Several people from the Guild’s Speaker Bureau will be hosting a four part program with the Spiritual Life Center, entitled “Holding the Tension Between Suffering & Joy.”

The program takes place from 6:30 to 8:00 PM by Zoom on four consecutive Thursdays.  You may register for one, two, three, or all four sessions.

October 21, 2021—Mystic Spirituality, featuring ancient and modern mystics.  We will consider what mysticism is, look at examples from across different religious and spiritual traditions, and explore what they might share. Finally, we will consider the possibilities for mysticism as a response to the unique challenges of our moment. Presenter: Christina Carlson

October 28–Depth Psychology, featuring the work of Carl Jung.  learning how to dialogue with the “other” within, in order to build cooperative relationships with the “other” without.  This process of integration is a crucial step in order to shift from fearful retreat to hopeful engagement. Presenter: Rev. Cari Keith, BSN, M.Div.

November 4—Sacred Community—interconnections and interdependence within a Circle of Trust.  How do you recognize community in your life?  Might we need to work within community to expand our understanding of society and earth as our common spiritual community in order to save our human species? Presenter: Rev. Dianne Disston

November 11—Evolutionary Cosmology—featuring the writing of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.  Since the earth cannot endure humanity in our current state, systemic global unraveling must happen in order for something new to emerge. What is your response to this unraveling?  Where do you find inspiration and hope? Presenter: Bernice Marie-Daly, Ph.D.

Presenter biographies and registration can be found here.