Archives for August 2016

Trinity Institute: Water Justice, March 22-24 (NYC)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Trinity Institute 2017: Water Justice
When does it start?
03/22/2017
When does it end?
03/24/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Trinity Church
Broadway at Wall Street
New York, New York 10271
What kind of event is it?
Conference
Feel free to tell us more about what you’re planning
The 2017 Trinity Institute conference, titled “Water Justice,” will directly address the need for water justice initiatives in areas of access, droughts, pollution, rising tides, and flooding, and also offers actionable guidance for individuals, congregations, and the larger faith community.

Access to clean water is an essential human right, yet such access is increasingly compromised by droughts, pollution, rising tides, and flooding. These effects of climate change are most tangibly felt by the very people the gospel urges us to look to — the marginalized and the vulnerable.

This conference, infused with spiritual principles and common prayer along with science and solutions, allows us to deeply examine what connects us, and empowers us to take unified, faith-based action on the front lines of the water justice movement.

The conference takes place in New York City, and is hosted simultaneously via webcast by Partner Sites worldwide. TI2017.org

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http://www.trinitywallstreet.org
Does the event have a website?
http://www.ti2017.org

The Wrong Side of Eternity: A Present-Day Passion

Title of book or publication
The Wrong Side of Eternity: A Present-Day Passion
Author(s)
Mary Mendenhall
Publisher
CreateSpace
Month and Year of Publication
July, 2016
Description
excerptIn Uganda, Charity Ntambara and her uncle Geoffrey suffer indescribable horrors during the regime of Idi Amin, while half a world away, self-assured Irish-Mexican Stephen O’Connell escapes a small-town, checkered past to pursue education near San Francisco. There, fresh ideas—and people as diverse as brilliant anti-feminist Madeleine, the musical genius Bryce, and very earthy Julie Burns—pull his soul in opposing directions. ‘By chance’ he prevents the murder of a Ugandan refugee, catapulting him irrevocably into a world of need and danger.

Black-and-white thinking proves no help to Stephen upon encountering the blood-red reality of violence in East Africa some years later. He finds that he too has the capacity to harm others. When a case of mistaken identity nearly destroys his family, he must start afresh in a ‘civilized’ place where safety remains elusive. Friends and colleagues, as different as the four elements, all labor to make the world a better place. But in the end, who will succeed?

Akin to the writings of Barbara Kingsolver (The Poisonwood Bible) and John leCarré (The Constant Gardener), this reality-based novel celebrates intimate friendship and diversity against a contemporary backdrop of prejudice, brutality, gender issues, and loss. The story’s depth, intrigue, and tantalizing use of symbol enthralls adult readers who marvel at heroic resilience in the face of tragedy. In vivid contrast to horrific accounts of Rwanda’s genocide, this ‘present-day passion’ story dares to offer situational humor, resurrection, and invincible joy.

Mary Mendenhall has previously written a mystical romance and is currently at work on a reflection based on the dream of Saint Clare. She is widely traveled, lived in southwestern Uganda for six years, and now resides in Washington state. She has three grown sons.

Website
http://www.marymendenhalletc.net
Where can the publication be purchased?
online via amazon.com or e-store at CreateSpace
Contact
Mary Mendenhall
Email
marymending@gmail.com

Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes conference, Feb 22-25 (DC)

Title of event
CEEP 2017 Faith. Power. Possibility
When does it start?
02/22/2017
When does it end?
02/25/2017
Where is it being held?
Mayflower Hotel,
Washington, DC
What kind of event is it?
Conference
Tell us more
Join us for the 32nd Annual Conference of the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes. Be a part of this national network of church leaders working to create the future of the church through thoughtful stewardship, evangelism, and leadership. 2017 Keynote speakers include Ray Suarez, Mike Gecan, and Kelly Brown Douglas. We will spend an evening of prayer and fellowship at the Washington National Cathedral. We offer over 30 workshops with top thought leaders as facilitators. And join your peers for an intensive day of ministry area work in our Smart Start sessions for clergy, professional church staff, and volunteer leaders. Learn more at endowedparishes.org. Plan and budget today to bring a team from your parish!
Website
http://www.endowedparishes.org
Contact
Jennifer Reese
Email
jreese@endowedparishes.org

What We’re Afraid to Ask: 365 Days of Healing for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse

Title of the book or publication
What We’re Afraid to Ask: 365 Days of Healing for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse
Author(s)
Sherri L. Board, Jon M. Fleetwood, Anna M. Jones
Publisher
Circle Books (imprint of John Hunt Publishing)
Month and Year of Publication
October 2016
Description
HRCoverWhat We’re Afraid to Ask is a must-read for survivors of childhood abuse who struggle to reconcile their faith with their past. Board, Fleetwood, and Jones demonstrate how Christianity offers reasonable, honest, and encouraging answers to difficult questions regarding abuse while focusing the reader’s attention biblically and psychologically toward Jesus Christ, in whom there is infinite hope.
Website
http://www.whatwereafraidtoask.com
Where can the publication be purchased?
AMAZON US AMAZON UK HIVE INDIEBOUND BOOK TRADE
Contact
Maria Barry
Email
maria@jhpbooks.net

These Are Our Bodies: Talking Faith and Sex at Church and Home, by Leslie A. Choplin, Jenny Beaumont, Abbi Long

Title of the book or publication
These Are Our Bodies: Talking Faith and Sex at Church and Home
Author(s)
Leslie A. Choplin, Jenny Beaumont, Abbi Long
Publisher
Church Publishing Incorporated
Month and Year of Publication
August 2016
Description
ProductDetailAIt used to be that we didn’t talk about sex or religion in polite company. But times have changed, say Leslie A. Choplin and Jenny Beaumont, authors of “These Are Our Bodies: Talking Faith and Sex at Church and Home,” the foundation book that is the core resource for a new curriculum from Church Publishing Incorporated.

“Today, sexuality is all around us: at home, on television and the Internet, at school, in the workplace, and thankfully, even in our churches,” they write. “Sexuality plays an important role in our lives and our society. As Christians, we recognize it as a gift from God—a gift that requires care and stewardship. It requires partnership, conversation, and support in our congregations—between children, youth, and adults of all ages.”

The new curriculum, being released in stages over the next eighteen months and available at theseareourbodies.org, provides church leaders and parents with accurate information and language that can help them create a safe space for talking about human sexuality in light of both Christian faith and progressive, inclusive values.

“There is an urgent need across the Church for faithful, honest conversations with young people about sexuality,” says Lisa Kimball, Ph.D., associate dean for lifelong learning at Virginia Theological Seminary. “Finally, we have the sturdy resource we need to hold them. Honoring the inherent tension between the beauty and the complexity of the God-given gift of human sexuality, ‘These Are Our Bodies’ is written for real people with real lives. It invites parents and church leaders into the serious, hopeful work of integrating body and soul.”

Website
http://www.theseareourbodies.org
Where can the publication be purchased?
www.churchpublishing.org/these-are-our-bodies
Contact
Rebecca Wilson
Email
rebecca@canticlecommunications.com

Footsteps of Paul Cruise, Oct. 9-17

Tell us what you’re planning …
Footsteps of Paul Cruise
When does it start?
10/09/2017
When does it end?
10/17/2017
What kind of event is it?
Tour
Feel free to tell us more about what you’re planning (optional)
Experience the lands of the Bible and the Apostle Paul on this Mediterranean cruise. Rev. Chuck Robertson will accompany you as guest speaker on this faith changing voyage. Embark from Piraeus/Athens, Greece and sail to Mykonos, Crete, Patmos, Kusadasi/Ephesus, Rhodes and Santorini before returning to Athens. An optional pre-cruise tour of Athens and Corinth is also available. The Azamara Journey will be your deluxe home for the cruise. You will be amazed by the luxury accommodations, complimentary beverages onboard, self service laundry and many activity and entertainment options plus your dining/housekeeping gratuities are included. Register now for the best selection of cabins or suites.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.eo.travel
Does the event have a website?
http://www.eo.travelwithus.com/tours/gc17-100917a-footsteps-of-paul-cruise#.V7TUtHj3arU
What is your name?
Donald Fishburne
Email contact
Donald@donaldfishburne.net

Canada/New England Cruise, Sep. 30-Oct. 10

Tell us what you’re planning …
Canada/New England Cruise
When does it start?
09/30/2017
When does it end?
10/10/2017
What kind of event is it?
Tour
Feel free to tell us more about what you’re planning
Experience the beauty of the fall colors and be inspired by guest speaker Rev. Dr. Donald Fishburne and wife Sarah. You will also enjoy the fellowship of other Christians on this remarkable cruise September 30 – October 10, 2017. The Holland America Zuiderdam will take you from New York City to Quebec City with stops in Bar Harbor, ME; Halifax & Sydney, NS; Charlottetown, PEI; and Saguenay, QC. You will “Savor the Journey” on the Zuiderdam – gracious service, comfortable accommodations, fantastic food plus amenities, entertainment and activities to keep you busy or relaxing at all times of the day.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.eo.travel
Does the event have a website?
http://www.eo.travelwithus.com/tours/canada-new-england-cruise-2017#.V7TQjXj3arU
Contact
Donald Fishburne
Email
Donald@donaldfishburne.net

Bible Land Exploration Pilgrimage, Jan. 30-Feb. 8

Tell us what you’re planning …
Bible Land Exploration Pilgrimage
When does it start?
01/30/2017
When does it end?
02/08/2017
What kind of event is it?
Tour
Feel free to tell us more about what you’re planning
Walk in the land of Jesus and the Bible on a remarkable pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Join hosts Donald & Sarah Fishburne in The Galilee, Bethlehem, Jerusalem – including St Georges – and more. This all inclusive first-class pilgrimage fantastic meals, 4-star hotels, expert guides and bus drivers and all admissions to sites including Caesarea by the Sea, Megiddo, Nazareth, Capernaum, Tabgah, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Jericho, Masada, the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, the Israel Musem, the Temple Mount and many more sites sites throughout Jerusalem.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.eo.travel/episcopal
Does the event have a website?
http://www.eo.travel/episcopal
Contact
Donald Fishburne
Email
Donald@donaldfishburne.net

I Want You to Be: On the God of Love, by Tomáš Halík

What is the title of your book or publication?
I Want You to Be: On the God of Love
Tell us the name of the author(s)
Tomáš Halík
Who is the publisher?
University of Notre Dame Press
Month and Year of Publication
August 2016
Enter a description or summary here
In this volume, best-selling Czech author, priest, and theologian Tomáš Halík examines the connection between faith and love, meditating on a statement attributed to St. Augustine—amo, volo ut sis, “I love you: I want you to be”—and its importance for contemporary Christian practice. Halík suggests that because God is not an object, love for him must be expressed through love of human beings. He calls for Christians to avoid isolating themselves from secular modernity and recommends instead that they embrace an active and loving engagement with nonbelievers through acts of servitude. At the same time, Halík critiques the drive for mere material success and suggests that love must become more than a private virtue in contemporary society. I Want You to Be considers the future of Western society, with its strong division between Christian and secular traditions, and recommends that Christians think of themselves as partners with nonbelievers.

Halik, whose books have been translated into 18 languages, has developed an extraordinarily broad community of readers in Europe and his books have awakened interest in theological themes across the boundaries of different disciplines and even among unbelievers. This is a book reflecting a new voice for an American audience.

“Seldom have I read a book that prompted me to think about the mystery of God’s love in such surprising and delightful new ways. By turns profound, challenging, and unsettling, Tomáš Halík’s new book is also a rarity in theological and spiritual discourse in that it is beautifully written, clearly articulated, and wonderfully inviting.” —James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage

Do you have a website you’d like to share?
http://undpress.nd.edu/books/P03274?keywords=halik
Where can the publication be purchased?
https://www.amazon.com/Want-You-Be-God-Love/dp/0268100721/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471378742&sr=1-3&keywords=halik
Contact
Kathryn Pitts
Email
pitts.5@nd.edu

Belonging to God: Spirituality, Science & a Universal Path of Divine Love, By William Keepin

Title
Belonging to God: Spirituality, Science & a Universal Path of Divine Love
Author
William Keepin
Publisher
SkyLight Paths
Month and Year of Publication
June 2016
Description or summary
Belonging to God: Spirituality, Science & a Universal Path of Divine Love by William Keepin (Skylight Paths, June 2016) is an exploration of divine love in Christianity, Islam and Hinduism — through the writings of leading mystics from these traditions — culminating in a glorious universal path of love that is illuminated equally by modern science and ancient wisdom. Combining decades of Eastern and Western contemplative practice with cutting-edge scientific research, Belonging to God presents twelve principles of divine love that point toward a universal spiritual path of the heart, both within and beyond the religions. William Keepin, PhD, a mathematical physicist, an environmental scientist and a practitioner on the contemplative path of divine love for thirty-five years, co-founded the Satyana Institute and Gender Reconciliation International. He conducts trainings, retreats and workshops nationally and internationally, encouraging individuals, communities and organizations to combine the inner work of the heart with outer service in the world.
Website
http://www.pathofdivinelove.org/
Where can the publication be purchased?
online and at selected bookstores
Contact
Eileen Duhne
Email
eduhne@comcast.net