CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT
Winter - Spring 2021 Back to Basics:
What Do We Stand For?
A series on the 10 Principles of St. Francis House
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the gross inequalities of our health, housing, educational and economic structures. The elections last November and attack on the election confirmation process at the Capitol on January 6 have revealed the political struggle taking place around the world and its American form. As we emerge into 2021, it seems wise to look at what our own foundational principles are and how we might be called “to create a new society within the shell of the old.” The old “normal” may indeed be part of the “nightmare” from which we are being called to awake before we find ourselves back in it.
March 12 Introduction: Origins of the Principles of St. Francis House:
The Sermon on the Mount, Leviticus 25 and Luke 4:16-21
Anne Scheibner, Norm Faramelli and Verleah Kosloske
March 26: Right Relationship & Community
Ellen Adams and Ron Steed
April 9: Local economy & Work
Sharms Gregor and Alicia McAvay
April 23: Respect for all beings & Respect for all religions
Carolyn Patierno and Glennys Ulschak
May 7: Non-violence & Non-possession
Joanne Sheehan and Rick Gaumer
May 21: Truth & Fearlessness
Jane Bernoudy and David Gonzalez Rice
Each session will start at 6:45 pm with orientation/check in.
The topic for the evening: 7-8:30 pm
Questions each presenter will answer as part of their presentation and then participants who can respond either verbally or in the chat:
1) Where do you feel you have used these two principles in your life as a person of faith?
2) How have these principles influenced your work for justice?
We will provide brief bios of our presenters the week of the scheduled session. Please print this out for your refrigerator and/or share it with your friends who might be interested. Thank you!
Zoom Information for the CofT series: Join Zoom Meeting
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