BobButeraThe Meditation Group at Main Line Unitarian Church is proud to sponsor an evening with Bob Butera, author of Meditation for Your Life: Creating a Plan that Suits Your Style. Butera’s presentation will introduce the concept that personality type should be considered when choosing a meditation practice. He will explain six primary methods of meditation and offer experiential, reflective exercises to help practitioners discover their personality type and its related meditation method.

The seminar will take place on Thursday, April 11, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Main Line Unitarian Church, 816 S. Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA 19333. This event is free and open to the public.

Robert Butera, M.Div., Ph.D., author of Meditation for Your Life: Creating a Plan that Suits Your Style (2012) and The Pure Heart of Yoga (2009) publishes Yoga Living magazine and directs the YogaLife Institute in Devon, Pennsylvania. Bob is certified to teach yoga through The Yoga Institute of Mumbai in Bombay, India, and has a Ph.D. in Yoga from The CA Institute of Integral Studies. He has studied yoga, meditation, and personal growth since 1985 in places like Japan, Taiwan, and India. More information about Bob can be found online at www.yogalifeinstitute.com.

On Sunday mornings at 9:00 and 10:15 a.m., Main Line Unitarian Church provides open meditation groups for adults. Meditation groups are a great way to explore your spirituality and connect with the community. Regular meditation practice can increase self-awareness and allow us to become more open and present to our experiences. Learn more online at www.mluc.org/faith-development/adults.

RadnorABetterChanceRev. Morgan R. McLean recently visited Radnor A Better Chance to present a donation in the amount of $2,035 to the educational program as part of the church’s Offering Outreach campaign, which directs half of the congregation’s Sunday collection to a different charitable organization each month.

“Whenever we can use our Offering Outreach program to help locally, we do,” said Rev. McLean. “The volunteer spirit and educational mission of Radnor – A Better Chance make it a strong match for our congregation.”

A Better Chance is an educational not-for-profit organization that identifies, recruits, places, and supports scholars of color at outstanding public, independent, and private high schools across the United States. Radnor A Better Chance students live in a group home setting in Wayne, PA, attend Radnor High School, and are in an advanced college prep curriculum.

Main Line Unitarian Church Offering Outreach recipients are nominated by members of the congregation and selected by a committee. Selections are often coordinated with themes of sermons, educational programming, or service opportunities at the church.

To support Radnor – A Better Chance, visit www.radnorabc.org.

Photo: Rev. Morgan R. McLean visits the students of Radnor – A Better Chance to present a donation in the amount of $2,035. The educational nonprofit was chosen as a recipient of the church’s monthly Offering Outreach program.

Sunday March 3, 12:30 p.m.

Middle East Historian Letitia Ufford presents "US Media Coverage of Palestinian-Israeli Issues: the Effort to Express Alternative Viewpoints." Please join us for an informal discussion concerning US media coverage of Palestinian-Israeli issues. Dr. Ufford's experience in the Princeton area provides insights into general questions about how the Palestinian-Israeli story is presented in US media, and about the struggle to control access to the media and to Congress. Light lunch will be available. Sponsored by the Justice in the Middle East Group at MLUC.

EnghetaSunday, February 10, 1:00 p.m., McGinness Room

Justice in the Middle East will sponsor, "Iran: The Tale of a Complex Nation." Susanne and Nader Engheta, originally from Iran, will review Iran's political and religious composition in the 20th century and its effect on the world's current affairs. The history of oil, the roots of the 1979 revolution, the rise of religious fundamentalism, and the current social and political atmosphere among Iranians within Iran and abroad will be discussed.

Susanne came to the United States in 1977 for her education. When signs of revolution became evident, she was hopeful for democracy. But once the revolution fell into the hands of the religious leaders, all hope for democracy was lost. Susanne remained interested and immersed in the history as well as the current affairs of Iran. She has been active in educating others about Iran's religious and political culture in the Main Line School Night.

Nader, a professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, is well-read and interested in Iranian political and social movements. 

Together, they will present the issues that affect the lives of the people in Iran, especially those secular intellectuals who have no voice and remain unknown to most of the world.