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Meets at the First Religious Society in Carlisle. Odyssey speaker --- Ken Sawyer

When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
9:30 am Eastern
Where: First Religious Society
Carlisle 27 School St
Carlisle, Massachusetts  01741
United States

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Greetings Colleagues,

Great news!  Ken Sawyer has accepted the invitation to give his Spiritual Odyssey when we next meet on March 15th!  Claire Feingold Thoryn will preach, and we'll have Cathy Hoffman back for part two of her non-violent direct action workshop.  Read more details below, and save the date for our Spring Picnic!  

Wishing you joy in all your ministries!
- Your Exec Team

March 15th Schedule

9:30 Coffee, bagels and shmooze 
10:00 Worship led by Claire Feingold Thoryn
10:45 Program: Non Violent Direct Action Part 2 Led by Cathy Hoffman
12:45 Lunch (including announcements at lunchtime)
1:30 Spiritual Odyssey by Ken Sawyer
2:30 Closing

Morning Topic: (from 10:45- 12:45)  We will continue the lively dialogue we began at our January meeting, “Where Spirit and Justice Meet” - Exploring Nonviolent Direct Action and Responding in Uncertain Times.  (Many folks requested a "Part Two" and we're doing our best to make that happen!)

In this new era of uncertain but worrisome times, how can we find ways to resist and respond pro-actively which reflect a paradigm of inclusion and compassion? UU congregations and leaders have been a part of a number of efforts from immigration and restorative justice to Standing Rock and Black Lives Matter support. This is an opportunity for dialogues on direct action, community building and nonviolence and some reflection on moving forward. 

Long time Cambridge peace and justice activist and former City Peace Commission director, Cathy Hoffman has been part of local struggles against neighborhood gentrification, and for restorative justice, community building and nonviolence.  (She is part of solidarity efforts with El Salvador and Palestine through sistering projects which build political awareness through human relationships.)  Committed to nonviolence as the antidote to our culture of separation, Cathy has been a nonviolence trainer for many decades most recently with the Resist The Pipeline effort in West Roxbury.  She has enjoyed the companionship of UU communities and is blessed to have been at Standing Rock and living in the moment of this sacred and transforming witness.

Afternoon Topic:  A Spiritual Odyssey by Ken Sawyer (from 1:30 - 2:30 PM)

Our Clara Barton colleagues are warmly invited to join us!

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