If you like the topics we discuss here, you’ll probably love the announcement below.
My colleagues in spirituality and dialogue, Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat of Spirituality & Practice, have just announced an e-course led by The Interfaith Amigos. These three guys–an imam, a rabbi, and a pastor–have been talking, working, and presenting together for a long time. They are often funny and regularly provide penetrating insights into reaching across divides. Among other things, the course involves reading and reflecting on emails in a virtual “Practice Circle,” so you’ll get to know some other spirit-and-dialogue folks as well. I’ve already signed up, so I’m hoping I’ll see you there. (Note: if the registration link below doesn’t work, use this one: http://www.SpiritualityandPractice.com/BreakingFree.)
A New E-Course with
Imam Jamal Rahman, Rabbi Ted Falcon, and Pastor Don Mackenzie, who have become known as the Interfaith Amigos, have been working together for over 14 years. The horrors of 9/11 brought them together to consider how truly effective interfaith dialogue could alleviate the demonization of any religion. They believe that all authentic spiritual traditions are sacred avenues to a shared Universal Reality from which true healing of personal and planetary problems flows.
Now in a new e-course developed for Spirituality & Practice, the Imam, the Rabbi, and the Pastor look at the specific issues we face in a pluralistic society and the spiritual practices that can help us transcend those roadblocks to effective collaboration on the critical issues of our time.
The e-course will run for four weeks from April 13 – May 8, 2015 and will focus on these themes:
Week 1: Spiritual Practices in General and Why We Need Them
Week 2: The Five Stages of Interfaith Dialogue
Week 3: The Major Ways Our Traditions Stray
Week 4: Beyond Polarization: Confronting Our Major Obstacle
This is a rare opportunity to learn from three distinguished spiritual teachers from the three Abrahamic faiths. Read more about it and register here:
We look forward to sharing this interfaith experience with you.
Salaam, Shalom, Shanti, Peace,
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Co-Directors, Spirituality & Practice