Friday, April 22 2016 7-9 pm
Saturday, April 23, 2016 10-3pm
The Rollo Centre 685 North Road
Interactions between Mysticism and Activism
In the heart of the mystic, action arises from a restless longing for a better world. Continuing our theme ‘Walking on the Mystical Side” we are pleased to have Dan Hines as our facilitator who will encourage and guide us into exploring how we can make a difference in our world today.He encourages us to ponder the following:
How do I discern my work in the midst of injustice and in light of so many needs?
- In what practices might I deepen my personal voice and agency?
- How do I creatively hold the tension between the Ideal and the Real?
- What is the difference between inaction, reaction and action?
If you are pondering subtle yet effective ways to address social and ecological issues because you long for the well-being of your children, grandchildren and you desire to “be the change you want to see in the world’ [Gandi] this forum is for you.
Facilitator: Dan Hines
Dan Hines is facilitator with the Center for Courage and Renewal and has been mentored in facilitation by the author and activist, Parker J. Palmer. Dan describes this forum as an exploration into ‘blessed unrest’ – an informed, mystical and loving resistance to the world as it is, an action is grounded in and informed by an inner integrity.
For more information and to register:
The board of the Gabriola Ecumenical Society (GES) would also like Gabriolans to know that there is a memorial fund set aside [in memory of Bill Graham] to assist those in our island community who would love to attend this event but find the suggested donations a hardship – you only need apply.
To inquire, contact Jacquie Jessup: 247-8308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All, regardless of income, are truly welcome to our GES programs!