Outward Prayer / Inward Activism: The Praxis of Faith
Saturday, April 28
Elk Haven Wellness Center, Brevard, N.C.
How to live faithfully in challenging times, what to think, how to pray, what to do: these have never been easy questions. It’s a three-legged stool, thinking, praying, and acting, and all three are essential. Liberation theologians call this the praxis of faith. Careful thought, serious prayer, and considered action, with each cycle informing the next, make up the ongoing dynamics of faith. Join us for a day-long event exploring these questions.
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with lunch break at Noon
Elk Haven Wellness Center, 100 Elks Club Road, Brevard, N.C.
Cost: $40 per person (payable at the door)
To register, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Session I (morning): Listening for the Guide: Spiritual Discernment in an Age of Anxiety
Hearing the “still, small Voice” of the Inner Guide can be very hard when many other voices, both inner and outer, are clamoring for our attention. In this forum we will consider a variety of perspectives on discerning leadings for responsible action. We will hear a variety of voices and perspectives offering wisdom from diverse spiritual teachers.
Session II (afternoon): Acting with Head and Heart: Bringing Courage and Hope to Social Change
We must be wise as serpents and innocent as doves when “Engaging the Powers.” Let’s harvest some of the fruit of the first two forums and see how our strategic thinking and our spiritual discernment are coming together into action. None of us can move mountains alone, but together we can find our unique place in the web of inter-being and have confidence that our contributions matter.
Beverages and light snacks will be served during the workshop. For lunch, participants are encouraged to bring food to eat on the premises (a refrigerator is available) or go to one of many nearby restaurants during the break.
ABOUT DR. DANIEL SNYDER
Daniel O. Snyder holds masters degrees from Earlham School of Religion & Boston University, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has a private practice in pastoral psychotherapy and spiritual direction in Black Mountain, N.C. He has been a student and teacher of Nonviolence for over four decades and has led many workshops and trainings on the theology, psychology and strategies of social change.