One September 10
Spirituality and an Age of
is no required reading for the opening session.
September 17 Struggling for a Spirituality of Hope
Scarred By Struggle,
Transformed By Hope
The Mystical-Physical Nature
Sense, and Soul (Blood)
The Spirit of the
The Hand of God
October 8 Faith and Belief in an Age of Transition
Evolutionary Faith (O’Murchu)
October 15 Manifestations of the Divine
Love Poems from God (Ladinsky)
October 22 Spirituality in
Times of Terror
Reading: God in the Balance (Heyward)
October 30 The Cultivation of
Radical Gratitude (Leddy)
Nine November 6
Learning to Live as One
The Cosmic Dance (Rupp)
Spirituality in an Age of Transition
Reading: The Call (Spangler)
the world changes so quickly that
in growing up we take leave not just of youth but
of the world we were young in. We
cannot not change. But
we can refuse to be converted. Change,
struggle, conversion have
become the spiritual hinges of the new century on
which hang not just our present but
our past as well.”
By Struggle, Transformed by Hope
Sense, and Soul. The Mystical-Physical Nature of Human Existence.
Los Angeles: Renaissance Books, 2001.
Chittester, Joan D. Scarred
By Struggle, Transformed By Hope. Grand Rapids: William B.
Heyward, Carter. God
in the Balance. Christian Spirituality in Times of Terror.
Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press, 2002.
Ladinsky, Daniel, trans.
Poems From God. Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West.
Penguin Compass, 2002.
Leddy, Mary Jo. Radical
Gratitude. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2002.
Faith. Rediscovering God in Our Great Story.
Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2002.
Reagan, Michael, ed. The
Hand of God. Thoughts and Images Reflecting the Spirit of the Universe.
Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press, 1999.
Rupp, Joyce. The
Cosmic Dance. An Invitation to Experience Our Oneness. Maryknoll:
Orbis Books, 2002.
Spangler, David. The
Call. New York: Riverhead Books. 1996.
is a balancing act
between the poles of unreasonable hope
the one hand
disheartening disquiet on the other.
is part of life.
is not struggle that defeats us,
is rather our failure to struggle
depletes the human spirit.
The essence of struggle is the decision to become new
than simply to become older.
struggle is the price to be paid
becoming everything we are meant to be in the world.”
By Struggle, Transformed By Hope