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Communion Wafers: The Fine Art of Faith and Breadmaking

Communion Wafers: The Fine Art of Faith and Breadmaking

"The Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, or simply Carmelites, is a Roman Catholic religious order that dates back to the 12th century. Founded by hermit monks at Mount Carmel in modern Israel, the order then spread to Europe, and subsequently around the world. Part of a video series on the intersection of food and spirituality by the Italian-born, London-based filmmaker Matan Rochlitz, this short documentary provides a rare look inside a Carmelite monastery in the UK.

Backs Against the Wall A documentary film of the life of Howard Thurman.

Backs Against the Wall A documentary film of the life of Howard Thurman.

Dates & Time: 
Feb 28, 2019

Backs Against the Wall (directed by Martin Doblmeier, Journey Films) explores the extraordinary life and legacy of Howard Thurman, one of the most important religious figures of the 20th century.

Born the grandson of slaves, Thurman became a “spiritual foundation” for the Civil Rights Movement, inspiring many of its leaders including Martin Luther King, Jr, Jesse Jackson and Congressman John Lewis. His book Jesus and the Disinherited is considered a spiritual classic. [Read more].

Location: 
Bytwerk Video Theater, Devos Communication Center, Calvin College  Grand Rapids, Michigan 
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Cultivating Communities of Caring: Choral Singing in Prisons

Cultivating Communities of Caring: Choral Singing in Prisons

Dates & Time: 
Feb 28, 2019

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, the Calvin Prison Initiative, and the Calvin College Music Department invite you to a lecture given by Dr. Mary Cohen. Dr. Cohen is an expert in the field of arts in prisons and leads a ground-breaking ensemble in Iowa City called the Oakdale Community Choir that combines inmates with volunteers who make music together. [Read more].

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 12:30PM to 1:30PM

Location: 
Calvin College Recital Hall, Covenant Fine Arts Center Grand Rapids, Michigan 
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Lily Foundation Matching Donations to Harvest Homecoming Festival

Lily Foundation Matching Donations to Harvest Homecoming Festival

For 51 years the Harvest Homecoming Festival has grown to one of the most popular, and largest in the state. There is nothing like it and each October, thousands come to enjoy the festivities.

Over the span of two weeks people are entertained by a host of activities from a parade to kick off the festival, to the popular booth days which attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to downtown New Albany.

Courage Born Out of Vulnerability

Courage Born Out of Vulnerability

Brené Brown often asks a simple question to people in her research: Think of the last time you did something you thought was really brave or the last time you saw someone do something really brave. In the thousands of responses she’s collected, she says:

“I cannot find a single example of courage, moral courage, spiritual courage, leadership courage, relational courage…that was not born completely of vulnerability.”

Rose and Cal promote shared joy with religious humor across traditions

Rose and Cal promote shared joy with religious humor across traditions

The first Ahead of the Trend in 2019 celebrates two couples who have never given up hope that understanding can make the world a better place. [Read more at Ahead of the Trend, ARDA].

Disruption, Death and the Old Testament

Disruption, Death and the Old Testament

The Old Testament has its roots in two great disruptions: the collapse of the Late Bronze Age geopolitical system and the Babylon Exile. These came at the beginning and end, respectively, of the independent national existence of Israel and Judah. So the story of the God of Israel emerged as it did only because of disruptions, and in the ancient Near East, political disruptions were commonly imagined as a state of death.

Neuroscience and Spirituality Views on Resilience

Neuroscience and Spirituality Views on Resilience

Spirituality: A Facet of Resilience: Anne Nolty, assistant professor of psychology, and a team of researchers look to neuroscience to deepen our understanding of spirituality and resiliency. [Read Now].

Spirituality: A Facet of Resilience Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

Global Arts and Witness in a Multifaith Context

Global Arts and Witness in a Multifaith Context

FULLER dialogues: Global Arts and Witness: Scholars and guests of the School of Intercultural Studies discuss the vibrant intersections of mission, the arts, and multifaith contexts [Watch Now].

How funders can support bold, emerging leaders and their cutting-edge ideas.

How funders can support bold, emerging leaders and their cutting-edge ideas.

These leaders are finding new ways to break down barriers to opportunity and justice at a time when people of color, immigrants, and other communities face a resurgent wave of hostility and violence, both in the United States and elsewhere. In this moment, we need more leaders who are not satisfied with anything less than obliterating the systems of oppression that harm communities of color and working people, and who are deeply embedded in the communities they serve.

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Communion Wafers: The Fine Art of Faith and Breadmaking

"The Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, or simply Carmelites, is a Roman Catholic...

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