The Well Spirituality Center in La Grange Park, IL is offering four programs between now and mid-April that cultivates individual peacemaking skills. In this time of divisiveness, The Well is focusing on learning opportunities that build individual and community resilience. A sponsored ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph, The Well Spirituality Center is located at 1515 West Ogden Avenue. Explore all the offerings at csjthewell.org. Expand your horizons. Take good care. Discover something new. Participate with us in creating a culture of Love, Hope, and Healing.
Four Ways to Cultivate Your Peacemaking Practice
In our world where anger, hatred, and fear lead to so much suffering, more than ever, we need to find ways to cultivate peace, kindness, and reverence for life. Join us for an hour of prayer including Centering Prayer, music, ritual and sharing. Drop-ins welcome. 11-Noon, Feb 12; 26; Mar 12, 26; Apr 9, 23; May 21; Jun 4, 18; Jul 2, 16, 30. Learn more.
Responding to Violence and Conflict: A Restorative Justice Approach
Join David Kelly, C.PP.S. at this morning workshop to learn about restorative justice as an effective healing response to violence and trauma. Facilitator Fr. Kelly has a unique perspective and extensive experience having been directly involved with detention/jail ministries since 1977. Saturday, 9:30-Noon, Feb 17. Learn more.
Untying the Knots: Polarization in America
In this interactive workshop, social worker Mike McGillicuddy will invite participants to step outside their comfort zones, explore the worldviews of others with curiosity and humility, while refraining from persuasion and judgment. The focus will be on identifying and building upon what we have in common. Saturday, 9:00-12:30 pm, Mar 24. Learn more.
They Will Inherit the Earth: Presentation and Book Signing
Hear author, activist and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee John Dear discuss his latest book, They Will Inherit the Earth, about the connection between nonviolence and solidarity with creation. Sunday, 3:30-5 pm, Apr 15. Learn more.