Many people within and without identifiable religious organizations describe themselves as Spiritual But Not Religious, however, when asked to explain what SBNR means, some quickly respond in terms of what they are not – not interested in religious institutions, not members of a church, synagogue or mosque; not content to accept creeds, rituals or doctrines without question. Many struggle to articulate what it means to be SBNR and even more are seeking opportunities to share their experience and questions.
The SBNR program will be a gathering for those who wish to explore personal spiritual gifts within an open, engaging community. This event will provide an opportunity for reflective conversation as we unpack terms weighed down by unexamined baggage. In a respectful and safe environment, time will be given for personal discernment and storytelling. We will examine the life-giving concepts and practices that are common within and beyond religious traditions.
Program Cost: $300 ($170 tuition+$130 meals/accommodations)
Local Price: $205 (program cost without overnight, without breakfast)
Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program
Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt, Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator and Faith & Spirituality Program Coordinator at Tatamagouche Centre. She is also the Director of the Youth Ministry Diploma Programat AST. She is enjoying a rebirthing stage in ministry and brings a lifetime of commitment to women’s circles within and without the church.
Rena Kulczycki, Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator, is an activist bent on building inclusive communities that celebrate diversity. In her experience with youth program delivery, she loves finding ways to engage young people as active citizens through exciting and innovative programming. She believes that the best educational experiences are a shared in an environment of mutual support and respect where our ideas are co-cultivated and limits challenged.