Archbishop Desmond Tutu recently gave his blessing for the Dawn of InterSpirituality Conference. Listen to a most heartfelt message:
The Dawn of Interspirituality Conference is convening in three short weeks. We will gather to recognize an essential oneness inherent in all religions, and the universal nature of the spiritual journey. In addition, we celebrate the differences between the world religions as a source of mutual inspiration and illumination, rather than discord and conflict.
The world religions, far from being polarized in a hopeless conflict from which they can never recover, are actually mutually complementary aspects of a larger, unified spiritual reality. This insight and other key perspectives are rapidly emerging today in the burgeoning field of “interspirituality,” a term coined by Brother Wayne Teasdale to depict the dynamic metamorphosis that is taking place at the intersections of the world religions. Rather than seeking a lowest common denominator, interspirituality focuses on the highest common unity among the world’s religions. This transcendent unity of religions neither denies nor belittles their very real differences, nor does it produce quick or easy answers for resolving long-standing conflicts. What it does demonstrate is that outer differences between religions are dwarfed by deeper commonalities at the core of all religions.
Never has inter-religious harmony been more important than it is today. The Dawn of Interspirituality conference portends an auspicious, long-awaited breakthrough beyond religious division and strife toward unprecedented reconciliation and harmony among the world religions. The one heart of humanity cries out for this across the globe.
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The expressive art of Touch Drawing is used in the evocation of sacred space. You’ll have to see her in action to appreciate her gift!
Jean Huston says this about her artistry, “Deborah’s work is a dance of her whole being on paper: subtle, mythic, poetic, archetypal. She is an artist of High Being.”
Mirabai Starr to discuss, How do we mindfully collect the unifying nectar from the heart of the world’s wisdom traditions while engaging the necessary discernment to decline the toxic messages that divide us? The interspiritual path requires courage, vigilance, and radical love.
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In order for the Interspiritual movement to flourish and to be fully inclusive of diverse perspectives, disciplines and talents, it will be important to co-create an international association of organizations, teachers, writers and practitioners. During the Dawn of InterSpirituality Conference, we will devote three one-hour afternoon sessions towards creation of the Association and urge conferees to join in this process. Our goal will be to forge a vision and mission statement, program objectives, categories for membership, and social media presence. The sessions will be facilitated by Rev. Diane Berke (One Spirit Learning Alliance) and Ed Bastian (Spiritual Paths Institute).
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Through sharing her own journey as Christian and Muslim, Ann will invite fellow travelers to listen to the voices of their own ancestors in faith, connect to their kindred spirits in the present, and discern their “piece of the peace” for the common good.
Looking forward to seeing you there!