project, a nonprofit whose aim is to center People of Color (POC) at the intersections of contemplative (mystical) spirituality, activism and healing we engage again with those themes as a national and international community as we conference together again.

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Nevertheless She Preached 2018
Sep
23
to Sep 25

Nevertheless She Preached 2018

  • University Baptist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Waco, TX

neverthelessshepreached.com

Nevertheless She Preached, the dynamic grassroots preaching event in Waco, TX, is back! This is the second annual celebration of women's voices in the pulpit.

To listen to sermons and lectures from the 2017 event, go to https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLihMSf5UsFiCzjESH6ruX6EpTpLopLZQt

Event kicks off with registration and a Jennifer Knapp concert at Common Grounds Waco (1123 S. 8th St.) at 7:00pm Sunday, the 23rd. All other conference events will be at University Baptist Church (1701 Dutton Ave.), September 24-25.

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Sep
21
to Sep 23

Grounding Retreat

Schuyler, NE

gravitycenter.com/event/grounding-retreat-schuyler-nebraska

Grounding retreats are for people who are new to contemplative spirituality. Drawing from the Christian contemplative tradition, retreatants explore history, methodology and practice, have the opportunity to debrief experiences of contemplative prayer, and discover implications for daily life and faith. Grounding retreats give participants the opportunity to detach and rest from hectic and fragmented lives to engage in small doses of solitude, silence and stillness, within a supportive community. Retreatants leave Grounding retreats more centered and grounded in their identity, with a deeper understanding…

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Sep
21
to Sep 23

Ridgway Spirit Fest 2018

  • Ridgway, CO United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ridgway, CO

ridgwayspiritfest.com

The purpose of Ridgway Spirit Fest, Inc. is to advance awareness by offering presentations, speakers, discussion groups, movement, art and music, thereby increasing understanding of the many paths, faiths, traditions, cultures, philosophies and wisdom leading to the One Source. Father Richard Rohr is the keynote speaker this year. Tickets are already sold out.

 

 

 

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Campaign Nonviolence National Convergence, March & Action
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Campaign Nonviolence National Convergence, March & Action

Washington, DC

paceebene.org/programs/campaign-nonviolence/campaign-nonviolence-national-convergence/

Pace e Bene is a Franciscan-based organization that has been spreading spiritually-grounded nonviolence for three decades by organizing action, publishing books, and leading workshops.  
 
Now Campaign Nonviolence, a project of Pace e Bene, is busy organizing a dramatic wave of 2,000 public actions in all 50 states and around the world September 15-23, for a culture of peace and nonviolence.  
 
People everywhere can join or organize a local march, rally, or vigil as part of this Week of Nonviolent Action. 
 
On the threshold of the pivotal Congressional elections, we will march to sharpen the stark historical choice before our nation and world: More policies of violence and injustice—or a new course of nonviolence, justice, and peace?

From coast to coast we will mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s martyrdom; connect the dots between war, poverty, racism, and environmental destruction; and publicly take another important step in the journey toward a more nonviolent society.

The centerpiece of the Campaign Nonviolence Action Week will be a silent march on Saturday, September 22nd in Washington, DC from Dr. King's Memorial to the White House, where we will summon ourselves, our communities and our government to reject violence and to enshrine nonviolence at the heart of our policies and practices. Some of us will deliver this call by taking nonviolent direct action. We will prepare for this event by gathering the day before on the International Day of Peace for training, reflection, and sharing. Please consider acting locally and then joining the march in Washington. For more information, please visit Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions or contact Ryan Hall at Pace e Bene at info@paceebene.org.

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Prophetic Imagination 2018
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Prophetic Imagination 2018

  • Plymouth Congregational Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Transform-icon-FeaturedEvent.jpg

Minneapolis, MN

propheticimagination.com

The conference coincides with the 40th anniversary of Walter Brueggemann's landmark book The Prophetic Imagination. The conference asks: "What is the prophetic vocation today?" Drawing upon the deep spiritual roots of resistance, and embracing the divine pathos of lament, how do we raise a hopeful prophetic voice that challenges empire?

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From Martin Luther King Jr. to Black Lives Matter: 50 Years of Struggle
Sep
20
8:00 AM08:00

From Martin Luther King Jr. to Black Lives Matter: 50 Years of Struggle

Nashville, TN

my.vanderbilt.edu/mlk50

April 4, 2018 marked the 50th year since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee at the Lorraine Motel. The Vanderbilt Divinity School, situated in the deep south with its contingent residue of social inequities, deems this moment a pivotal time to think critically about the issues of racial injustice pervading the last half-century. Dr. King was in Memphis, Tennessee to stand with sanitation workers over the issue of low wages. His work in social and racial justice spanned just a little over a decade from the mid-1950s to his death in 1968. In that short period, King called attention to issues plaguing racial minorities. In his effort to achieve racial justice, King engaged several strategies of resistance including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, The March on Washington and the creation of the southern Christian Leadership Conference. All of these non-violent direct-action efforts were designed to confront and dismantle the very same racial injustices we are currently experiencing.

Consequently, the meteoric rise of #Black Lives Matter after the acquittal of his white perpetrator, the murder of the 17-year-old black youth, Trayvon Martin, serves as a stark reminder of the insidious nature of justice in America for racial minorities. King’s death continues to spark interest around the horrific trend in American culture to brutally murder, defile, and destroy black lives.

The Deans of four Vanderbilt University Schools: Divinity (Emilie M. Townes), Law (Chris Guthrie), Peabody (Camilla Benbow), and the Graduate School (Mark Wallace) will each convene a panel of scholars to address the implications of 50 years of struggle in a day-long symposium “From MLK to BLM: 50 Years of Struggle.” Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke, a longtime ally and graduate of Vanderbilt University, will keynote the lunch hour with lunch provided to all attendees. The evening will conclude with a keynote address by Patrisse Cullors, one of the founders of the Movement for Black Lives, at Langford Auditorium.

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Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions 2018
Sep
15
to Sep 23

Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions 2018

Nationwide

paceebene.org/programs/campaign-nonviolence/campaign-nonviolence-week-of-actions/

Campaign Nonviolence is a long-term grassroots movement for a culture of peace and nonviolence free from war, poverty, racism, environmental destruction, and the epidemic of violence.

People and organizations in the U.S. and worldwide are invited to take action during CNV Action Week around the International Day of Peace, September 21. This is the fifth year of organized actions, and organizers are hoping to mobilize over 2,000 actions, marches, and events across the U.S. covering all fifty states and beyond to take a strong stand for justice, disarmament, and peace. Please start now to organize marches, rallies, vigils, and events in your community.

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Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

The Sacred Enneagram Workshop

San Antonio, TX

gravitycenter.com/event/the-sacred-enneagram-workshop-san-antonio

An Exploratory Enneagram Workshop in San Antonio The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth An Exploratory Workshop with Chris Heuertz

Have you ever asked yourself the quintessential human question of identity, “Who am I?” Most of us spend a lifetime trying to figure out who we are and how we relate to others and God. Unfortunately, in the process of forming an identity, we succumb to building up lies and illusions around our sense of self that…

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FOR Weekend of Nonviolence Training
Sep
14
to Sep 16

FOR Weekend of Nonviolence Training

  • Green Acre Baha'i School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Elit, ME

eventbrite.com/e/for-campus-weekend-for-student-justice-leaders-tickets-45030722102

Do you know an undergrad scholar-activist who would love to grow their skill set through an intensive yet nurturing weekend of training, learning, and building deep relationships with peers?

If so, please tell them about this small group setting, which will explore, through workshops and retreat space, spiritually-rooted decolonial approaches to nonviolent action for justice. 

This program will build off the success and learnings from two FOR national events this summer where dynamic young adults gathered for cutting-edge engagement on today's difficult intersections of identity, social change, and movement building.

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Just Worship: Toward a Faithful and Vibrant Future
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Just Worship: Toward a Faithful and Vibrant Future

  • Columbia Theological Seminary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Decatur, GA

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Paying close attention to how worship shapes us for justice, the new conference Just Worship: Toward a Faithful and Vibrant Future will examine the way churches approach worship planning, leadership, and participation so that they may fully be the Church living into Christ’s command to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Plenary sessions and workshops scheduled throughout the three-day conference will seek to answer the following questions:

  1. Where might God be leading us in the present and future of worship?
  2. How does worship call and shape us to act justly, resisting evil and seeking peace?
  3. How does God call us through worship to be holy and whole?
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Reviving Justice
Sep
11
to Sep 13

Reviving Justice

Florissant, MO

ctk-ucc.org

3-day Fall Revival meetings at Rev. Traci Blackmon's church, Christ the King UCC - featuring Rev. Dr. Robert C. Scott (St. Paul Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC), Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Callahan (St. Paul's Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA), and Rev. Dr. Gina M. Stewart (Christ Missionary Baptist Church, Memphis, TN).

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Models of Underground Church
Sep
9
4:00 PM16:00

Models of Underground Church

Greensboro, NC

eventbrite.com/e/models-of-underground-church-tickets-48781749526

As the church in the US grapples with an eroding position of privilege and influence in society, what is a vision of church from the margins that is actively seeking liberation from white supremacy, colonization, and empire? What past models of underground church among oppressed communities across the globe can shape the future theologies, practices, and structures of the church?

This event opens a conversation about two models of underground church: the Central American base Christian community movement and the hush harbors - or "invisible institution" - of the Antebellum period which was comprised of and led by enslaved Africans. The base Christian community (BCC) movement in Central America and the Philippines in the '80s and '90s worked to heal, empower, and sustain oppressed people to contribute all of the gifts of the church to broader movements for justice and peace. The BCCs met in homes and community spaces, used liberating Bible Study, engaged in dynamics designed to heal the spiritual damage caused by oppression, and participated action/reflection practices to build vital and innovative faith communities for personal and social change. Hush harbors were secret meetings, often in the wilderness, where enslaved Africans would gather to worship and organize for personal and political transformation. From the hush harbors emerged the Spirituals, Underground Railroad, slave rebellions, and the Black Church. Virtually overlooked when interrogating what faithful Christian community entails in the US, the base Christian communities and the hush harbors are a needed witness to cultivate new liberating expressions of church for these spiritually and politically volatile times.

Revs. Alexia Salvatierra and Nelson Johnson will enter into a discussion on these important questions and traditions. Adrienne Bailey Davis and Rev. Brandon Wrencher will moderate the discussion. This event is sponsored by The Good Neighbor Movement, Duke Divinity School Hispanic House of Studies, The Greensboro Pulpit Forum, Trinity AME Zion Church, Christian Community Development Association Western/Central NC Network, the Liberating Church Project, and The Mystic Soul Project - Greensboro. Children and youth are welcome to attend this event with their parents/guardians.

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Politics of Faith Speaker Series: Rev. Andrew Wilkes
Sep
9
1:30 PM13:30

Politics of Faith Speaker Series: Rev. Andrew Wilkes

New York, NY

middlechurch.org/about/calendar/2018/09/09/revolutionary-love-politics-of-faith-speaker-series

The first speaker in this series is the Rev. Andrew Wilkes, who will discuss his book, Freedom Notes: Reflections on Faith, Justice, and the Possibility of Democracy. Rev. Wilkes is the Principal of Wilkes Advocacy Group and the former Associate Pastor of Social Justice and Young Adults at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York (GAC), where he served on the pastoral staff for five years. Dr. Cornel West said of Wilkes, "Andrew is one of the most talented organic intellectuals of his generation. In this book, we see his prophetic vision, analytical power and moral courage at work!”

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Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

National

peoplesclimate.org/rise/

Join the People's Climate Movement and partners from around the world in bringing tens of thousands of people from across the country into the streets to show our elected leaders that we demand action on climate change.  

Eight weeks later, millions more will take those demands to the polls, making Climate, Jobs, and Justice deciding issues in the midterm elections and beyond.

Our planet, livelihoods, and democracy are under attack - it’s time for bold leadership to reclaim our future. But to change everything, we need everyone: In the streets, at the ballot box, and beyond.

With the 2018 midterm elections fast approaching, now is the time to engage and mobilize our communities for climate, jobs, and justice.

Pledge to join tens of thousands of people taking action to demand bold climate action on September 8th, and beyond.

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Base Christian Community Training
Sep
7
to Sep 9

Base Christian Community Training

  • Black Lake Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Asheboro, NC

goo.gl/forms/2pDKj2mxL4KBNS7F3

If you are a church planter, pastor, lay leader, activist, social entrepreneur, healer, contemplative, or seeker, check out this incredible opportunity to learn about and experience cultivating liberating expressions of church from the Central American base community movement. Registration ends on Aug. 7. Limited number of spots so register now.

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Webinar: What's at Stake in 2018?
Sep
4
8:00 PM20:00

Webinar: What's at Stake in 2018?

Online

rally2endracism.org/vote/

As the National Council of Churches works to end racism, the upcoming 2018 midterm elections provide an opportunity to curtail the systemic racism that is embedded in many of our local and state governments as well as in the federal government.

To do so, our congregations must become active in their communities to help increase voter turnout. Over the past 60 years, only about 40% of registered voters turn out for midterm elections.

Every other Tuesday beginning on September 4 until election day, NCC will present a webinar series to provide constituents with resources and tools to develop a non-partisan get-out-the-vote campaign that can make a measurable difference in their community. Topics will include organizing non-partisan candidate forums, understanding what congregations can and cannot do during elections, and strategies to improve local voter turnout. Attendees will be able to participate in the live webinars as well as have access to the playback following each recording. 

The five webinars will be hosted by LaKesha Womack and will feature a
subject matter expert as her guest. Rev. Aundreia Alexander will be her guest on September 4.

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Courageous Conversations
Sep
3
8:30 AM08:30

Courageous Conversations

  • 3658 South Wentworth Avenue Chicago, IL, 60609 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chicago, IL

jude3project.com/ncc

Courageous Conversations pairs African American voices trained at conservative evangelical seminaries or divinity schools with African American voices trained at mainline seminaries or divinity schools to discuss controversial topics.

We will have our first national Courageous Conversations event in Chicago, IL at the Historic Progressive Baptist Church on Monday, September 3rd. We will have 24 scholars and pastors to discuss topics like justice, the authority of scripture, sexuality, and gospel preaching.

Courageous Conversation I | Authority of Scripture: Why is Scripture Authoritative? (Dr. Renita Weems, Dr. Judy Fentress Williams, Dr. Jarvis Williams and Dr. Bruce Fields)

Courageous Conversation II | Paul vs Jesus: Whose Words Carry More Weight? (Dr. Angela Parker, Dr. Delman Coates, Dr. Esau Mccaulley and Dr. Dennis Edwards)

Courageous Conversation III | Gospel Preaching: What is Gospel Preaching? (Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, Dr. Kevin Smith, Dr. Kimberly Credit and Dr. Frank Thomas)

Courageous Conversation IV | Exclusivity vs Inclusivity: Is Jesus the Only Way? (Dr. Brianna Parker, Dr. Howard-John Wesley, Dr. Vince Bantu and Jonathan Bennett)

Courageous Conversation V | Justice: What is Biblical Justice? (Dr. Charlie Dates, Dr. Yolanda Pierce, Jemar Tisby and Dr. Nicole Massie Martin)

Courageous Conversation VI | Sexuality: What Does the Bible Say About Sexuality? (Dr. Cleotha Robertson, Dr. Rodney Sadler, Dr. Wil Gafney and Dr. Quonekia Day)

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Conflict Transformation: Being Fully Present, Authentic, and Creatively Engaged
Sep
2
to Sep 8

Conflict Transformation: Being Fully Present, Authentic, and Creatively Engaged

Dubois, Wyoming

ringlake.org

Our dreams for nurturing relationships, creative work, and experiencing beloved community are often shattered by situations of conflict. Although “conflict” is blamed for such broken outcomes, more fundamental matters are the real culprits. Avoiding conflict, rushing to resolution, political maneuvering, character assassination, and remaining anxious and silent are just some of the dysfunctional behaviors in disputes. With skills to befriend conflict, even at times to initiate it, we can create transformational opportunities that enact our dreams. Through presentations, discussions, video, and role-play, we will engage concepts and processes that enable us to live faithfully in conflict.

Luther Smith is Professor Emeritus of Church and Community at the Candler School of Theology of Emory University. He speaks and writes extensively on Howard Thurman’s legacy, spirituality, church practices, and social transformation. Throughout his career Luther has been active with issues of reconciliation, interfaith collaboration, child advocacy, poverty, and people with intellectual disabilities.

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Aug
31
to Sep 2

Conspire 2018: The Path of Descent is the Path of Transformation

Albuquerque, NM

cac.org

Join us for a weekend of contemplative teachings, practices, reflection, and conversation with Richard Rohr, Barbara Holmes, Brian McLaren, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Mirabai Starr. Conspirare. Let’s breathe together. Inhale and exhale, listen and share, let go and receive. Open heart, mind, and body to the surprising wisdom to be found in darkness and descent.

 

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Christian Transhumanism Conference 2018
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

Christian Transhumanism Conference 2018

Nashville, TN

christiantranshumanism.org/conference

The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that they are hosting a one-day conference this August with keynote speaker and longevity advocate Aubrey de Grey.

Aubrey de Grey is a life extension advocate and radical longevity researcher, working to end aging and create biological immortality through science. How will biological immortality impact our understanding of Humanity? How will it impact Faith? Is the pursuit of immortality a moral necessity—or a sin? Will it fulfill the age-old dreams of religion?

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CTZN Summit
Aug
23
to Aug 26

CTZN Summit

  • Art of Living Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Transform-icon-FeaturedEvent.jpg

Boone, NC

ctznwell.org/ctzn-summit

Join an intentional gathering to turn personal practice into collective change. In the name of love and justice, we are uniting our voices to help change the course of our society.

We are facing profound hardships in this country – from poverty to gun violence, unemployment to corruption. People are struggling to survive, much less to be well. We need to come together now more than ever.

CTZN SUMMIT is bringing together those of us who know we can and must do better —— for ourselves, for our communities and for our society. We are yogis, meditators and conscious citizens who are concerned about the wellbeing of our people and planet and are ready to act in the name of love and justice.

Throughout the weekend, we will be inspired by leaders like:
• Marianne Williamson
• Seane Corn
• Rev Angel Kyodo Williams
• Kerri Kelly

Who will guide us to bridge our personal practice with collective wellbeing. Through embodied movement, meditation, self-inquiry, storytelling and small group work, we will cultivate practices of self-care and resilience.

At the same time, we will learn from leading community organizers to cultivate skills like story-sharing, community building and deep canvassing in order to build our capacity to engage our communities in civil discourse. And together we will co-create new, authentic pathways for collaboration and innovation that transform our country from the inside out.

We will practice, we will unite, and we will leave with a clear purpose and a plan to put our values into action in our local communities.

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Theology Beer Camp
Aug
16
to Aug 18

Theology Beer Camp

Asheville, NC

theologybeercamp.com

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Homebrewed Christianity Podcast. For three days we will get super nerdy and taste some delicious craft beer. We will have a number of local beer tastings, exclusive new content, and unique experiences for a select number of theology nerds.

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2018 Transgender Faith and Action Network Retreat
Aug
16
to Aug 19

2018 Transgender Faith and Action Network Retreat

  • Montreat Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Montreat, NC

bit.ly/2018TFAANRegistration

The Transgender Faith and Action Network (TFAAN) is excited to bring its brightest stars and emerging leaders into a safe and intimate space to have dialogue around the most pressing issues and challenges for the trans community. The TFAAN Retreat is an opportunity for trans folk to decompress, be heard, engage and collaborate with great and like-minded community.

TFAAN is a collective of trans people of faith who recognize the value of being connected to one another and providing mutual support. TFAAN began as TransFaith in Color, a collaborative effort among trans people of various faith traditions to create more welcoming and affirming houses of worship. TransFaith in Color hosted convenings in 2010, 2011, and 2012, connecting hundreds of trans people and allies under the shared goals of learning, networking, healing, and empowerment. TFAAN builds upon the work done by the trans people of color and faith who founded these efforts.

TFAAN is also co-convener of the Trans Seminarian Leaders Cohort, a yearlong leadership development program for transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming seminarians in the United States. This is a partnership between The Freedom Center, The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at Pacific School of Religion, and The Task Force.

TFAAN exists not only to change policies and raise awareness about issues that affect the trans community, but also to provide spaces for trans folks to network and heal. The annual retreat is an opportunity for trans folk to decompress, be heard, engage and collaborate with like-minded community.

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The Voices Project 2018 New York Gathering
Aug
14
to Aug 15

The Voices Project 2018 New York Gathering

  • 1166 6th Avenue New York, NY, 10036 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

New York, NY

eventbrite.com/e/the-voices-project-2018-new-york-gathering-tickets-47566713320

The Voices Gathering is a semi-annual gathering of Leaders of Color for discussion and collaboration. It is an intimate assemblage of leaders who come together to encourage, support, teach and learn from one another. These leaders collaborate to strengthen our communities and give voice to the margins. We are kingdom builders who seek to shape and influence our fields for the common good and the glory of God.

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Charlottesville Resistance 2018
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Charlottesville Resistance 2018

Charlottesville, VA

congregatecville.com/call-to-action-for-people-of-faith

Local organizers are hard at work laying the groundwork for logistics, fun, resistance, and a diversity of actions and voices for August 11-12, 2018. This resistance belongs to every oppressed person of Charlottesville and we seek to keep it open to that. Keep your eyes and ears open for more information.

We will see you in celebration and in mourning. We will see you in resistance this August.

Start conspiring. Start planning to resist. Keep your eyes peeled for chances to contribute.  We will win and it will be worth it.

— Charlottesville Summer of Resistance Welcoming Committee

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Aug
9
to Aug 12

TEN Conference 2018

Chicago, IL

theevangelicalnetwork.net/event/TEN2018

The Evangelical Network (TEN) is proud to announce the 2018 Annual TEN Conference. This year's event will be held in Chicago, IL (Elk Grove) from August 9 until August 12 - and it's a BIG one because they are celebrating their 30th Anniversary!

The conference theme will be "A Pearl of Great Price" celebrating the "pearl anniversary," with a focus on Matthew 13:45-46, "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it."

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Reimagining Interfaith
Jul
29
to Aug 1

Reimagining Interfaith

  • George Washington Universtiy Marvin Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Washington, D.C.

www.reimagineinterfaith.org

Reimagining Interfaith is an event focusing on skill-building, networking, and organizing for grassroot activists and interfaith peacebuilders from around the world. We are co-sponsored by numerous diverse organizations, including Religions for Peace-USA, Shoulder-to-Shoulder, United Religions Initiative-North America, World Congress of Faith, the Interfaith Funders Group, the International Association for Religious Freedom and multiple faith communities.

 

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