Join Amy Block and Sally Bullas as they explore theologies of Forgiveness from the perspectives of Judaism and Christianity. The following aspects of forgiveness will be touched on:
What does it mean to live in the presence of human shortcomings, failings, and mistakes, with or without a theology of forgiveness? Are there life-giving benefits to reconciling and making new? Why are recompense, forgiveness, and compassion central virtues in many religions and indeed Judaism and Christianity?
As a precursor to the Jewish High Holiday of Yom Kippur, the workshop will offer an opportunity to reflect on what forgiveness means to us individually, to explore and dialogue around forgiveness practices and rituals of penitence and forgiveness in both the Jewish and Christian contexts, and to experience hands-on a meditative and affirming approach towards a life-giving and personal reconciliation with self and others to enable a letting go and living well in peace-filled community. This event is a co-sponsored event between Christ Church Gabriola and the Gabriola Ecumenical Society.
Bookings are closed for this event.