Lenten Book Study:
Pope Francis’ Encyclical, On Fraternity and Social Friendship
Beginning February 24 & 25
Suggested donation: $20, includes book
Fratelli Tutti (On Fraternity and Social Friendship), Pope Francis’ new encyclical letter, acknowledges the perils of both our divisions and our isolation and urges us to build and rebuild relationships, not just in our homes and neighborhoods, but between nations all over the world.
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Living Buddha Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh
Mondays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7
Donation: $15 (includes book)
Buddha and Christ, perhaps the two most pivotal figures in the history of humankind, each left behind a legacy of teachings and practices that have shaped the lives of billions of people. If they were to meet on the road today, what would each think of the other’s spiritual views and practices? This Nhat Hanh, mystic, Buddhist scholar and activist, brings to Christianity an appreciation of its beauty that could be conveyed only by an outsider. In lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the two traditions meet, and he reawakens our understanding of both.
“Thich Nhat Hanh is more my brother than many who are nearer to me in race and nationality, because he and I see things the exact same way.” -Thomas Merton
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Strength to Love by Martin Luther King Jr.
Mondays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. beginning Feb 1st
Suggested Donation: $25, includes book
The remarkable courage and deep conviction of Martin Luther King Jr. live on in this classic prophetic text, a veritable primer in the principles and practice of nonviolence. Despite nearly fifty years since its publication, Strength to Love reads as pertinently to our situation as it did in the midst of the civil rights movement; it is a template for personal authenticity in an age when vast social and economic change demand and depend on personal integrity. Join us for these challenging yet transforming teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. on perennial questions such as “Why does God allow evil?”, “How can we confront the complexity of our own natures to meet the challenges of justice and peace?”, and “What can Jesus teach us about adversity, love and freedom?”
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