Presenters: Aida Beaupied, Ph.D, Professor of Spanish Literature & Bhuddist Practitioner; Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph.D, Director of Multifaith Studies at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College of Philadelphia; Cecelia Cavanaugh, SSJ, Ph.D, Professor of Spanish and Dean of School of Undergraduate Studies at CHC; and Imam David
This event is part of a 4-part "Cultivating Compassion: Doing the Work our Times Demand" series
All sessions are free and open to the public.
With more than 800 hate groups registered in our country today, and with far too many tragic examples of the toxic and destructive emotions that propel their behavior and intentions, it’s time to resist these groups with humble, but courageous counter-movements. The Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation at Chestnut Hill College seeks to contribute to this counter movement by gathering folks intent on making a difference, for a series of four evenings, dedicated to “cultivating compassion” as a way of life and a spiritual practice that can and will transform our inner selves, our outer behavior, and the world we long to help heal.
Session 1: The Compassion Connection: There Is No Them: There Is Only Us
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – 7:00pm in East Parlor
Presenter: Catherine T. Nerney, SSJ, Ph.D – Theologian & IFR Director
Session 2: Facing Racism and Discrimination: The Unmended Tear in our Life together
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – 7:00pm in East Parlor
Presenter: Juliana Mosley, Ph.D – Director of Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Chestnut Hill College
Session 3: Cultivating Compassion: Buddhist, Jewish, Christian & Muslim Perspectives & Contributions
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – 7:00pm in East Parlor
Presenters: Aida Beaupied, Ph.D, Professor of Spanish Literature & Buddhist practitioner; Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph.D, Director of Multifaith Studies at Reconstructionist Rabbinical
College of Philadelphia; Cecelia Cavanaugh, SSJ, Ph.D Professor of Spanish & Dean of School of Undergraduate Studies at CHC; and Imam David ------Imam of … and member of POWER
Session 4: Listening and Speaking to One Another from a Place of Compassion
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – 7:00pm in East Parlor
Presenters: Sharon Browning from JustListening and Cathy Nerney, SSJ
Following through … Toward a Compassion Revolution ~ what to do next?