The Church and Child Sexual Abuse: Tending the Spiritual Wounds of Survivors
Oct
11
3:00 PM15:00

The Church and Child Sexual Abuse: Tending the Spiritual Wounds of Survivors

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2 hr Workshop - $15

Great strides have been taken in the church regarding safe sanctuaries that protect children from abuse. However, the church often overlooks how they might minister to the adult survivors of abuse in their midst. Survivors of child sexual abuse often hide in plain sight, and the church has little awareness of the spiritual wounds they bear. In this workshop, we will discuss the many aspects of church that can prevent survivors from feeling safe or connecting with God. We will explore simple adjustments to common rituals that will allow those wounded ones among us to participate more fully in the life of the church, as well as the ways in which church members, clergy, and staff can reach out to those victims and walk alongside them in appropriate and healing ways.

Sue Magrath is the author of Healing the Ravaged Soul: Tending the Spiritual Wounds of Child Sexual Abuse. She is a retired psychotherapist, having spent 14 years as a pastoral counselor working with victims of child sexual abuse. She is active in the UMC as a spiritual director, retreat and workshop leader, church consultant, and advocate in the area of clergy wellness.

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Resistance and Love: Humanizing but not Normalizing Part I Resistance and Love
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Resistance and Love: Humanizing but not Normalizing Part I Resistance and Love

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2 Modules.
Part I: Resistance and Love (Thursday night) - $20 Tickets available now!
Part II: Not Losing Hope (Friday morning) - $20 Tickets available now!                                           Full Event Both Tickets - $30

Dr. Charles L. Howard will use lecture and conversation in exploring resistance to injustice without losing relationships, one's own integrity, relinquishing the struggle, or giving in to despair.

In today's increasingly polarized world people are retreating into their own circles. Relationships are being lost at alarming rates. Sometimes people feel they have to sacrifice principles or integrity in order to maintain relationships. It's easy to give in to despair. If one has the luxury, it can be tempting to give up the struggle. 

Over two sessions, Dr. Howard will help us explore how to seek the destruction of policies, practices, and a culture that encourages harm without seeking to destroy people. He will help value the power of hope and encourage us to hold on to it. He will walk us through the power of maintaining integrity even in the midst of division and conflict. 

Despite the awful face that Christianity often presents in the public commons, Dr. Howard believes that we are trending in the correct direction. There is reason to hope.

The Rev. Charles L. Howard, PhD is the University Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater.  Prior to his return to Penn, he served in both hospital and hospice chaplaincies, and as a street outreach worker to individuals experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. His writing has been featured in such publications as Black Theology: An International Journal, Daily Good, Sojourners Magazine, Christianity Todays Leadership Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Huffington Post, The Christian Century, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Forward, and Slate.  He is the editor of The Souls of Poor Folk, a text which explores new ways of considering homelessness and poverty, and the author of The Awe and The Awful, a poetry collection and Lenten Devotional, Black Theology as Mass Movement, a call to theologians to expand the reach of their theological work, and Pond River Ocean Rain,  a collection of brief essays about going deeper with God. He shares life with his beloved wife, Dr. Lia C. Howard and their three daughters.

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Resistance and Love: Humanizing but not Normalizing Part II -- Not Losing Hope
Nov
30
9:30 AM09:30

Resistance and Love: Humanizing but not Normalizing Part II -- Not Losing Hope

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2 Modules.
Part I: Resistance and Love (Thursday night) - $20 Tickets available now!
Part II: Not Losing Hope (Friday morning) - $20 Tickets available now!                                           Full Event Both Tickets - $30

Dr. Charles L. Howard will use lecture and conversation in exploring resistance to injustice without losing relationships, one's own integrity, relinquishing the struggle, or giving in to despair.

In today's increasingly polarized world people are retreating into their own circles. Relationships are being lost at alarming rates. Sometimes people feel they have to sacrifice principles or integrity in order to maintain relationships. It's easy to give in to despair. If one has the luxury, it can be tempting to give up the struggle. 

Over two sessions, Dr. Howard will help us explore how to seek the destruction of policies, practices, and a culture that encourages harm without seeking to destroy people. He will help value the power of hope and encourage us to hold on to it. He will walk us through the power of maintaining integrity even in the midst of division and conflict. 

Despite the awful face that Christianity often presents in the public commons, Dr. Howard believes that we are trending in the correct direction. There is reason to hope.

The Rev. Charles L. Howard, PhD is the University Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater.  Prior to his return to Penn, he served in both hospital and hospice chaplaincies, and as a street outreach worker to individuals experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. His writing has been featured in such publications as Black Theology: An International Journal, Daily Good, Sojourners Magazine, Christianity Todays Leadership Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Huffington Post, The Christian Century, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Forward, and Slate.  He is the editor of The Souls of Poor Folk, a text which explores new ways of considering homelessness and poverty, and the author of The Awe and The Awful, a poetry collection and Lenten Devotional, Black Theology as Mass Movement, a call to theologians to expand the reach of their theological work, and Pond River Ocean Rain,  a collection of brief essays about going deeper with God. He shares life with his beloved wife, Dr. Lia C. Howard and their three daughters.

 

 

 

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"Interrupting Silence: God's Command to Speak Out" book study (author, Walter Brueggemann) Part II
Aug
28
1:00 PM13:00

"Interrupting Silence: God's Command to Speak Out" book study (author, Walter Brueggemann) Part II

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"Interrupting Silence: God's Command to Speak Out" is a new book by Walter Brueggemann. For 8 chapters, Dr. Brueggemann walks readers through an in depth Bible study about why and how Christians must speak out and act in solidarity with those who are oppressed and marginalized. 

We will discuss the full book in two sessions covering four chapters each time. This will be our second conversation covering chapters 5-8.

Chapter Titles: The Oppressed Break Silence, Prophets Refuse to Be Silenced, Silence Kills, Jesus Rudely Interrupted, Casting Out Silence, The Crowd as Silencer, Truth Speaks to Power, and The Church as a Silencing Institution. 

Please RSVP to thewellqueenanne@gmail.com if you would like to join. Books are available through a local bookstore or Amazon (including Kindle).

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Why Can't We All Get Along?
Aug
25
9:30 AM09:30

Why Can't We All Get Along?

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Tickets are $30 for advanced registration and $40 at the door. 

16th ANNUAL MULTIFAITH COMMUNITY SUMMIT

Religion, Race, and Politics are Tearing Seattle Apart . . .
Or are they?

Why Can't We Get Along?

You want to better your community, right?.

But what exactly does better look like?

Our various religious, racial, and political traditions provide different answers to that question. 

This one-day gathering will help us unpack those views and dream up ways we can be better together.

Are you a believer, adherent, observant or practitioner? Are you none of those? 

Are you curious about how people outside your socio-religious bubble view the conflicts that divide us?

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions then the road to better communities is paved with great practices.

At "Why Can't We All Get Along?" youll learn new listening practices that will enable you to cross those relational boundaries that currently block you from connecting with colleagues and loved ones.

Follow the compass to find the 1% you can agree on and then devote 100% effort to building bridges that will better serve the community . . . regardless of the different viewpoints. 

Register now, and invite someone you know with whom you dont always agree but would like to work with to build a better community.

This event is co-sponsored by Interfaith Northwest, Call of Compassion NW, Treacy Levine Center, and more organizations are coming on board...

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"Interrupting Silence: God's Command to Speak Out" book group (author, Walter Brueggemann) Part I of 2
Aug
21
1:00 PM13:00

"Interrupting Silence: God's Command to Speak Out" book group (author, Walter Brueggemann) Part I of 2

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"Interrupting Silence: God's Command to Speak Out" is a new book by Walter Brueggemann. For 8 chapters, Dr. Brueggemann walks readers through an in depth Bible study about why and how Christians must speak out and act in solidarity with those who are oppressed and marginalized. 

We will discuss the full book in two sessions covering four chapters each time. Our second session will be August 28, 1-2 PM.

Chapter Titles: The Oppressed Break Silence, Prophets Refuse to Be Silenced, Silence Kills, Jesus Rudely Interrupted, Casting Out Silence, The Crowd as Silencer, Truth Speaks to Power, and The Church as a Silencing Institution. 

Please RSVP to thewellqueenanne@gmail.com if you would like to join. Books are available through a local bookstore or Amazon (including Kindle).

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Self Compassion - Cherishing the Jewel at the Heart of Our Being
Jun
9
9:30 AM09:30

Self Compassion - Cherishing the Jewel at the Heart of Our Being

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Register here:  https://self-compassion-june-2018.eventbrite.com
 

This one-day workshop focuses specifically on practices that enhance our capacity for self-compassion and self care - which is foundational to our ability to be of true service in the world.

We all know that at the core of our ability to bring compassion to others, those closest to us as well as those suffering around the globe, we must embrace our ability to be compassionate with ourselves. And yet that seems to be one thing so many of us have the greatest difficulty with.

Join us for a rejuvenating and inspiring session focused on honing the precious jewel that exists at the heart of our being.

Your Facilitator: Susan Partnow is co-founder of Conversation Cafes, Let’s Talk America and Global Citizen Journey. She is a former teacher and speech pathologist, author of Everyday Speaking for All Occasions, co-author of The Art of Compassionate Listening, certified mediator, and an organizational development consultant/trainer for over 20 years, with an M.A. from Northwestern University.

Cost: Total cost for the one-day workshop is $75 to $150. You'll be able to choose what you pay within this range at the end of the workshop. Those able and willing to contribute at the higher end help support our ability to provide partial scholarships for those who are in need. 

Pre-registration of $50 is required. This pre-registration fee goes toward the total workshop fee. The remainder of the fee is due at the end of the workshop. We're unable to accept any credit cards at the workshop so bring cash or checkbook! eturning participant

Partial scholarships may be available for those unable to pay the full fee, so please don't let cost be a barrier.

Cancellation Policy:If you cancel with more than two weeks notice, we can apply $40 toward registration toward a future workshop. With less than two weeks notice, we can apply $25 toward a future workshop. There are no refunds.


Continuing education credits may be available for this workshop.

For more about The Compassionate Listening Project,
visit www:compassionatelistening.org

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Raising White Kids (with presenter Jennifer Harvey)
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Raising White Kids (with presenter Jennifer Harvey)

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Dr. Jennifer Harvey is a writer, speaker, and professor at Drake University. Her work focuses on racial justice and white anti-racism. Dr. Harvey’s most recent books include Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in Racially Unjust America (Abington Press, January 2018) and Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation (Wm. B. Ee remains). Dr. Harvey has also contributed to the New York Times and the Huffington Post. She is ordained in the American Baptist Churches (U.S.A.)

Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets. 

$50 - Sustainer, $25 Supporter, $15 Discount/Student

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Compassionate Listening  Intro Day 2: Healing the World, Inside Out
Apr
21
9:30 AM09:30

Compassionate Listening Intro Day 2: Healing the World, Inside Out

Become a More Powerful Peacemaker in Your Family, Community and Workplace

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Deepen Your Exploration of the Five Core Practices of Compassionate Listening and learn the skills necessary to bring this powerful technique into your daily life.
**Holding Compassion for Oneself and Others
**Suspending Judgment
**Maintaining Balance in the Heat of Conflict
**Listening with the Heart
**Speaking from the Heart

Compassionate Listening is a practice that reaches deep into the heart of discord or disconnection, teaching people to listen with a different "ear" to those around them. Its powerful tools help transform the energy of conflict into opportunities for understanding, intimacy at home, healthy relations, productive teamwork, and positive action. It is a practice that provides a roadmap to what sages from all ages and cultures have taught: cultivating the wisdom of the heart is the key to real peace "from the inside out."

This one day session provides Day 2 of the basic introduction for those who have take Day 1 and an opportunity for previous participants to review and deepen their practice. Whereas Day 1 focused on our own stories and self compassion, Day 2 brings us to stepping in the shoes of the other, transforming debate to dialogue and healing connection, and learning from our judgements.

Your Facilitator: Susan Partnow is co-founder of Conversation Cafes, Let’s Talk America and Global Citizen Journey. She is a former teacher and speech pathologist, author of Everyday Speaking for All Occasions, co-author of The Art of Compassionate Listening, certified mediator, and an organizational development consultant/trainer for over 20 years, with an M.A. from Northwestern University.

Primary Hosts: Heart Sisters In Actions and Global Citizen Journey


Cost: Total cost for the one-day workshop is $75 to 150. You'll be able to choose what you pay within this range at the end of the workshop. Those able and willing to contribute at the higher end help support our ability to provide partial scholarships for those who are in need. 

Pre-registration of $50 is required. Register here:  https://compassionate_listening_intro_day_2_april_21.eventbrite.com/
This pre-registration fee goes toward the total workshop fee. The remainder of the fee is due at the end of the workshop. We're unable to accept any credit cards at the workshop so bring cash or checkbook!  
Partial scholarships may be available for those unable to pay the full fee, so please don't let cost be a barrier.

Cancellation Policy:If you cancel with more than two weeks notice, we can apply $40 toward registration toward a future workshop. With less than two weeks notice, we can apply $25 toward a future workshop. There are no refunds.

Continuing education credits may be available for this workshop.

For more about The Compassionate Listening Project,
visit www:compassionatelistening.org

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Meaningful Movies: Sustainable
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Meaningful Movies: Sustainable

Free and Open to the Public (donations are accepted). Facilitated community discussion follows the film. 

"The future of our food system determines the future of mankind."

A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America's food system, from the agricultural issues we face - soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use - to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it, and what must be done to sustain it for future generation. 

Meaningful Movies brings discussion through the use of media to neighborhoods across the region. 

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Compassionate Listening Day 1: Healing the World, Inside and Out
Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

Compassionate Listening Day 1: Healing the World, Inside and Out

Become a More Powerful Peacemaker in Your Family,
Community and Workplace

Now more than ever we need to learn and practice skills that reach the heart and build connection and understanding in our polarized worlds. Join this one day session co-hosted by Queen Anne Methodist/The Well

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/compassionate-listening-intensive-healing-the-world-from-the-inside-out-tickets-37781176516?aff=efbevent

Come explore the Five Core Practices of Compassionate Listening and learn the skills necessary to bring this powerful technique into your daily life
*Holding Compassion for Oneself and Others
*Developing the Fair Witness
*Maintaining Balance in the Heat of Conflict
*Listening with the Heart
*Speaking from the Heart

Compassionate Listening is a practice that reaches deep into the heart of discord or disconnection, teaching people to listen with a different "ear" to those around them. Its powerful tools help transform the energy of conflict into opportunities for understanding, intimacy at home, healthy relations, productive teamwork, and positive action. It is a practice that provides a roadmap to what sages from all ages and cultures have taught: cultivating the wisdom of the heart is the key to real peace "from the inside out."

The one day session will serve as a basic introduction for newcomers and an opportunity for previous participants to review and deepen their practice. 

Your Facilitator: Susan Partnow is co-founder of Conversation Cafes, Let’s Talk America and Global Citizen Journey. She is a former teacher and speech pathologist, author of Everyday Speaking for All Occasions, co-author of The Art of Compassionate Listening, certified mediator, and an organizational development consultant/trainer for over 20 years, with an M.A. from Northwestern University

Co-Hosted by Heart Sisters in Action and Global Citizen Journey. 
Cost: Total cost for the one-day workshop is $75 to 150. You'll be able to choose what you pay within this range at the end of the workshop. Those able and willing to contribute at the higher end help support our ability to provide partial scholarships for those who are in need. 

Pre-registration of $50 is required. This pre-registration fee goes toward the total workshop fee. The remainder of the fee is due at the end of the workshop. We're unable to accept any credit cards at the workshop so bring cash or checkbook!
Partial scholarships may be available for those unable to pay the full fee, so please don't let cost be a barrier.

Register here:  https://compassionatelistening-day_1_april_7.eventbrite.com/

Continuing education credits may be available for this workshop.

For more about The Compassionate Listening Project,
visit www:compassionatelistening.org

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Community Dialogue - Can't We Talk 3
Mar
18
3:00 PM15:00

Community Dialogue - Can't We Talk 3

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An Experiment in Conversation, Contemplation, and our Search for Common Ground on the issues that separate us!

Tickets are free and open to the public. Watch here for links.

Imagine you are at a public meeting where the topic is immigration (or gun control, or abortion, or . . . .). It is a forum where all opinions are welcome, where you feel that you are accepted and respected. Where, by the same token, the forum ensures that everyone feels they are being heard, seen and appreciated. 

This kind of gathering is non-traditional. It also important and necessary if we are ever to agree on policies that work for the well-being of us all. For it to happen it will be necessary to develop communication skills and practices that enable us to engage with those who differ from us politically, economically and socially.

The goal of this Series is to develop the community capacity to acquire and apply these skills and practices in an intentional manner over the next 5 sessions. We will draw on our religious and spiritual traditions for wisdom and ethical values that can improve the way we engage each other on topical issues. They will also help us avoid the polarization that is so prevalent today in our families, communities, and in the public square. 

This Series will culminate in the collective design and sponsorship of an effective and replicable model for civil discourse on a current topical issue at a Town Hall Forum on August 4, 2018.

WHEN:  3:00-5:30pm on:
April 1
May 20
June 10

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The Economics of Universal Healthcare for Washington (presented by Dr. Gerald Friedman)
Mar
3
2:30 PM14:30

The Economics of Universal Healthcare for Washington (presented by Dr. Gerald Friedman)

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Whole Washington and The Well present economist Dr. Gerald Friedman as he reviews his recent research on single payer in Washington state. He will discuss context, savings, costs, and financing of single payer healthcare. A speaker from Whole Washington will join him to discuss I-600 and will provide ways for you to become engaged in working for healthcare for all. 

Doors open at 2:30 PM and the event will begin at 3:00 PM. 

For more information, contact Peter Zanello at meipz@yahoo.com 

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Community Dialogue - Can't We Talk?
Feb
18
3:00 PM15:00

Community Dialogue - Can't We Talk?

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An Experiment in Conversation, Contemplation, and our Search for Common Ground on the issues that separate us!

Tickets are free and open to the public. 

Imagine you are at a public meeting where the topic is immigration (or gun control, or abortion, or . . . .). It is a forum where all opinions are welcome, where you feel that you are accepted and respected. Where, by the same token, the forum ensures that everyone feels they are being heard, seen and appreciated. 

This kind of gathering is non-traditional. It also important and necessary if we are ever to agree on policies that work for the well-being of us all. For it to happen it will be necessary to develop communication skills and practices that enable us to engage with those who differ from us politically, economically and socially.

The goal of this Series is to develop the community capacity to acquire and apply these skills and practices in an intentional manner over the next 5 sessions. We will draw on our religious and spiritual traditions for wisdom and ethical values that can improve the way we engage each other on topical issues. They will also help us avoid the polarization that is so prevalent today in our families, communities, and in the public square. 

This Series will culminate in the collective design and sponsorship of an effective and replicable model for civil discourse on a current topical issue at a Town Hall Forum on August 4, 2018.

FACEBOOK:https://www.facebook.com/events/444152139333472/ (please share)

WHEN:  3:00-5:30pm on:
March 18
April 1
May 20
June 10

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Becoming a Better Ally: White Ally Toolkit Workshop
Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Becoming a Better Ally: White Ally Toolkit Workshop

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Tickets are $20 (supporting level), $35 (contributing level), $50 (sustaining level). If you need a scholarship, please contact us at thewellqueenanne@gmail.com. Get your tickets from Brown Paper Tickets. 

Why Racism Skeptics Should Be Empathetically Listened to, and This Should Be the Work of White Allies

Do you struggle as a White person to respond in social or work situations when someone questions the reality of racism or fails to advance anti-racist work?

Many White people are at a loss and need tangible tools and skills to participate in healthy, productive, and effective dialogue with racism skeptics. 

Questions addressed in this workshop include:

* How can a White anti-racist ally speak to racism skeptics in a way that is effective and not off-putting so that they stop listening?

* What do research finding tell us about the effectiveness of various strategies for helping racism skeptics broaden their view of issues like structural racism, unfair treatment by institutions, and white privilege?

It might surprise people to learn that there is increasing scientific evidence that shows that empathy-based dialogues are the way to go if you want to have a chance to change adults minds. According to this research, the best way to foster debiasing is to first listen empathetically to skeptics so they feel heard, and after that, raise experiences and facts that invite them to a broader and more nuanced perspective.

Come and participate in this vital conversation.

This workshop was developed by and is facilitated by Dr. David Campt, who is nationally renowned in the areas of community engagement, conflict resolution, inclusion, and equity. His clients have included large corporations, the White House, the US Military, and nonprofits. He is known as The Dialogue Guy. You can learn more about him and this work at www.whiteallytoolkit.com. 

This event is co-sponsored with Valley and Mountain.

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Community Dialogue: Can’t We Talk
Jan
21
3:00 PM15:00

Community Dialogue: Can’t We Talk

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Can’t We Talk?

Free tickets available at https://communitydialogues.brownpapertickets.com/

An experiment in conversation, contemplation, and our search for common ground on issues that separate us.

This is a community initiative to prepare ourselves for courageous conversations and to provide leadership to show that political discourse in an election year does not need to be nasty.

This initiative has been inspired by our concern that our nation is deeply divided politically and it has become very personal. Family members have stopped speaking over political differences. Our religious and spiritual traditions offer wisdom and ethical values that can enhance the way we engage each other on topical issues, but they are largely absent in the partisan, polarized public square.

The theme for this initiative is: Can’t We Talk? It will consist of 6 workshops designed to promote civil public discourse through personal storytelling, role playing exercises, relational conversational skills and contemplative practices.

The first session will introduce a kit of conversational tools and skills that will facilitate authentic and respectiful dialogue; it will also integrate contemplative practices of our diverse spiritual traditions to provide a healthy, grounded environment for our work.

Subsequent sessions will apply these skills and practices in authentic and mutually respectful dialogue with people who do not always agree with us. 

The goal is to work together to design and sponsor an effective and replicable model for civil discourse on a divisive issues at a Town Hall Forum on August 4, 2018.

Save the Dates for the monthly workshops.

Sunday, February 18

Sunday, March 18

Sunday, April 15

Sunday, May 20

Sunday, June 10

Saturday, August 4, 8:30 - 4:00 (Town Hall Forum)

Please register (there is no charge) so we can plan the meeting, and kindly share this event.

In community,

Rabbi Anson Laytner - Imam Jamal Rahman - Dr. Mark Jones, Ph.D. - John Hale

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Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony

Following the Ninth is a documentary film about the global impact of Beethoven’s final symphony. The film, released in mid-2013, has screened in over 250 cities in the United States and around the globe, with more to come.

Written in 1824, near the end of Beethoven's life, the Ninth Symphony was composed by a man with little to be thankful for. Sick, alienated from almost everyone, and completely deaf, Beethoven had never managed to find love, nor create the family he’d always wanted. And yet, despite this, he managed to create an anthem of joy that embraces the transcendence of beauty over suffering.

Celebrated to this day for its ability to heal, repair, and bring people together across great divides, the Ninth has become an anthem of liberation and hope that has inspired many around the world:

  • At Tiananmen Square in 1989, students played the Ninth over loudspeakers as the army came in to crush their struggle for freedom.
  • In Chile, women living under the Pinochet dictatorship sang the Ninth at torture prisons, where men inside took hope when they heard their voices.
  • As the Berlin Wall came down in December 1989, it collapsed to the sound of Leonard Bernstein conducting Beethoven’s Ninth as an “Ode To Freedom.”
  • In Japan each December, the Ninth is performed hundreds of times, often with 10,000 people in the chorus. Following the Ninth gives us insight into the heightened importance of this massive communal Ninth, known as “Daiku,” in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami of 2011.

Directed and produced by Kerry Candaele—who previously produced Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices, Iraq for Sale, and the documentary A League of Their Own—Following the Ninth traces these stories, intertwining them with the history of the Ninth itself to create a moving ode to hope, freedom, and the power of art.

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Northwest Interfaith Interspiritual Celebration of Generosity and the Wisdom of World Religions
Nov
19
2:30 PM14:30

Northwest Interfaith Interspiritual Celebration of Generosity and the Wisdom of World Religions

31st annual
InterSpiritual Celebration of Generosity
the Wisdom of World Religions
Sunday, November 19th 2:30—4:30pm

Join us as we: experience our shared value of Generosity with the diversity of 9 Eastern and Western faith traditions through the rich liturgical forms of chants, instrumentals, movement and spoken word to warm our hearts with hope as we enter the Holiday Season in Community.

We are grateful for the creative contributions shared by our neighbors of diverse spiritual traditions: Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, First Peoples, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Sufi.

LOCATION:
“The Well” Queen Anne United Methodist Church 1606 5th Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119

Free! Family Friendly!

Co-created with:
Call of Compassion NW (http://www.callofcompassion.org/), The Interfaith Amigos (http://www.interfaithamigos.com/Home.html), Interfaith Community Sanctuary (,http://interfaithcommunitysanctuary.org/), Mevlana Sufi Ensemble (http://interfaithcommunitysanctuary.org/index.php/worship/music/mevlana-sufi-ensemble/), Northwest Interfaith (https://www.facebook.com/NWInterfaith/), Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji (https://choboji.org/), Seattle University / STM (https://www.seattleu.edu/stm/), St. Patrick Church (http://www.stpatrickseattle.org/), The Church Council of Greater Seattle (https://thechurchcouncil.org/), The Well/Queen Anne UMC (http://www.thewellqueenanne.org/), United Religions Initiative and more…

For more information contact John Hale John@CallofCompassion.org.

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Compassionate Listening Intensive: Healing the World from the Inside Out
Nov
18
9:30 AM09:30

Compassionate Listening Intensive: Healing the World from the Inside Out

Become a More Powerful Peacemaker in Your Family,
Community and Workplace

9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. 

Explore the Five Core Practices of Compassionate Listening and learn the skills necessary to bring this powerful technique into your daily life.

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/compassionate-listening-intensive-healing-the-world-from-the-inside-out-tickets-37781176516?aff=efbevent

Holding Compassion for Oneself and Others
Suspending Judgment
Maintaining Balance in the Heat of Conflict
Listening with the Heart
Speaking from the Heart

Compassionate Listening is a practice that reaches deep into the heart of discord or disconnection, teaching people to listen with a different "ear" to those around them. Its powerful tools help transform the energy of conflict into opportunities for understanding, intimacy at home, healthy relations, productive teamwork, and positive action. It is a practice that provides a roadmap to what sages from all ages and cultures have taught: cultivating the wisdom of the heart is the key to real peace "from the inside out."

The one day session will serve as a basic introduction for newcomers and an opportunity for previous participants to review and deepen their practice. 

Your Facilitator: Susan Partnow is co-founder of Conversation Cafes, Let’s Talk America and Global Citizen Journey. She is a former teacher and speech pathologist, author of Everyday Speaking for All Occasions, co-author of The Art of Compassionate Listening, certified mediator, and an organizational development consultant/trainer for over 20 years, with an M.A. from Northwestern University


Cost: Total cost for the one-day workshop is $75 to 150. You'll be able to choose what you pay within this range at the end of the workshop. Those able and willing to contribute at the higher end help support our ability to provide partial scholarships for those who are in need. 


Pre-registration of $50 is required. This pre-registration fee goes toward the total workshop fee. The remainder of the fee is due at the end of the workshop. We're unable to accept any credit cards at the workshop so bring cash or checkbook!
Partial scholarships may be available for those unable to pay the full fee, so please don't let cost be a barrier.

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/compassionate-listening-intensive-healing-the-world-from-the-inside-out-tickets-37781176516?aff=efbevent

Cancellation Policy:If you cancel with more than two weeks notice, we can apply $40 toward registration toward a future workshop. With less than two weeks notice, we can apply $25 toward a future workshop. There are no refunds.

Additional Information:

If you do not receive your Paypal receipt, there was probably a problem with your registration. Please call us if this happens. Do not assume that you are registered!

After registering and paying, you will receive an email from PayPal confirming your payment. This is your confirmation of a completed registration. If you elect to pay by check, you will receive a confirmation as soon as the check is received. Within two weeks prior to the workshop we will send an email with final details and directions.


As mentioned: We have some ability to offer partial scholarships. If you'd like to know more about this workshop or partial scholarships, contact Susan at (206) 310-1203 or susanpartnow@gmail.com

Continuing education credits may be available for this workshop.

For more about The Compassionate Listening Project,
visit www:compassionatelistening.org

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Roots: a Local Palestinian-Israeli Initiative for Understanding
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Roots: a Local Palestinian-Israeli Initiative for Understanding

THIS EVENT IS CANCELED AND POSTPONED TO ANOTHER TIME. THERE WERE TRAVEL ISSUES WITH THE PRESENTERS.

 

This event is hosted at Temple De Hirsch Sinai. It is free and open to the public. 

Currently finishing his book, Painful Hope, Ali Abu Awwad is today a leading Palestinian activist teaching his countrymen non-violent resistance, and reaching out to Jewish Israelis at the heart of the conflict. Ali has toured the world many times over, telling his riveting story of violent activism, imprisonment, bereavement and discovery of the path of non-violent resistance, a story of personal transformation. 

Hanan Schlesinger is an Orthodox rabbi and teacher, and a passionate Zionist settler who has been profoundly transformed by his friendship with Ali.  His understanding of the reality of the Middle East conflict and of Zionism has been utterly complicated by the parallel universe that Ali has introduced him to.  

Join Ali and Hanan as they tell their personal stories and of their efforts to build a better future for their peoples. They come with no ready peace plans in hand, but only with the conviction that human understanding and trust will be the prerequisites for lasting justice, freedom and peace on that tiny sliver of land that they both call home.

Roots is a unique collaboration of local Palestinians and Israelis building a grassroots model for coexistence in the Gush Etzion-Bethlehem-Hebron area. Roots works to nurture understanding, non-violence and personal transformation between Palestinians and Israelis and to advance the two peoples towards a new social and political reality founded upon dignity, trust, and mutual recognition and respect for both peoples’ particular historic belonging to the entire Land.

Roots works primarily among those elements of the Israeli and Palestinian communities 

that have been most marginalized by, threatened by, and opposed to peace and compromise: religious settlers on the one hand, and on the other hand, religious Muslims, ex-fighters and ex-prisoners. We bring together Palestinians and Israelis who live in geographical proximity but by and large have never had real human contact with the other side. Through our programs:

  1. The two sides discover the humanity of the other, overcoming suspicion and building trust.
  2. An ecosystem of consideration, reconciliation and mutuality is fostered. 
  3. People are guided toward taking responsibility.
  4. Joint initiatives are developed in order to ease tensions and improve life on the ground.
  5. The language of discourse and overall perspectives change, creating the foundation from which peace can sprout.

Roots was founded in January 2014 by Ali Abu Awwad, Shaul Judelman, and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger together with many other Israelis and Palestinians. The initiative is based in the heart of Gush Etzion (Etzion Bloc), on a piece of land owned by the Awwad family abutting the Palestinian town of Bet Ummar. The result is the creation of a little Garden of Eden called Merkaz (Hebrew for Center) Karama (Arabic for Dignity). It is one of the rare places accessible to both Palestinians and Israelis without special government permits, thus facilitating unmediated get-togethers and deep conversations between people from the two sides.

The Palestinians and Israelis involved in this initiative do not hide the many deep disagreements between them. On the contrary, they are deeply aware of the complexities of the conflict and of the lack of equality between the two sides. What unites them is their honest search for human understanding and nonviolent resolution to the conflict.

Roots is a project of Keren Chai Shalom (The Life of Peace Fund), an Israeli nonprofit organization (legally registered as Beit HaTeatron) that is dedicated to continuing the legacy of Rabbi Menachem Froman of blessed memory, a dedicated settler and peace activist.

Co-sponsors:

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Creating a Spiritual Wisdom Council
Oct
21
8:30 AM08:30

Creating a Spiritual Wisdom Council

15th Annual InterSpiritual Community Summit

Register Now: http://bpt.me/3104156

Who is speaking for "us" in the public square to reconcile the many contentious issues threatening our collective well-being? Are you, too, concerned about the polarization that is blocking us from discovering common purpose within our families, neighborhoods and communities? Perhaps, "it begins with us!).

We invite you to join with us to design and create a group that will re-frame the current debates. Together with spiritual guides from 9 world religions, we intend to devote our annual interfaith community summit to rediscovering the universal spiritual wisdom we share at the deepest level of our humanity.

Northwest Interfaith, partner of Call of Compassion NW, has incorporated NICO (Northwest Interfaith Community Outreach) and TIN (The Interfaith Network) and is organizing this summit as a community grassroots initiative. We believe that shared spiritual practices can awaken us to new possibilities for peace, that compassionate relational skills will help us initiate courageous dialogue with people who disagree with us, and, when applied respectfully and authentically in the public square, they will reveal common purpose for healthy political outcomes.

Now is the time and we are the people: please come, invite your friends  --- and Register Now!

Join leaders from 9 spiritual traditions in a Council of Wisdom Seekers

♥ share spiritual practices 

♥ learn how to be in authentic relationship 

♥ connect with others who think differently

Let us learn something new, including practices to cultivate:

Inner Peace  -  Reclaim peace in ourselves

Healthy Relationships  -  Trust is the key

Beloved Communities-  Everyone is our neighbor

  $15 advanced registration; $20 at the door donations for scholarships welcomed

*Northwest Interfaith is the union of The Interfaith Network (TIN) and NW Interfaith Community Outreach (NICO).

2017 InterSpiritual Community Summit is co-sponsored with: The Interfaith Amigos, The Well/Queen Anne UMC, Interfaith Community Sanctuary, SeattleU STM, AnandaWashington, St Patrick Church, Call of Compassion NW, and more...

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Pilgrimage to Peace in the Middle East
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Pilgrimage to Peace in the Middle East

@First United Methodist Church

Come engage with Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace as she hosts a conversation with Daoud Nassar from Tent of Nations near Bethlehem about daily living, human rights concerns, and peacebuilding.

Tickets: $12 suggested donation at the door or purchased in advance via Brown Paper Tickets.

Brought to you by First United Methodist Church and The Well.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Parking available on site.

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Diana Butler Bass - Gratitude and Love: Sustaining Powers for Resistance
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Diana Butler Bass - Gratitude and Love: Sustaining Powers for Resistance

  • Plymouth Church United Church of Christ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Gratitude is the core of resistance." -Diana Butler Bass

Noted Christian historian, author, and speaker Diana Butler Bass will join us once again, this time to explore how gratitude and love are necessary and sufficient powers that sustain people for resistance.

This event is co-sponsored by and hosted at Plymouth Congregational Church. 

New Price: General $20, Student $10

If you purchased tickets are the previous price, please email us at thewellqueenanne@gmail.com for refund information. 

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Rita Nakashima-Brock - Moral Injury & Soul Repair
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Rita Nakashima-Brock - Moral Injury & Soul Repair

This event is co-sponsored by Plymouth Congregational Church. 

Rita Nakashima Brock, Rel. M., M.A., Ph.D. is a noted theologian who she has lectured all over the world. As Co-Founder of the Soul Repair Center, Dr. Brock has become an internationally recognized expert on the emerging study of moral injury and recovery.

At The Well, she will be speaking on The Moral Injuries of a Country: The Cost of Dualism, War and Violence, and the Agonies of Now. 

Dualistic thinking drives us to divide the world into innocent and evil. Heroes are innocent and good. Villains are guilty and evil. Such thinking is too simplistic to capture lived real experiences. How do we deal with failure, love, violence, personal struggle, economic pressures, costly decisions and so forth matters.

A social contract collapses because it's moral foundations are threatened or destroyed by events and behaviors that violate its core values. This lecture will examine, through the lens of moral injury, the recurring and lingering traumatic events that have propelled significant social change in American society and the current context of backlash attempting to reach back to a discredited past.  

In December 2008, she and Dr. Gabriella Lettini began work on the Truth Commission on Conscience in War (www.conscienceinwar.org), which, in November 2010, recommended extensive public education on moral injury. In response, she and Dr. Lettini co-authored Soul Repair: Recovery from Moral Injury After War(Beacon, 2012).

A native of Fukuoka, Japan, whose mother was trained in nursing by the Red Cross after WW II, Dr. Brock’s birth father was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and her stepfatherwas a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Vietnam War who served 29 years in the military. Dr. Brock earned her Ph.D. in philosophy of religion and theology in 1988 from Claremont Graduate University, becoming the first Asian American woman in the country to earn a doctorate in theology and the first ever to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Religion (AAR). From 2004 to 2012, she co-founded and directed Faith Voices for the Common Good, which generated online and in-person networked social change projects for progressive faith leaders and organizations and which helped organize the Truth Commission on Conscience in War. She has held a number of leadership positions in the academy and led the effort to create a program unit in 2013 to study moral injury in religion, society, and culture, a unit she co-chairs with Dr. Elizabeth Bounds of Emory University. 

NEW PRICE: Tickets: General Admission $20, Student $10

 

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Faith Communities for Peace: Peacemaking Circles
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Faith Communities for Peace: Peacemaking Circles

Did you know that King County Juvenile Court is currently piloting Peacemaking Circles as an alternative and community-based way to resolve some of its juvenile felony cases? This reduces incarceration, fosters healing for both victims and offenders, and affords a profound opportunity for transformation. This is the Gospel in action and it’s unfolding right here in our own backyard. Faith communities are needed to expand our network of circle providers. Would your church like to be involved? We’ll begin by transforming ourselves using this tool. Please join us to learn more!

QUESTIONS?
Contact for Protestant and Interfaith Communities: REV. TERRI STEWART, (425) 531-1756 or YCC-Chaplain@thechurchcouncil.org

Contact for Catholic Communities: JOE COTTON
(206) 382-4847 or joe.cotton@seattlearch.

This event is co-sponsored by Riverton Park United Methodist Church, the Youth Chaplaincy Coalition, and The Well. 

This event is free and open to the public. Please register by contacting the above listed names. 

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Sister Lucy - Meet a Living Mother Teresa
Sep
5
7:15 PM19:15

Sister Lucy - Meet a Living Mother Teresa

  • The Well/Queen Anne United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With her "Maher Communities," Sister Lucy Kurien, member of the Catholic order Sisters of the Cross, has opened 90 rural and urban communities served in three Indian states with a mission to get to root causes of violence and despair experienced by women and children in India; support family reunification; provide safe and loving residential services for women and children when reunification is not possible; and assist women in their individual paths to self-reliance.

More than 2,000 people have benefited from Sister Lucy's work - over 300 women and 900 children currently in residence in 44 homes.

The "Magic of Maher" lays in its deep path:

  • Love is the basis - not services
  • Faith in the intrinsic goodness of people
  • Reconciliation with even difficult relatives
  • Embrace all people across all faiths, castes, class, and ethnicity
  • Inter-religious, deeply spiritual
  • Operational flexibility with small homes
  • Values driven: never pay a bribe, truth and transparency in all interactions

The are also deeply respectful of Mother Earth - composting and organic gardens, solar water heating, water recycling and biogas systems and attention to good nutrition.

We invite you to join in an intimate evening with this Roman Catholic nun who has started an interfaith community. Maher is an interfaith and caste-free Indian NGO. Learn about this remarkable work. 

This event is co-sponsored by Maher Communities: Northwest Friends and The Well. It is free and open to the public. 

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David Zinn - Art for the Soul, Joy, and Community
Aug
26
9:00 AM09:00

David Zinn - Art for the Soul, Joy, and Community

  • Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are inviting teams from religious groups, community organizations, and neighborhoods to learn how to create joyful, humorous, temporary public works of art. This event will include an outdoor component in Blaine Memorial UMC's parking lot.  Light refreshments will be provided starting at 8:30 AM.

David Zinn has been creating original artwork in and around Ann Arbor since 1987, serving all manner of commercial clients from small shops to major municipalities while simultaneously sneaking “pointless” art into the world at large. His professional commissions have included theatrical posters, business logos, educational cartoons, landfill murals, environmental superheroes, corporate allegories and hand-painted dump trucks. His less practical creations have involved bar coasters, restaurant placemats, cake icing, and snow.

David’s temporary street art is composed entirely of chalk, charcoal and found objects, and is always improvised on location. Most of these drawings have appeared on sidewalks in  in Michigan, but some have surfaced as far away as subway platforms in Manhattan and construction debris in the Sonoran Desert. Zinn’s chalk work began in 2001 as an excuse to linger outdoors, but has since achieved global notoriety through the sharing of photos on Facebook, Huffington Post UK, The Cheezburger Network, Street Art Utopia, and Archie McPhee’s Endless Geyser of Awesome. His most frequent characters are Sluggo, a bright green monster with stalk eyes and irreverent habits, and Philomena, a phlegmatic flying pig. As of 2013, there have been a lot of mice as well.

David is a self-taught artist with a degree in Creative Writing and English Language from the Residential College of the University of Michigan. He has taught creative writing and scenic painting, performed in and directed several Gilbert & Sullivan operas, recorded audiobooks, and hosted two children’s radio shows (The Rug Rat Revue on WCBN-FM and The Mud Pie Cafe on Michigan Radio). David is also an avid whistler, a haphazard ukulele player, and a dutiful shirker.

In the meantime, take a look at his incredible and whimsical art. 

 

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Power Dynamics, Equal Agency and Intellectual Freedom: Developing Ethical Conversations in Institutions?
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Power Dynamics, Equal Agency and Intellectual Freedom: Developing Ethical Conversations in Institutions?

  • The Well/Queen Anne United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Zac Calvo, our co-sponsors from Coastland Commons, and The Well as we discuss the intrinsic difficulty in creating a "safe enough" space for vigorous and sometime conflictual dialogue and the free exchange of ideas, even when ideas can be repugnant. What is the institutional responsibility to name its own power in framing the dialogue, in inviting the participants, and in shaping the gathering and space? What ideas are out of bounds? When does difference of opinion become harm and what is the ethical demand placed upon a sponsor to attend to potential harm?

This past year, Princeton Theological Seminary invited the Rev. Dr. Tim Keller to speak at an annual conference and to receive an award from the Kuyper Center. Dr. Keller is a noted leader in the Presbyterian Church of America, a denomination which prevents women and LGBTQIA people from full participation in ordained ministry. Moreover, Dr. Keller shares the views of his denomination and has been outspoken in his stances

An outcry erupted. Should Dr. Keller be allowed to speak? Should he be given an award by the school - even by a center within the school? What is the responsibility of students to make space for vigorous debate? What is the role of the institution to uphold its stated values?

Zac Calvo was a leader in the Princeton movement of students, faculty, and others to rescind the award but allow the talk. He will facilitate our dialogue first by outlining the events at Princeton, naming the various places that power imbalances entered and affected the process and then leading us into a broader conversation about power in public spaces. That is, Power Dynamics, Equal Agency and Intellectual Freedom: Developing Ethical Conversation in Institution require thoughtful and mindful attention as well as truth-telling about the institution's role as well as the agency of the individuals involved.

We at The Well are committed to creating a safe and generous place to dialogue about issues that affect mind, body, spirit, community, and world. This question is one we ask ourselves often. Who do we invite? What voices should be heard? What ideas need amplification? Into what communities do we reach for dialogue partners? What issues are pressing? What is the most healthy way to structure a forum? We invite you to join us in struggling together with these and other questions. A common good demands of us mindful engagement. 

This event is free and open to the public.

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Soul Collage
Jul
29
9:00 AM09:00

Soul Collage

What is SoulCollage®?
SoulCollage® is an intuitive collage process for self-discovery and community. People make their own decks of collaged cards for their personal use from images found in purchased or donated magazines, calendars, books, cards, etc. and from stock photos and/or personal materials (e.g., photos, one’s own art). The SoulCollage® process helps people discover their unique inner/outer guides and challengers, and to explore and express their unique soul in its lightness as well as its shadow. It is also fun to do, individually and in community!. Visit http://www.soulcollage.com/principles-of-soulcollage for more information.


Our Exploration
We will be working on four to six cards. Cards that will represent aspects of ourselves in the morning and then delving into the "transpersonal cards" in the afternoon. The transpersonal cards signify our Source, Witness, and Soul. We will use the process to create cards learn how to use the cards to better know ourselves.

Purpose
To offer the training to chaplains for soul care and to the community to learn this artistic process.

Bring
Scissors is you can! and lunch and any drinks you might want.

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$20 will cover supplies!

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Movie: "Transfigurations" & Q&A with Peterson Toscano
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

Movie: "Transfigurations" & Q&A with Peterson Toscano

  • The Well/Queen Anne United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Peterson Toscano has shaken up Bible academics and received high praise for his ground-breaking, genre-bending, gender blending Bible scholarship. By unearthing the stories of gender-variant people in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, Toscano’s one-person play deepens well-known (and lesser-known) Bible stories and presents an array of Bible characters with an array of genders.

After the screening, Peterson Toscano will be with us to participate in an audience Q & A.


Reviews:
Toscano brings a deep reverence for the Biblical text with him into his exploration of gender transgression.  This play is mesmerizing and compels the viewer to see well known Bible stories in a brave new light. -Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint
 
As a biblical scholar I'm always a bit skeptical about dramatic interpretations of biblical texts, whether they will truly capture the complexity of the originals; however, Peterson's performances bring to light dimensions of the texts that many, even those of us who spend hours with the text on the page, fail to see. By bringing the stories and characters to life we're able to see the human-ness of the biblical narratives in all its gore and glory. -Lynn Huber, Associate Professor of Religious Studies--New Testament and Early Christian History, Elon College.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome!

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"Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands" & Q&A with Peterson Toscano
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

"Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands" & Q&A with Peterson Toscano

The Bible has been used as a weapon against LGBTQ people. For over a decade Peterson Toscano has engaged in a creative and very public dialogue with these ancient texts. His Bible scholarship is sound, but perhaps more importantly, it is filled with humor and warmth.

In this lively performance lecture, Peterson reveals bizarre, hilarious, disturbing, and revelatory characters and moments from the Hebrew and Christian scriptures.  This is not “What does the Bible say about homosexuality?” No, Peterson delves into the text to find gender outlaws in it, to bust open traditional readings, and provides whole new perspectives.

What has been astonishing about Peterson’s Bible presentations is how well they are received by all kinds of audience members. Traditional Bible believers, progressive Christians and Jews, Bible scholars, atheists, and people who don’t know the first thing about the Bible, are drawn in, entertained and enlightened.

If you want to hear something fresh and new about old Bible stories and also experience outright weird and hysterical performance art, come see Peterson's performance/lecture!

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Peacemaking Circle Final Sentencing
Jul
7
4:00 PM16:00

Peacemaking Circle Final Sentencing

This is the resolution to our second Peacemaking Circle case while we are in the pilot phase. Come and pack the courthouse and let the justice system know that you want this restorative, healing, peacemaking way of justice rather than the traditional adversarial and punitive process. It is vitally important that the community shows up and lets the juvenile justice know that we want this alternative way of justice. The way that restores and heals, transforming brokenness to beauty.

The King County Peacemaking Coordinating Team

Our Vision Statement: Communities in Peace: Where Everyone Matters and Belongs

Our Mission Statement: Transforming Brokenness into Beauty

Our Core Values: 
• Interconnected relationships
• Honoring and celebrating one another
• Partnering and collaborating

Who We Are: 
The KCPCT is a working committee that meets to coordinate Peacemaking activities in King County. The members of the committee include community partners, faith-based leaders, parents, local residents, young people, as well as leaders and personnel from county and state agencies and key stakeholders from the King County criminal justice system.

“If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it.” Richard Rohr

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Black Women Relating to Sustain Our Personal Power
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Black Women Relating to Sustain Our Personal Power

  • The Well/Queen Anne United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop invites young adults who identify as Black women to join a dialogue about identity, agency, and the role of ritual in sustaining power in a society that can be challenging, unjust, and tiring. This is a small group exploration of personal agency and the role of community. 

This workshop is part of an internship capstone for Ashlee K Williams, a Masters of Transformational Leadership candidate at Seattle University (soon to be graduate). Ashlee hails from Greensboro, NC and holds a Communications degree from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. 

This event is free. Let us know if you'd like to attend.

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