I'm not sure what transpired at the previous Parliaments, but from the descriptions on the website (www.parliamentofreligions.org), it appears that social justice has become a greater and greater focus over the last 22 years (during this time, four Parliaments have been held before this one). Sure, you've got your information sessions, performances, demonstrations, etc. but all of … Continue reading Could this Parliament of World Religions be the tipping point for shifting the consciousness of humanity?
I just watched this video on a non-politician running to be Mayor of San Francisco. It seems crazy: why would someone who doesn't even think he'll win, or maybe even want to win, run for political office? If you run for office, your goal is to win, right? That would be success, right? Well, I'm not so sure. As Stuart … Continue reading Goals
It's been a while since I've posted a blog! So much has been going on with the end of seminary work that I've barely had time to write anything extra. That being said, even though I'm done with all of my assignments (YAY!), I want to post some work that I've done for seminary - … Continue reading Funeral for the Earth
I could probably write a novel on my personal experience with burnout, but I won't because I simply don't have the time. I'm in seminary and a sound healing program; I work for a nonprofit, at a restaurant, and for myself as a healer and coach; I live in a collective household and must devote … Continue reading Anatomy of a burned-out sacred activist
I recently listened to Krista Tippett's interview of Desmond Tutu on her podcast, On Being. Quite a lot inspired me as he talked of his faith, fighting apartheid in South Africa, and the work toward truth and reconciliation. Here are a few choice tidbits: “I mean, when you discover that apartheid sought to mislead people … Continue reading What inspired you today? Part 4
I'm still supposed to be working on my wedding assignment, but can't stop thinking about the weekend's Sacred Activism workshop. It's pretty hard to focus on a pretend wedding when a very real world is on fire and my heart is yearning to fly into sacred service. Not to mention the fact that it's pretty … Continue reading Why marry?
I sit here, in a Park Slope penthouse, “babysitting” an 11-year-old. I sit here, lost more in my thoughts about this weekend's Sacred Activism workshop than in the assignment for seminary whose due date is looming ahead of me. The assignment? To write an interfaith wedding ceremony, replete with rituals and words about love and … Continue reading What does it take to be a sacred activist?
A mere few hours into this Sacred Activism workshop, I'm already bursting with more thoughts and stayed in for lunch so I could get them down... For one of our first exercises of the workshop, we wrote three sentences about what we know in regards to sacred activism. The only real instruction was to be … Continue reading What are you doing for lunch?
This weekend, I am going to be a student in Andrew Harvey's Sacred Activism workshop. What is “sacred activism”? According to Harvey's website, “sacred activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world.” Basically, we've got … Continue reading What are you doing this weekend?