Discernment and Dialogue ~ Using our voices for social justice
Saturday 17th October with Kate Monkhouse
10.30am for 11.00am to 5pm
Meditation and contemplation cherish silence and stillness. Yet, in prayer and in our everyday lives, we may long to recognise God’s voice… How do we hear from God to decide direction for our lives and in service to others? And as we come out of the quiet, how might we use our voices with discretion for transformation in our noisy world?
We will explore what the Ignatian tradition has to say about speaking to and hearing from God. We will consider how to speak up on behalf of others in need and how to speak out for ourselves. We will ponder on why silence is not always golden and how to reclaim our voices through the traditions of praise, lament and rage as holy tools for social change.
The day will include some input, chance for sharing and space for quiet reflection. We will close the day in chapel by using our voices in learning some new songs to worship God, and to bless ourselves and those we serve in our communities.
The day will include space for individual reflections and prayer.
The cost of £25 includes coffee and pastries on arrival from 10.30am, a sandwich lunch and afternoon pot of tea and cake.
The day will be led by Kate Monkhouse who has over 20 years’ experience working with faith-based and community organisations in civic engagement, social inclusion and peacebuildimg. She will be joined by Hannah Cawston a cellist, singer and teacher, who is Director of Music for St Barnabas Dalston.
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