CONTEMPLATIVE EARTH AWARENESS

Take an online retreat day with SHALEM.

In this time of awakening and connection, hold Earth and one another in prayer, stretching contemplative awareness in new ways.

Materials for this two-part, day-long retreat are available, with free access, April 7 – June 23, 2021.

Learn more here.

Register here.

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LITURGICAL YOGA

Join Story & Stretch‘s Michel Le Gribble for a virtual Liturgical Yoga series which will align body, breath, and brain with God’s Love using the ancient practice of reading Scripture known as Lectio Divina – remixed in an embodied way!

Sundays, April 11-May 16, 2021; 5:00 PM CST

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REVOLUTIONARY LOVE

The Courage to Imagine is this year’s Revolutionary Love summit, chock-full of incredible presenters: Global transformation requires our moral imagination. Join artists, activists, prophets and educators in planing a just society.

 

  • Learn more here.
  • Register here.
  • April 15-18, 2021

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S EARTH DAY EVE CELEBRATION

Nat Geo’s Earth Day Eve 2021 is hosted by Jessica Nabongo and will span the globe with visually stunning performances form some of the most beautiful place in the world. Be uplifted by the power of music and storytelling and leave with a renewed commitment to live more lightly on the planet.

Stream the virtual event live from the website or Nat Geo’s YouTube Channel. The party continues afterward live on @NatGeo TikTok with Jayda G.

April 21, 2021; 7:30 CST

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THE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS

Join Outdoor Ministry for #4 in their four-part Creation Justice Zoom Series. Dr. Teddie Potter, co-founder of Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate, among numerous other positions, will present on the psychological impact of the environmental crisis.

Learn more here.

Register here.

April 22, 7:00-8:30 PM CST.

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SACRED GROUND: AN EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Feed your soul and connect with the sacredness of the earth in  MNIPL’s virtual Earth Day gathering celebrating the Sacred Ground beneath us all.

Joy Persall is the keynote speaker.

See also MNIPL’s Earth Day Toolkit to inspire action throughout the year.

April 22, 2021; 12:00-1:00 PM CST

Learn more and RSVP here.

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LIVING WITH THE WORD

Join a Wood & Water cohort (up to 12) in retreat, reflection, and a one-one-one conversation with a spiritual companion to practice ways to:

  • identify & honor how you pray
  • renew habits of prayerfulness
  • engage guides/companions
  • integrate prayer and everyday life

Learn more and register here.

Opening Retreat: April 23; 7:00 PM to April 24; 3:00 PM CST

Closing Retreat: May 21; 7:00 PM to May 22; 3:00 PM CST

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THE BELOVED COMMUNITY RETREAT

LeaderWise continues their year-long Pilgrimage series with Anita Howard leading The Beloved Community: A Preparatory Retreat exploring what it means to be a just and loving community and steps we might take to create one.

Learn more and register here.

April 24, 9:00 AM – 12:00/noon; CST.

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POETRY & BIBLE NARRATIVES

Poetry Unbound Plus, in partnership with the Washington National Cathedral’s Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage features Padraig O’Tuama in conversation with poets about their work and how it explores biblical narratives and characters. Space is limited to create an intimate virtual gathering. Recordings of all events will be accessible on The On Being Project’s YouTube Channel the following day.

Learn more here.

Register here.

May 2, 2021 (with Lorna Goodison); 4:00-5:15 PM CST

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COURAGEOUS CHURCH SUMMIT

Faith leaders stand at a cross roads: we can either sit idly by and allow hate, greed, and fear to define us or we can channel the heart of our tradition and speak truth to power, love to angry hate, and hope to unfounded fear. The Courageous Church Summit provides a critical look at where we are now and how we get to a more equitable and sustainable future.

Interviews with 20 influential faith leaders in activist-oriented congregations will equip participants with the audacity, connections, and practical advice to be active leaders in an emerging movement for change.

Learn more and register here.

May 10-14, 2021

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DEFENDING AAPI NEIGHBORS

The Barnard Center for Research on Women compiled a Defending Asian Women; Defending Sex Workers list: trainings, vigils, and other responses to the Atlanta shooting.

Included is Hollaback and Asian Americans Advancing Justice’s free Bystander Intervention Trainings.

 

Their website lists multiple times and options for 2.0: Conflict De-Escalation Workshops.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021; 1:00 PM CST
Wednesday, April 7, 2021; 2:00 PM CST
Thursday, April 8, 2021; 12:00 PM CST
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CHAUVIN TRIAL RESOURCES

The Dept. of Public Safety, the MN Nat’l Guard and MN State Patrol, established Operation Safety Net, a central, reliable source to counteract misinformation during the trial of Derek Chauvin. Share accurate information with congregations to stay safe, connected and informed.

 

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HEALING OUR CITY VIRTUAL PRAYER TENT

The Derek Chauvin trial is surfacing fresh pain and fear. The Center for Leadership and Neighborhood Engagement has launched an online version of last summer’s wonderful community prayer tent. All are invited to join by Zoom or Facebook for reflection followed by your form of prayer, silence or meditation.

Planned for every morning at 8:00 AM CST.