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Pathway to Spiritual Maturity Classes & Events for October

PSMHealthcare Is a Moral Issue: Film and
Discussion

Justice Making
Sunday, October 4, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
Led by Rev. Neal Jones in the McGinness Room

“The Healthcare Movie” is one-hour documentary that provides the real story of how the healthcare systems in Canada and the U.S. evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were the same. This movie reveals the personal impact on Canadians, who have universal health coverage, and on Americans, who don’t. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with Rev. Jones, and church members Dr. Fred Kauffman, and Dr. Jenette Wheeler. A light lunch will be provided.


Meditation Study Group

Spiritual Practices
Mondays beginning October 5, 6:15-7:30 a.m.
Led by Katrina Ogilby in Room 208

Our meditation study group chooses a book and meets weekly for chapter-by-chapter discussion and meditation. Past books include True Refuge, by Tara Brach, Wise Heart, by Jack Kornfield, and Loving Kindness, by Sharon Salzberg. This group, which is limited to 10 participants, opens to new members when we begin a new book each fall and spring. Please join us.

Justice in the Middle East brings Director of Givat Haviva to MLUC

Picture1Sunday, October 25, 12:30 p.m. in the McGinness Room; light lunch provided
Mohammad Darawshe is the Director of Planning, Equality and Shared Society at Givat Haviva, the Center for Shared Society in Israel. Mohammad is an Arab with an Israeli passport — a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the Jewish state. Like 20 percent of Israel's population, he is, as he puts it, “a child of both identities.” Mohammad will combine his unique, authentic perspective with his contextual knowledge of the realities in Israel. This will be coupled with descriptions of hope and actual progress currently taking place in Israel.

Mohammad brings an unexpected way of seeing inside the Middle Eastern present and future. He holds a B.A from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an M.A. in Public Administration from Hartford University, and an M.A. in Peace and Conflict Management from Haifa University. He is considered a leading expert on Jewish-Arab relations. Mohammad has lectured internationally, received numerous awards, and frequently appears on Arab Satellite TV news programs analyzing current Israeli political and social trends.

Sponsored by MLUC Justice in the Middle East:

Learn more about JME