Embracing WE-CENTRICITY: PRACTICES that NURTURE the COMMON GOOD.
How do we TRANSCEND political rivalry and polarizing rhetoric? Join us as we EXPLORE SPIRITUAL PRACTICES that HEAL division and distrust.
MAY 22-25, 2017 TECHNY TOWERS, CHICAGO
…every time we relate to other people, we automatically inhabit a we-centric space, within which we exploit a series of implicit certainties about the other. This implicit and pre-theoritical, but at the same time contentful state enables us to directly understand what the other person is doing, why he or she is doing it, and how he or she feels about a specific situation.
~ Vittorio Gallese, “The Two Sides of Mimesis,” Mimesis and Science, 100.
Sereta Richardson — Circle Processes
Brian Robinette and Martin Laird — Contemplative Practice
Jonathan Brenneman — Activism and Christian Peace Making
Sister Rose Pacatte — Watching Films as Spiritual Practice
Paul Nuechterlein — Covenanting
CW Harris — Liturgy Celebrating the Legacy of Gordon Cosby
James Warren — Mimetic Theory 101
Susan Wright — Bible Study on Biblical Wisdom Practices
Additional presenters TBA!
We would like to extend a special invitation to the Chicago Muslim community to join us.