SUNDAY, MAY 8 – SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016
Associates’ Work/Study Week
MAD LOVE FOR THE WORLD:
Weaving the Global and the Local in Christian Love and Action with Emilie Smith
We as Christians are required to be “doers of the Word, not merely hearers of the Word.” This is as alive and demanding now, in 2016, as it was 2000 years ago. But how is the burning question.
Is it nobler in the mind to take arms (of love) against a sea of troubles, or to engage in organic gardening – restoring relationships between nations, protecting our Mother Earth, and caring for the elderly, infants, refugees, and the poor on our city streets?
The Holy Spirit means business, and has a plan for each one of us in community.
This week we will explore, with local Shuswap change agents, how we are each called to a Christian action alive in our homes, hearts, families, churches and in the world.
Through prayer, meditation, writing, exploring and sharing we will nourish and strengthen one another, as we joyously find our way forward, companions on the journey, and co-builders of God’s treasured community.
EMILIE TERESA SMITH is a passionate parish priest in New Westminster. She was born in Argentina, raised in Canada, and for 32 years has walked with the people of Guatemala, where she has lived, on and off, as she has been able. Emilie is a writer and theologian, struggling through Christian and non-Christian constructions of what is the nature of Sacred Land. She has worked for more than ten years on issues of justice for global communities affected by Canadian mining companies. In 2012 she was elected co-president of the historic Oscar Romero international liberation theology network, SICSAL.
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