Event Calendar

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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10:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:30am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - John Ankele: The Ethical & Spiritual Dimension of Our Relationship to "Mother Earth"
Sunday Meeting - John Ankele: The Ethical & Spiritual Dimension of Our Relationship to "Mother Earth"
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

The new head of the EPA is a climate change skeptic and his mission is to roll back the regulations that are meant to protect us from the catastrophic breakdown of our bio-system. How did we get here? What can we do? Where can we look within our spiritual/ethical traditions and practices for guidance and empowerment as we resist the policies that threaten to end our human “adventure” on this planet that is our only home?

John Ankele holds an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary (’67) and was ordained in the Presbyterian Church.  He is a student in the Zen tradition,  a teacher of Shambhala Buddhism and has been involved for many years in interfaith dialogue.  As a documentary filmmaker, his early subjects included prophet-healers in marginalized communities in Africa, the underground church in China, and the impact of women’s empowerment on health care in India.  Twenty-five years ago, John teamed up with co-producing colleague Anne Macksoud to form Old Dog Documentaries (www.olddogdocumentaries.org) with a mission to create films that inspire dialogue and action around issues involving social, economic and environmental justice. Their most recent film The Wisdom To Survive – Climate Change, Capitalism and Community is being seen widely in the U.S. and Canada.  And John has just finished a short film, One Body One Heart, about how Bob Gunn, a psychotherapist, Jungian scholar,  Zen priest and Christian minister is dealing with pancreatic cancer.

 
11:00 AM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

APRIL is a month of BRAIN STORMS!  

We'll study CLIMATE and use it's metaphoric insights for our own private climates, learning about the world of excitable FEELINGS.

We'll learn and play with choices of self-expression, creative storm processes, and coping strategies for "the big feelings."  

We’ll use our expressive and creative forces to tackle the challenging extremes of weather within and without!  

APRIL will be a month of Action and Art. Children will be supported in their family's activist processes. 

1:00pm  TEEN TABLE, in lunch room.

 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th Floor
Film & Discussion - The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community by John Ankele
Film & Discussion - The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community by John Ankele
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 1:30pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th Floor

The Environmental Stewardship Committee presents:

“The Wisdom to Survive”
by John Ankele

Created by our Sunday platform speaker this week, John Ankele, this documentary film accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks what is keeping us from action. The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of the society and the lives of billions of people.