Spirit Groups Fall 2021

Marianne Williamson is a world-renown teacher of A Course in Miracles. In her latest book, A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution, she addresses the changes that need to be made in our American institutions, such as politics, economics, and military. Discussion will follow a video each week.

 

The New York Times writes that “Marianne Williamson confronts the politics of fear with a powerful new paradigm that turns love into a political force.  With her trademark wisdom and care, Williams urges all Americans to reach into our hearts to reclaim our love for democracy and our passion for the possible.  Only that, she says, will heal our country and our world.”

 

Quote from the book: "In this stirring call to arms, the activist, spiritual leader, and New York Times best-selling author of the classic Return to Love confronts the cancerous politics of fear and divisiveness threatening the US today, urging all spiritually aware Americans to return to - and act out of - our deepest value: love.

 

America’s story is one of great social achievement. From the abolitionists who fought to outlaw slavery, to the suffragettes who championed women’s right to vote, to the civil rights proponents who battled segregation and institutionalized white supremacy, to the proponents of the women’s movement and gay rights seeking equality for all, citizens for generations have risen up to fulfill the promise of our nation. Over the course of America’s history, these activists have both embodied and enacted the nation’s deepest values.

 

Williamson argues that we must do more than respond to external political issues. We must address the deeper, internal causes that have led to this current dysfunction. We need a new, whole-person politics of love that stems not just from the head but from the heart, not just from intellectual understanding but from a genuine affection for one another. By committing to love, we will make a meaningful contribution to the joyful, fierce, and disruptive energies that are rising at this critical point in time. In the words of Abraham Lincoln, "we must think anew, and act anew...and then we shall save our country".

The groups meet on Zoom once a week for six weeks to watch a video and discuss the material. The seventh week is a group social and service project selected by the group. All the groups will come together on Saturday, November 13, for a Celebration.

*SpiritGroupies are asked to read pages 1-33 of the book before the first meeting.

The four groups are:

Thursdays, September 23-November 4, 6:30-7:30 pm, hosted by Tom DeLoughry

Thursdays, September 23-November 4, 6-7 pm, hosted by Mary Anne Stevens

Fridays, September 24-November 5, 7-8 pm, hosted by Amy Barone

Saturdays, September 25-November 6, 5:30-6:30 pm, hosted by Max Redlawski

 
 
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