Windows on the World Lecture: Rev. Dr. George Mason
Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Windows on the World Lecture: Rev. Dr. George Mason

St. Davids, PA

eastern.edu

Eastern University is hosting an lecture series titled Windows on the World. This series is intended to stimulate personal involvement in and knowledge of some of the crucial and controversial issues facing Christianity today.

The lecture will be given by Rev. Dr. George Mason, Pastor/Theologian at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas on the topic of “Christians without Borders: Toward a Trespassing Church” This is in collaboration with the Campolo Center for Ministry.

The Provost’s Office will host an informal luncheon in Baird Library (Walton Hall, 2nd floor) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. to extend the conversation over a meal.

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Lives of Commitment 2019
May
1
7:00 AM07:00

Lives of Commitment 2019

New York, NY

auburnloc.org

For the last 23 years, Auburn Seminary has honored women of moral courage for their accomplishments, recognizing the specific and often under-recognized contributions of women to every aspect of our world.

This May 1st five Lives of Commitment Honorees continue this tradition — Stacey Abrams, Shifra Bronznick, Paulina Helm-Hernández, Reshma Saujani, and The Rev. Winnie Varghese. Each of them has profound gifts of the Heart with a moral foundation, Eyes with a vision for a better world, Hands for the work they do in and with their communities, and Mind for the unique contribution they have made to our collective wellbeing.

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Training Summit for the Prevention & Intervention of Intimate Partner/Domestic Violence in the Hebrew Community
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Training Summit for the Prevention & Intervention of Intimate Partner/Domestic Violence in the Hebrew Community

Online

hebrewinitiatives.webs.com

The discussion will include an overview of how to identify abusive behaviour and provide guidance on how to gain support and resources for survivors. The online conference will be facilitated by Onleilove Alston, Mayanah and Danielle and is an interactive space for sharing, inquiring and edification.

Note: This is not a healing session for survivors of Domestic Violence (though healing is important) but this is a training to obtain professional information for how to prevent and stop domestic violence in the Hebrew community.

This training is not just for women but men as well.

If healing needs come up, there will be prayer warriors present to pray with you.

If you plan on attending please register online and if you can’t pay the $10 suggested donation to cover materials, feel free to register anyway because no one will be turned away due to funds.

If you are experiencing abuse now do not wait for the training visit: www.thehotline.org

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Writing for Your Life Spiritual Writers Conference 2019
May
20
to May 23

Writing for Your Life Spiritual Writers Conference 2019

  • Western Theological Seminary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Holland, MI

writingforyourlife.com

Looking for inspiration and practical advice to help your writing? Writing for Your Life welcomes you to the Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI for our Writing for Your Life Spiritual Writers’ Conference! The conference is open to all who are interested in spiritual writing. This conference focuses on inspiration and craft for spiritual writing, with some “how to get published” thrown in. It includes popular Christian authors and representatives from the Christian publishing industry. The main conference will take place on May 21-23, 2019, with an optional pre-conference DigDeeper Retreat (separate registration required) on May 20-21. The conference is located on the campus of Western Theological Seminary (adjacent to Hope College).

Headline speakers for the event are artist and author Makoto Fujimura and pastor and author Tish Harrison Warren. Leading the DigDeeper Retreat and three unique main conference breakout sessions will be Marilyn McEntyre (author and teacher). Additional breakout sessions feature: Jeff Crosby (Publisher of InterVarsity Press), Natasha Sistrunk Robinson (author), Sarah Arthur (author), Kaitlin Curtice (author), Isaac Anderson (author), Chuck DeGroat (author and seminary professor), Kathryn Helmers (literary agent), Lyn Cryderman (book consultant, ghost writer, and former Managing Director of Zondervan and Christianity Today), and Brian Allain (owner of Writing for Your Life, presenting on indie publishing).

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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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20th Annual Bonhoeffer Lecture in Public Ethics
May
31
to Jun 1

20th Annual Bonhoeffer Lecture in Public Ethics

  • McCormick Theological Seminary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chicago, IL

thebonhoeffercenter.org

The 20th Annual Bonhoeffer Lectures in Public Ethics will feature keynote speakers the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber and Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Drawing on their extensive experience building movements for social change, these speakers will address the pressing issues of our diverse communities, calling us to the work of advocacy and resistance.

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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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The Summit 2019
Jun
12
to Jun 14

The Summit 2019

Washington, D.C.

summitforchange.com

The Summit is a gathering of 350 leaders committed to changing the world through faith and justice.

This diverse gathering creates an opportunity for building relationships and cross-sector collaboration. Through inspirational main-stage conversations, small group forums, and shared meals, The Summit provides a space for leaders to find connection to their peers and hope for the future.

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Water to Wine Gathering
Jun
13
to Jun 15

Water to Wine Gathering

St. Joseph, MO

watertowinegathering.com

Word of Life Church is hosting it’s annual Water to Wine conference. Water To Wine is a gathering for those who sense the falseness prevailing in Americanized Christianity and yearn for something better. It's a gathering for those who want to see the church rescued from fundamentalism, consumerism, and nationalism. It's a gathering for those asking Jesus to transform their spiritual life from water to wine. Speaker lineup includes:: Brian & Peri Zahnd, Sarah Bessey, Rich Villodas, Cheryl Bridges Johns, Derek Vreeland, Joe Beach, and Jonathan Martin.

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Windows on the World Lecture: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Windows on the World Lecture: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

St. Davids, PA

eastern.edu

Eastern University is hosting an lecture series titled Windows on the World. This series is intended to stimulate personal involvement in and knowledge of some of the crucial and controversial issues facing Christianity today.

The lecture will be given by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove on “Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion.”

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove grew up in the Bible Belt in the American South as a faithful church-going Christian. As a young recruit to the culture wars, he wanted to stand up for God and morality in public life. But he gradually came to realize that the gospel his Christianity proclaimed was not good news for everybody. As white evangelicals grapple with the resurgence of white nationalism in American politics, Jonathan shares his experience of learning how slaveholder religion distorted the gospel in America, and what we can learn from the freedom church that has always opposed slavery and injustice. Join us for a conversation about what it means for all of us to get free from slaveholder religion.

The Provost’s Office will host an informal luncheon in Baird Library (Walton Hall, 2nd floor) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. to extend the conversation over a meal.

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Revolutionary Love 2019
Apr
5
to Apr 7

Revolutionary Love 2019

New York, NY

revolutionaryloveconference.com

Middle Collegiate Church and the The Middle Project, an institute that trains leaders for a just society, offer the Revolutionary Love Conference each April for leaders working toward the Reign of God on Earth. Past conferences have addressed issues such as the power of story to train leaders, the use of artistic worship to create multiracial communities, training leaders to manage change and conflict, analyzing the dynamics of race, gender, class and power, and the connections between faith, justice and the economy. 

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New Story Festival 2019
Mar
29
to Mar 31

New Story Festival 2019

  • Huston-Tillotson University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Transform-icon-FeaturedEvent.jpg

Austin, TX

newstoryfestival.com

The New Story Festival is a bold experiment for a better world, embodying imagination, spirituality, social action, and playful connection - defined above all by the practice of love.

The festival is nurtured into being by artists, activists, and leaders with experience in international peace-building, local activism and community organizing, health, wholeness, spirituality and personal growth - friends and guides who want to share their wisdom and enthusiasm with you. Many of us are energized by the progressive Christian tradition, which means that the festival is spiritually inclusive, inviting all who share these values to join in shaping a better world. Those from historically marginalized groups – women, persons of color, indigenous peoples, immigrants, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those of differing abilities – are an especially integral part of both the leadership and programming. 

Pay-from-the-heart pricing now available starting at $99 for a full 3-day festival pass. Or, if you can afford to pay more, you can still save $20 on a standard $249 registration when you use promo code NSF1111.

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The Universal Christ
Mar
29
to Mar 31

The Universal Christ

  • Albuquerque Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Albuquerque, NM

cac.org/universal-christ

Christ is more than Jesus’ last name. Jesus is a person whose example we can follow. Christ is a cosmic life principle in which all beings participate. The incarnation is an ongoing revelation of  Christ, uniting matter and spirit, operating as one and everywhere. Together—Jesus and Christ—show us “the way, the truth, and the life” of death and resurrection.

Join us as we explore the central themes of Father Richard’s new book (available Spring 2019) and discover the roots of the universal Christ in the rich history of the Christian tradition. Experience Easter in a new way as we consider Holy Week through a larger, cosmic view of Christ, drawing upon theology, practices, conversation, and liturgy. How might this vision impact our own lives and communities?

Franciscan Richard Rohr will be joined by historian John Dominic Crossan and public theologian Jacqui Lewis in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and online via live webcast.

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 Windows on the World Lecture
Mar
29
10:00 AM10:00

Windows on the World Lecture

St.Davids, PA

eastern.edu

Eastern University is hosting an lecture series titled Windows on the World. This series is intended to stimulate personal involvement in and knowledge of some of the crucial and controversial issues facing Christianity today.

The speaker will be by Dr. John Seel, Evangelicals for Social Action, consultant, writer, cultural analyst, and cultural renewal entrepreneur. His topic will be “LISTEN TO THE CRAZY ONES: Why the Church Must Defer to Young People.”

The Provost’s Office will host an informal luncheon in Baird Library (Walton Hall, 2nd floor) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. to extend the conversation over a meal.

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Jesus: His Life on the History Channel
Mar
25
to Apr 13

Jesus: His Life on the History Channel

history.com

A new eight-part television series called “Jesus: His Life” will premiere on the History channel in March. The series will show Jesus' life from the perspectives of Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Peter, Pontius Pilate, and Mary Magdalene — "family, friends, followers, and those whose lives cross with His. Distributed by A&E Networks, “Jesus: His Life” will premiere with two episodes back-to-back every week starting on March 25 at 8 p.m. ET leading up to the week before Easter.

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 Windows on the World Lecture: Amanda Tyler
Mar
22
10:00 AM10:00

Windows on the World Lecture: Amanda Tyler

St. Davids, PA

eastern.edu

Eastern University is hosting an lecture series titled Windows on the World. This series is intended to stimulate personal involvement in and knowledge of some of the crucial and controversial issues facing Christianity today.

Amanda Tyler, J.D., Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, DC will give a talk on “The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated Realities of the First Amendment Religion Clause.”

The Provost’s Office will host an informal luncheon in Baird Library (Walton Hall, 2nd floor) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. to extend the conversation over a meal.

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Theopoetics Conference 2019
Mar
22
to Mar 24

Theopoetics Conference 2019

Oakland, CA

artsreligionculture.org/theopoetics-conference/

A gathering for those whose interests live at — or near — the intersection of justice-seeking religious reflection with spirituality, imagination, the arts, and embodiment. The interplay of these areas with one another has come to be named as theopoetics, the focus of the event. Organized for theological scholars, religious practitioners, artists (of any sort and medium) and/or those who are all three, this conference will be a mix of academic discussions, facilitated dialogue, performance, and workshops focused on developing practices that can be taken back to share with our communities of support and accountability.

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Mar
21
10:30 AM10:30

Place Matters: Equitable Regional Development

Indianapolis, IN

tickettailor.com/events/episcopalurbancaucus/

This plenary will explore the ways nonprofits, churches, and community organizers in Memphis are addressing the pervasive systemic challenge of the segregation of people and resources. Our panelists are co-laboring as a community of practice to address gaps in traditional community development and economic development.

Presenter(s):

  • Vahisha Hasan, M.A., Ed.S., M.Div., Board Member, Memphis Coalition of Action and Hope (MICAH); Assistant Professor of Human Services at Memphis Center for Urban and Theological Studies (MCUTS); Associate Minister, Christ Missionary Baptist Church (Memphis, TN)

  • Floridia Jackson, Executive Director, School of Servant Leadership (Memphis, TN)

  • Justin Merrick, Executive Director, Center for Transforming Communities, Inc. (Memphis, TN)

  • Dawn Phillips, Executive Director, Right to the City Alliance (Oakland, CA)

  • The Rev. Dr. Richard L. Tolliver, Founder, St. Edmunds Redevelopment Corporation (Chicago, IL)

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Just Jesus: Jesus in The Public Square Public Conversation
Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

Just Jesus: Jesus in The Public Square Public Conversation

Charlotte, NC

www.upsem.edu

Union Presbyterian Seminary is hosting a public conversation sponsored by their Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation. The public conversation entitled “Just Jesus: Jesus in the Public Square” will feature North Carolina Senators Jeff Jackson and Jeff Tarte. Representing different political perspectives, both will address how their faith influences their political positions and policy advocacy. As our nation stands in need of finding common ground, it should make for an exciting and constructive conversation.


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Transqueering Theology Community Workshop
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Transqueering Theology Community Workshop

Gastonia, NC

facebook.com

Ministries Beyond Welcome is hosting a community workshop entitled.Trans-Que(e)rying Theology. It is a. workshop for persons of faith committed to offering radical hospitality and meaningful welcome to transgender/gender-diverse and sexuality-diverse persons through practical applications of transformative theological investigations of scripture. This workshop is open to those who wish to explore spiritually invigorating ways of reading biblical texts and putting those insightful discoveries into practices that move beyond mere welcome in communal ministry and personal spiritual practices.

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 Windows on the World Lecture: Rev. Dr. Charles Howard
Mar
15
10:00 AM10:00

Windows on the World Lecture: Rev. Dr. Charles Howard

St. Davids, PA

eastern.edu

Eastern University is hosting an lecture series titled Windows on the World. This series is intended to stimulate personal involvement in and knowledge of some of the crucial and controversial issues facing Christianity today.

A Faith-Forum will be lead by the Rev. Dr. Charles Howard from the University of Pennsylvania. His overarching theme is “An Arresting Faith: Prayer, Worship, and The Spirituality of Activism.”

The Provost’s Office will host an informal luncheon in Baird Library (Walton Hall, 2nd floor) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. to extend the conversation over a meal.

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The Art of Teaching Spiritual Discernment: A Listening Hearts Spiritual Retreat
Mar
12
to Mar 16

The Art of Teaching Spiritual Discernment: A Listening Hearts Spiritual Retreat

Sewanee, TN

beeckencenter.sewanee.edu

This retreat is geared to spiritually mature leaders of all ages who are committed to the principles set forth in Listening Hearts. It affords each participant the opportunity to enter into discernment in relation to his or her own life while also learning to train and mentor discernment groups.

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Come to the Table 2019 Conference
Mar
12
to Mar 13

Come to the Table 2019 Conference

  • Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Charlotte, NC

rafiusa.org/cttt/2019conference/

We invite faith leaders and laypeople, hunger relief advocates, farmers, farm workers, community organizers, community gardeners, food council members, extension agents and others to join us next March to examine the root causes of hunger and collaborate to build a more just food system. At the 2019 Come to the Table Conference, we hope to energize attendees to go back to their communities with the knowledge to challenge the systemic nature of hunger and the skills and connections to grow structures that are based in justice.

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Illinois Interfaith Conference
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Illinois Interfaith Conference

Champaign, IL

oiir.illinois.edu

The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR), part of Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is hosting the 8th Annual Illinois Interfaith Conference. The keynote speaker and trainer is Reverend Jennifer Bailey, founder of the Faith Matters Network and collaborator on The People's Supper. Workshops led by and for students in religious, secular, and interfaith organizations will explore the intersections between our faith, spiritual, and secular identities and our common action for the common good.


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 Windows on the World Lecture: Micky ScottBey Jones
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Windows on the World Lecture: Micky ScottBey Jones

St. Davids, PA

eastern.edu

Eastern University is hosting an lecture series titled Windows on the World. This series is intended to stimulate personal involvement in and knowledge of some of the crucial and controversial issues facing Christianity today.

Micky ScottBey Jones will speak on “Who are Your People? Your Identity and Your Faith as Fuel for Change in the World.”

The Provost’s Office will host an informal luncheon in Baird Library (Walton Hall, 2nd floor) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. to extend the conversation over a meal

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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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Ancient Texts: Where Spiritual and Social Action Meet
Feb
8
to Feb 9

Ancient Texts: Where Spiritual and Social Action Meet

  • First Congregational Church (UCC) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sarasota, FL

westarinstitute.org/upcoming-events-calendar/sarasota-2019/

In 1945, a collection of early Christian texts was discovered at Nag Hammadi, Egypt. Many were written at the same time as the more familiar texts of the New Testament, but ultimately were excluded from it. As scholarship makes these ancient texts increasingly accessible to the public, they are inspiring new art, music, spiritual practices and more. In this Jesus Seminar on the Road, Celene Lillie and Natalie Renee Perkins will introduce the Gospel of Maryand Thunder: Perfect Mind both in their ancient context and creative, modern expressions.

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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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Cosmic Campfire
Feb
1
to Feb 2

Cosmic Campfire

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chapel Hill, 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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Soul Way Retreat
Feb
1
to Feb 3

Soul Way Retreat

  • Mt. Carmel Retreat Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Niagara Falls, ON, L2G, Canada

soulwayretreat.com

Join Soul Way Retreat for this special weekend focusing on the Enneagram and Christian Contemplative Spirituality with Chris & Phileena Heuertz.

Whether you consider yourself a spiritual seeker and brand new to this content, or well-versed and full of faith, we expect this weekend will be fruitful for you. The retreat is open to everyone over the age of 18.

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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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Healing Our Spirit, Healing Our Community - Immigration Justice: Telling the Stories that Society Ignores
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Healing Our Spirit, Healing Our Community - Immigration Justice: Telling the Stories that Society Ignores

Online
communitylearninglab.org/live

Session 3: (12/20/18) Immigration Justice: Telling the Stories that Society Ignores. 7-8pm EST
- William Lopez, Author and Immigration Activist, U Michigan

We live in a world becoming numb to protest and outrage. How can we be heard? Join William Lopez as he lifts up the power of story in the fight for justice. The new tools for postmodern activism may surprise you- tools that are not loud, but poignant; not logical, but prosaic; not objective, but profoundly personal.

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Christian Supremacy at the Border
Dec
18
8:00 PM20:00

Christian Supremacy at the Border

Online

http://bit.ly/SFSession

Going home for the holidays and already thinking through potential difficult conversations? Would you like to strategize together about how to respond intersectionally and with confidence to inevitable conversations about our Latinx family at the border?

This Soulforce Spiritual Strategy Session will connect the dots in this political and spiritual landscape between Christian Supremacy and the caravan of Latinx immigrants.

Together we will explore biblical tools for engaging conservative evangelical Christians around our current political reality; we will also create and share faith-based and secular strategies for navigating these hard conversations.

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A Day of Cross Border Solidarity
Dec
15
7:30 AM07:30

A Day of Cross Border Solidarity

San Diego, CA

globalimmerse.org

As the Global Immersion Project has been listening and conspiring, an invitation has been extended by their Mexican partners to join them as they contend for those in the migrant caravan. They are accepting the invitation and extending it to YOU!

On December 15th, we will walk across the border together equipped with a tent and sleeping bag. Each of these items are URGENTLY needed in the makeshift migrant shelters AND they represent our solidarity with the asylum seekers from Central America.

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