2017 CONFERENCE “EMBRACING WE-CENTRICITY”

The 10th Anniversary Conference!

Embracing WE-CENTRICITY: PRACTICES that NUTURE the COMMON GOOD.

interdependence

How do we TRANSCEND political rivalry and polarizing rhetoric? Join us as we EXPLORE SPIRITUAL PRACTICES that HEAL division and distrust.

MAY 22-25, 2017

TECHNY TOWERS, CHICAGO

…every time we relate to other people, we automatically inhabit a we-centric space, within which we exploit a series of implicit certainties about the other. This implicit and pre-theoritical, but at the same time contentful state enables us to directly understand what the other person is doing, why he or she is doing it, and how he or she feels about a specific situation.

~ Vittorio Gallese, “The Two Sides of Mimesis,” Mimesis and Science, 100.

PRESENTERS:
Sereta Richardson on Circle Processes
Brian Robinette and Father Martin Laird on Contemplative Practice
Jonathan Brenneman on Christian Peace Making and Activism
Sister Rose Pacatte on Watching Film as Spiritual Practice
Rev. Paul Nuechterlein on Covenanting
CW Harris on Liturgy Celebrating the Legacy of Gordon Cosby
James Warren — Mimetic Theory 101
Susan Wright — Bible Study on Biblical Wisdom Practices

We would like to extend a special invitation to the Chicago Muslim community to join us.