Spiritual resilience and resistance: Practices for keeping a peaceful heart

February 1, 2018

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Community Room

40 Center Street

Northampton, MA

https://truthschool.org/

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Margaret will lead a free evening retreat/workshop on spiritual resilience and resistance as part of the curriculum of the brand-new school: The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership. Classes are free, but advance registration is required. "Spiritual resilience and resistance: Practices for keeping a peaceful heart" In our busy lives, how do we avoid getting burned out and overwhelmed? How do we handle our anger, fear, and grief? What spiritual practices can help sustain our efforts to renew the web of life and to create a more just society? This evening retreat will explore a framework for the heart to help us become healers filled with compassion, energy, and hope.
All classes are free! We do one thing. Well. We teach movement building skills. Class after class, week after week, month after month.   We prepare social change leaders to win movement struggles.  Join us.
Email for help at registration@truthschool.org or call (413) 238-1280. We’re happy to help!

Second Sunday in Lent

February 25, 2018

7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church

2331 East Adams Street

Tucson, AZ

gsptucson.org/

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Margaret will preach at the 7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services of Holy Communion on February 25, 2018, the Second Sunday in Lent, at Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Tucson, Arizona.

Holy Week & Passover Exodus from Fossil Fuels

March 28, 2018

TBD

TBD

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SAVE THE DATE! Margaret is helping to organize an interfaith witness to resist construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure in Massachusetts. This will be a prayerful, powerful climate justice event.  Stay tuned for details.

Easter Vigil

March 31, 2018

7:00 p.m.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

335 Longmeadow St.

Longmeadow, MA 01106

(413) 567-5901

st-andrews-longmeadow.org/

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At St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Longmeadow, MA, Margaret will preach at the 7:00 p.m. Easter Vigil service. This annual celebration unites Christians of several denominations in a shared worship service.

Speaker at interfaith breakfast

April 11, 2018

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Westfield State University

577 Western Avenue

Westfield, MA 01086

www.westfield.ma.edu/

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Margaret will be the guest speaker at the Interfaith Breakfast, sponsored by the Interfaith Center and the Westfield State Foundation. This annual event, held every spring, brings together community members, faculty, staff, and students of Westfield State University. In addition to breakfast, the event will also include special recognition of a graduating student and a performance by the Westfield State Choral.

Third Sunday of Easter

April 15, 2018

10:00 a.m.

Federated Church of Orleans

162 Main Street

East Orleans, MA 02643

https://www.fedchurchorleans.org/

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Please join me on Cape Cod!  Margaret will preach at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning service at Federated Church of Orleans (162 Main Street, East Orleans, MA).

Earth Stewardship: Healing Earth, Healing Ourselves

April 19, 2018

7:00 p.m -9:00 p.m.

TBD

Easthampton, MA

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Margaret is offering this evening workshop/retreat through the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Information on how to register will be posted soon. Workshop description: The ecological challenges of our time, including species extinction and climate change, call out for bold action. They also call for deep inner work, as we explore how to sustain our energy and hope and as we look deeply into what it means to be human. What evolution in consciousness is taking place in the human community, and how might we encourage it in ourselves and in each other? Just in time for Earth Day, our evening workshop will include guided meditation, presentations, individual reflection, and small group sharing.

A Green Attica for a Sustainable Climate

June 5, 2018 to June 8, 2018

Athens, Greece

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Margaret accepted an invitation to participate in the international ecological symposium that will be held in Athens, Greece in June: A GREEN ATTICA FOR A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT: Preserving the Planet and Protecting Its People. The Ecumenical Patriarchate is organizing this symposium in association with the Region of Attica to explore the pressing environmental problems of the region and its islands, examining the connections between ecology and economy, particularly in the context of pressing social and environmental challenges of our time. A particular focus of the symposium will be climate migrants/refugees.

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

September 2, 2018

8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Christ Church Cathedral

690 Burrard St.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

604-682-3848

www.thecathedral.ca

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Margaret will preach at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services of Holy Communion at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Contemplative Ecology: Landscapes of the Soul

September 3, 2018 to September 6, 2018

Rivendell Retreat Centre

600 Rivendell Drive

Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada

www.rivendellretreat.org/

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The ecological crisis calls out for prayer.  It calls out for a growing awareness that we belong to the Earth and that the totality of the web of life is holy.  How does God speak to us through the natural world?  What gives us energy and hope as we struggle to protect God's creation?  How do we move through denial and despair into the joy of resurrected living? Held in a beautiful natural setting, the retreat will explore a theological framework for “holding” our concern for Earth, its creatures and people.  The retreat will include presentations, guided meditation, small and large group conversation, singing, worship, and plenty of free time.   Margaret will lead this retreat for members of the Rivendell Retreat Community. The retreat center is located on Bowen Island in British Columbia.
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