Imagine an interfaith rainbow of presenters, clergy and lay leaders. People from diverse congregations gathered for a passion-filled presentations and workshops. Leaders gaining resources to equip their faith communities for eco-action. GreenFaith’s Ground for Hope events, which have energized and equipped over 1,000 leaders of faith communities nationwide for environmental leadership, are coming to Kentucky in March. The public is invited to attend.
Lexington and Louisville Events
On Sunday, March 9, Ground for Hope- Kentuckiana will take place from 2:00 – 7:00 pm at Highland Baptist Church, 1101 Cherokee Rd. in Louisville. Registration is $15 (free for students and seminarians) and includes a reception following the workshops and keynote address.
At both events, national, regional and local presenters will help people of diverse faiths deepen their spirituality, enrich their preaching and teaching, and gain resources to use in their congregations and communities. Participants will receive free resources to support environmental programming in faith communities in the areas of religious education, worship and spiritual practice, advocacy, and sustainable consumption.
Registration, workshop descriptions, presenter bio’s and full schedules for both events can be found at http://greenfaith.org/programs/ground-for-hope.
Seven-Week Faith Formation Program
Lent 4.5 is a seven-week faith formation program which inspires and informs Christian church communities on how to use the traditional Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving to protect God’s creation, embrace Gospel justice and nurture spiritual fulfillment. It offers practical opportunities for people of faith to apply the values of Christian Simplicity to their everyday lives.
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School of Meditation
Beginning Meditation Course
This class offers step-by-step guidance for developing a personal meditation practice using mindfulness. It presents meditation in a straightforward and useful way. Participants receive a descriptive map of the inner world and directions on how to navigate the world within. Each class offers: basic instruction in the techniques of mindfulness meditation from within the Christian and Buddhist traditions; the psychological principles and scriptural underpinnings of the practice; and clear guidance for bringing the fruits of the meditation practice into everyday life. Classes began February 10.
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School of Meditation
Mindfulness Meditation for Healing and Healthcare
In this one year program, participants learn to develop a personal meditation practice and receive training on how to bring mindfulness to health care for the benefit of patients and providers. New classes began February 2014.