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.

Heart-Centered Activism
A Workshop with Leena St. Michael

Wednesday, January 29, 7:00 - 9:00 pm in the Sanctuary

Suggested Love offering, $25.

Why do many “spiritual” people often shun politics? How can we nurture our democracy through our most cherished principles and values? In this workshop you will have the opportunity to:

Transform outrage to courage and compassion

• See a way to be politically active with enthusiasm and without hating or harming anyone

• Discover the joy of conscious heart-centered civic or political engagement

• Learn strategies to maintain resolve and thrive 

• Re-tool, up-level, or clarify your optimum purpose for these times 

Leena is an ordained Interfaith Minister, an Agape Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, a seasoned yoga teacher, and an active volunteer.

The Violins of Hope Concert
at Congregation B' nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek
Thursday, January 30, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Local musicians will perform on violins once owned and played by prisoners in Nazi concentration camps.
Restored and repurposed, the violins now serve as instruments of peace, social justice and hope, celebrating the remarkable resilience of the human spirit. Unity of Walnut Creek is a community sponsor.

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. Diana 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.