Healing Our Spirit, Healing Our Community - The Soul of Medicine
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Healing Our Spirit, Healing Our Community - The Soul of Medicine

Online
communitylearninglab.org/live

Session 2: (12/13/18) The Soul of Medicine
-Dr. Jessica Shand, Rochester-based Pediatric Oncologist

The medical environment should be sterile. But that applies to instruments and surfaces, not to bedside manner. Listen in as pediatric oncologist Jessica Shand shares her vision for a healthcare environment that acknowledges emotions, honors choice about one’s body, and understands the centrality of the soul.

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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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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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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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Just Jesus: The Black Church and Social Justice Preaching
Jan
13
4:00 PM16:00

Just Jesus: The Black Church and Social Justice Preaching

  • CN Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Charlotte, NC and Online

facebook.com/events/1991580424234345

This is the inaugural lecture of the Center for Social Justice & Reconciliation’s African-American Social Justice Preaching Series, featuring Bishop William J. Barber II speaking on “Just Jesus: The Black Church and Social Justice Preaching.”

Rev. Barber is the president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach. An author, preacher, and professor, he is the chief architect of the "Forward Together Moral Movement."

This free event will be livestreamed.

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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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Cosmic Campfire
Feb
1
to Feb 3

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Decolonizing Wealth
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Decolonizing Wealth

New York, NY

peoplesforum.org

Join Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth on a panel to discuss the concepts of the book and the connection with The Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Reparations Campaign. After the panel, there will be a Q&A and Discussion period. Followed by a book signing by Edgar Villanueva. “Decolonizing Wealth” will be available for purchase at the event. Light food and refreshments will be available.

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Always With Us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor
Dec
11
5:30 PM17:30

Always With Us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor

New York, NY

peoplesforum.org

This three-part course will reclaim the radical teachings of the Bible around poverty, wealth and power that have been lost to many of our movements. It will be structured around the acclaimed scholarship of Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and her book, Always With Us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor, and the pedagogy of “reading the Bible with the poor” or “contextual Bible study.”  

Because of the significance the Bible holds for many in our society and because of the way the Bible has been used both as a “text of terror” and as an inspiration for social movements, the Poverty Initiative and Kairos Center hold the Bible and contextual Bible study – what we term “Reading the Bible with the Poor” – as central work in building a social movement to end poverty, led by the poor. This pedagogy grows out of examples from South Africa, Latin American Liberation Theology, and other experiences of the poor globally reclaiming the biblical mandate for justice, and we have developed it within our U.S. context.

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Healing Our Spirit, Healing Our Community - The Healing of Black Women and the Power of Self-Care
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Healing Our Spirit, Healing Our Community - The Healing of Black Women and the Power of Self-Care

Online
communitylearninglab.org/live

Session 1: (12/6/18) The Healing of Black Women and the Power of Self-Care
- Melanie Silas, Professor in Rochester, NY

Explore the socio-historical and cultural factors that impact the overall health and wellness of Black women. Join us as we discuss the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health of Black women as well as explore concepts of self-care through a Black Feminist and Womanist theoretical lens. 

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Always With Us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor
Dec
4
5:30 PM17:30

Always With Us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor

New York, NY

peoplesforum.org

This three-part course will reclaim the radical teachings of the Bible around poverty, wealth and power that have been lost to many of our movements. It will be structured around the acclaimed scholarship of Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and her book, Always With Us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor, and the pedagogy of “reading the Bible with the poor” or “contextual Bible study.”  

Because of the significance the Bible holds for many in our society and because of the way the Bible has been used both as a “text of terror” and as an inspiration for social movements, the Poverty Initiative and Kairos Center hold the Bible and contextual Bible study – what we term “Reading the Bible with the Poor” – as central work in building a social movement to end poverty, led by the poor. This pedagogy grows out of examples from South Africa, Latin American Liberation Theology, and other experiences of the poor globally reclaiming the biblical mandate for justice, and we have developed it within our U.S. context.

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Show up for migrant justice: FB live teach-in and call to action
Dec
3
8:00 PM20:00

Show up for migrant justice: FB live teach-in and call to action

Online

facebook.com

Join a Facebook Live to: 

  • Get the latest updates from American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) staff in Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego – who have traveled with the migrant caravans – about what’s happening at the border. 

  • Learn about our Dec. 10-18 week of action “Loves Know No Border: A moral call for migrant justice,” which will mobilize communities across the country for solidarity events. 

  • Find out how you can stand with border communities and all people seeking refuge.

Now is the time for every one of us to stand with the migrant caravan and all who seek refuge in the U.S. Join AFSC for our “Loves Knows No Border: A moral call for migrant justice” week of action from Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, to Dec. 18, International Migrants Day. 

We will open our week of action on Dec. 10, when more than 100 interfaith leaders will lead a nonviolent direct action at the border in San Diego. We invite you and people across the country to join us in solidarity by organizing or joining an action in your community the week of Dec. 10 to 18. 

Together, we will call on the U.S. to end the detention and deportation of immigrants, respect the human right to migrate, and end the militarization of the border.

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Intersectional Organizing: Faith, Justice, and the LGBTQ Community
Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Intersectional Organizing: Faith, Justice, and the LGBTQ Community

Online

goo.gl/forms/g92bJgjzAllMCZzL2

A FREE webinar with some of the top social justice organizations in the South; discussing experiences with organizing at the intersections of faith, justice, and LGBTQ advocacy.

The webinar will be followed by a special panel discussion on how to continue organizing, after the election.

The NC Faith Forward Coalition works with LGBTQ-affirming faith communities and social justice movements to combat discrimination and work to make North Carolina a more inclusive and just state.

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From the Cave to the Cosmos:
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

From the Cave to the Cosmos:

Camden, NJ

omegacenter.info

The Center for Environmental Transformation is excited to announce its 10th Annual Thomas Berry presentation. Join us as internationally acclaimed artist and painter, Mickey McGrath, and internationally renowned author, scientist, Villanova professor, and cosmo-theologian, Ilia Delio, bring together new views of our Earth, our Cosmos, and the presence of God in all of it.

They will challenge us to think about our place in the expanding and evolving universe, challenging us to re-imagine what it means to be human in the light of quantum physics. With their passions for science and art, Ilia and Mickey will breathe new life into the timeless traditions and spiritualities of our faiths and practices. Their
joint conversation will inspire you and humble you.

We will celebrate the new season of Advent with this special event. There will be a reception following the presentations in our retreat house. Join us for soup, breads and cookies as we join our communities together in this sacred season of God’s unfolding presence to us and to all of nature.

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Call for Submissions: 2019 Resipiscence Lenten Devotional for Dismantling White Supremacy
Nov
30
12:01 AM00:01

Call for Submissions: 2019 Resipiscence Lenten Devotional for Dismantling White Supremacy

Transform-icon-FeaturedEvent.jpg

Online

facebook.com/events/316384035857724

Resipiscence: A Lenten Devotional for Dismantling White Supremacy started in late 2017 as a small project of two heartbeats with a passion for faith and justice.

What actually happened was an amazing publication and podcast series that intentionally centered and amplified voices directly impacted by white supremacy and violence against black and brown bodies. We were honored to be featured by the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference, as well as used in may seminaries and institutions of higher learning around the country.

Resipiscence is defined by Merriam-Webster as "a change of mind or heart, reformation, a return to a sane, sound, or corrected view or position.”

Each reflection is calling for a change of both mind and heart in the way we love or do not love our neighbor, a reform in in oppressive structural institutions, and in light of our national political tone, a resolute call for a return to a corrected view of what and who made, makes, and will make this country great.

This is your invitation to sound such a clarion call!!!

What do you do?

1. Choose one of the scriptures from any week of Lent, including Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday as well as all the Sundays of the Lenten season. 

The revised common lectionary for Lent in Year C can be found here: https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/lections.php?year=C&season=Lent

2. You can write on any one of the scriptures with an eye toward what they have to say about dismantling white supremacy and ending racism and xenophobia. A connection can be made between the pushback and violence Jesus experienced in His time and the silencing of and violence against people of color currently. Feel free to speak from your personal narrative and lived experience.

3. Your piece can be up to 750 words in the form of a Biblical reflection, poem, short story, dialogue, rant, essay, manifesto—whatever form works for you.

4. Include a bio between 50 to 75 words, plus a list of your social media platforms/handles.

5. Clearly indicate the scripture you are focusing on and the date for which it appears in the lectionary.

6. Email your submission to resipiscencenow@gmail.com

Feel free to submit before the 30th! 

We will notify you by late December if your piece has been accepted and sent into the editing process.

The Lenten Workbook will also include liturgy templates that faith communities can use in their worship services, as well as some introductory material, a couple questions for each week, and a suggested activity or practice, which we will be creating. Please comment or email us if you would like to contribute in one of these areas.

We will podcast again this year! Daily!!! And will have Resipiscence services weekly at Clayborn Temple in Memphis TN that will be livestreamed over social media for maximum exposure and impact.

Take a moment and think about who in your network should be invited to submit? Keep in mind that we especially want to hear from people of color, women, and queer and transgender folks. Please forward this to anyone you know who has something important to say about scripture and white supremacy.

Purchase the 2018 publication as eBook or hard copy:
https://www.transformnetwork.org/bookstore/

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Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness with Austin Channing Brown
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness with Austin Channing Brown

New York, NY

eventbrite.com

In a time when nearly all institutions claim to value "diversity" in their mission statements, Austin Channing Brown offers a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words. She writes in riveting detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice. Her stories bear witness to the complexity of America's social fabric -- from Black Cleveland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle-class suburbs, from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority-white organizations.

Join Austin Channing Brown as she discusses her book and invites us to confront apathy, recognize God's ongoing work in the world, and discover how blackness -- if we let it -- can save us all.

Doors open at 6:00pm. Program begins at 6:30pm, followed by a reception and book signing. Copies of Brown’s I’m Still Here will be available for purchase.

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Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness with Austin Channing Brown
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness with Austin Channing Brown

New York, NY

eventbrite.com

In a time when nearly all institutions claim to value "diversity" in their mission statements, Austin Channing Brown offers a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words. She writes in riveting detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice. Her stories bear witness to the complexity of America's social fabric -- from Black Cleveland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle-class suburbs, from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority-white organizations.

Join Austin Channing Brown as she discusses her book and invites us to confront apathy, recognize God's ongoing work in the world, and discover how blackness -- if we let it -- can save us all.

Doors open at 6:00pm. Program begins at 6:30pm, followed by a reception and book signing. Copies of Brown’s I’m Still Here will be available for purchase.

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Always With Us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor
Nov
27
5:30 PM17:30

Always With Us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor

New York, NY

peoplesforum.org

This three-part course will reclaim the radical teachings of the Bible around poverty, wealth and power that have been lost to many of our movements. It will be structured around the acclaimed scholarship of Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and her book, Always With Us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor, and the pedagogy of “reading the Bible with the poor” or “contextual Bible study.”  

Because of the significance the Bible holds for many in our society and because of the way the Bible has been used both as a “text of terror” and as an inspiration for social movements, the Poverty Initiative and Kairos Center hold the Bible and contextual Bible study – what we term “Reading the Bible with the Poor” – as central work in building a social movement to end poverty, led by the poor. This pedagogy grows out of examples from South Africa, Latin American Liberation Theology, and other experiences of the poor globally reclaiming the biblical mandate for justice, and we have developed it within our U.S. context.

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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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Free Spirituality & Reparations Webinar
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Free Spirituality & Reparations Webinar

Free Online

www.facebook.com

Most view reparations in purely economic terms, yet it is much more. Reparations can be healing and show solidarity between communities. In particular, spiritual communities committed to reconciliation often miss the need to repair harm before reconciling is possible. Join us in our Journey toward healing moral and material harm of slavery and the legacy we currently live. 

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Liberation Theology in NYC
Nov
13
5:30 PM17:30

Liberation Theology in NYC

NYC

facebook.com/events/498631747214177/?event_time_id=498631760547509

This course, led by members of the Kairos Center at The People's Forum in NYC, will provide a conceptual overview and history of a particular understanding and practice of religion that has developed through social struggles and played an integral role in advancing those struggles. The course will examine some of the principles behind liberation theology as it has emerged in historical struggles of the poor, including Latin American Liberation Theology, Black Liberation Theology, as well as in non-Christian contexts. It will also take up questions about how such a theology is emerging in struggles today, in particular by drawing on the experiences and insights of leaders from the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. If you can't join us in person in NYC, register to join the course via Zoom here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/019a4800f7c2d45bcde7dc3c8da9331e This course meets Tuesdays 5:30-8:30pm on November 6, 13, and 20

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Liberation Theology in NYC
Nov
9
3:00 PM15:00

Liberation Theology in NYC

NYC

facebook.com/events/498631747214177/?event_time_id=498631763880842

This course, led by members of the Kairos Center at The People's Forum in NYC, will provide a conceptual overview and history of a particular understanding and practice of religion that has developed through social struggles and played an integral role in advancing those struggles. The course will examine some of the principles behind liberation theology as it has emerged in historical struggles of the poor, including Latin American Liberation Theology, Black Liberation Theology, as well as in non-Christian contexts. It will also take up questions about how such a theology is emerging in struggles today, in particular by drawing on the experiences and insights of leaders from the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. If you can't join us in person in NYC, register to join the course via Zoom here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/019a4800f7c2d45bcde7dc3c8da9331e This course meets Tuesdays 5:30-8:30pm on November 6, 13, and 20

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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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New Story Experience
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

New Story Experience

Austin, TX

newstoryfestival.com/1day-experience

The New Story Experience is an experience of community, creativity, and the common good; right in the heart of Austin, Texas - with art, music, spirituality and social action, big ideas, and playful connection - helping us step into a better story for a better world.

Featuring Brian McLaren, Mona Haydar, Micky ScottBey Jones, Gareth Higgins, and Amparo Garcia-Crow.

$10 tickets now available!

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

Vote Common Good Tour Stop - Fresno, CA

Fresno, CA

votecommongood.com/events/fresno-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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Lexington, KY Poor People's Hearing
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Lexington, KY Poor People's Hearing

  • 1313 N. Limestone St. Lexington, NY 40505 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lexington, KY

facebook.com/events/2070152546380655

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 - 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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Alternative Truths in Christianity: The Gospels We Never Hear
Nov
1
to Nov 4

Alternative Truths in Christianity: The Gospels We Never Hear

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

Auburn, CA

westarinstitute.org/upcoming-events-calendar/auburn-2018/

We live in an age of multiple truths and uncertain futures. We live in a culture where trusted techniques of research and critical thinking have been subject to scorn and labelled fake news. Christianity is no stranger to speaking truth to power, nor to value diversity in truth without succumbing to the cynicism of fake truth. In its earliest expressions, Christianity was able to sustain diversity and to challenge dominating powers. This heritage leads contemporary Christian theology to ask new questions about God, truth, and value outside the distorted expressions of power today.

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Harrisburg, PA Poor People's Hearing
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Harrisburg, PA Poor People's Hearing

Harrisburg, PA

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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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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)
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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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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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