A Season for Nonviolence 2020

Thursday, January 30 — Saturday, April 4, 2020

 

This annual worldwide observation spans the 64 days between the dates Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., were assassinated.

Co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and the Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), this educational awareness campaign addresses attaining peace through nonviolence. Spiritually guided citizen leaders in 900 cities in 67 countries have participated since the campaign began.

This year, we at Unity of Walnut Creek will deepen our understanding and practice inclusivity with events described below.


MeToo to WeTogether: Reconciling Relations Between Women and Men

with Dr. Alka Arora

An experiential workshop in Gender Equity and Reconciliation

Sunday, March 29

2:00 - 5:00 pm

 

“The future of humanity will be decided not by relations between nations, but by relations between women and men.” - D.H. Lawrence

Participate in activities to confront and begin to dismantle personal and cultural patterns of gender conditioning.

The “MeToo to WeTogether” process draws on universal spiritual principles and practices to empower adults to jointly unravel gender and sexual conditioning without blame or shame, and reclaim mutual harmony, inspiration, and reverence for each other.

This unique, interactive program has been developed over 28 years of intensive reconciliation work with diverse cultures across the globe. Adults of all sexual orientations, religious/spiritual traditions, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are welcome.

This is a 3-hour ‘taster workshop.' A four-day intensive is being planned for the near future. For an idea of what to expect, watch this video: https://youtu.be/LEpa0wUEBh0

Workshop facilitator is Dr. Alka Arora, associate professor of Women’s Spirituality at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, as well as a certified lead facilitator with Gender Equity and Reconciliation International (GERI).

Dr. Arora will also be the guest speaker at both services on Sunday, March 29


Many Paths to the One

With Rev. Kristin Powell

10-Week Course, January 16 through March 19

7:00 - 9:00 pm, Thursdays

 

Religious persecution is still a real and present form of violence in our society.

A great way to wage peace is to deepen your understanding of spiritual practices and beliefs unfamiliar to you.

You may do so in Rev. Kristin's 10- week class and the accompanying Sunday series. Read more...


 

Evolving to Inclusivity

A Workshop with Rev. Dinah Chapman

Sunday, March 1

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Learn pro-active ways of engagement that elevate awareness and inclusivity – in spiritual community and in our world.

Focused on authentic speech, communication, and connection, the workshop will provide tools to help you break the repetitive cycles of complicit silence and take you to new heights of awakening and embracing real-life situations.

Coming from a diverse background of gospel music and information technology, Rev. Dinah was ordained a Unity minister in 2016 and recently served as senior minister at Unity of Tri-Valley. She is passionate about inclusivity, empowering and inspiring others to live meaningful lives that make a difference.

$25 suggested love offering.