Networking Day – Saturday Nov 18th 2017
An Authentic Spirituality for the 21st Century
A panel of three speakers covering three different aspects of 21st century spirituality.
© Living Abundantly and Ending Well
Spirituality seeps through all parts of life, and truly reflects the Great Commandment of heart, mind, soul and body. For me, right loving, right thinking, right being and right doing, are when life is in balance. Celtic spirituality reflected religious practices for everyday living that begun when you awoke in the morning to what and where ever you found yourself, and stayed with you even as you settled to the evening rest through the night.
Anne Hewitt has been fortunate to live lives in an ecumenical family of protesting Protestants and wider inter-faith community where discussing and sharing spiritual matters were the norm not an aberration. This helped develop a sharing and questioning mind and deep listening to the other, to hear and openly discuss difference and new unfolding ways of spiritual expression and enrichment. She has a Scottish ancestry and is drawn to Celtic spiritual practices, and loves dialoguing with God about that which comes before her every day. She finds spiritual expressions with mindful practice in everyday living are just tickety boo for her.
Elizabeth McKinley, a researcher in the area of health and spirituality, identifies four modalities of ‘mediating ultimate meaning’: religion, art & music, relationships, and nature. This presentation introduces a framework for tapping into one of those deep wells: nature. The frame- work, called Ecozoic Living, is based on an idea from Thomas Berry called the Ecozoic Era: a time when human beings will learn to be present to the planet in a mutually beneficial manner. Ecozoic Living breaks the idea down into four areas of reflection that nourish our spirits and energise our activism.
Jana Norman, an ordained minister in the progressive United Church of Christ (USA), is a PhD student at the University of Ade- laide Law School. Her research focuses on redefining legal person- hood in terms of the human-Earth relationship. Jana convenes the Community of the Cosmic Person as part of this research, at www.- cosmicperson.com Jana holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida and a Masters of Divinity from Yale University, and is a certified Permaculture Designer.
Mark Kickett is the third presenter. Pastor Mark works as the Congress State Development Officer.
Morning Tea and Lunch provided (a donation to cover costs on the day would be appreciated)
To assist with catering, please book on Trybooking or ring the office on 8271 0329. This is a FREE EVENT.