Spiritual Directors International

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2016 Emerging Wisdom Educational Events

7–15 April 2016

San Diego, California, USA

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Mark your calendar for the 2016 Emerging Wisdom educational events in San Diego, California, USA.

In San Diego, a multitude of border issues encourage exploration. How might spiritual direction influence—and be influenced by—the borders central to cultural, socioeconomic, and racial issues? How might seekers explore the "thin" space between their current reality and the "not yet"? As we gather in drought-ridden Southern California, what spiritual issues can be explored in the borders between desert, sea, and sky? Where might spiritual companionship exist and enrich the border between science and spirituality?

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Father Gregory Boyle, SJ, is the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the United States. As a Jesuit priest, Ignatian spirituality informs the way he accompanies gang members. Boyle is the author of the bestselling book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion.

Ms. Mary Jo Leddy is the founder of Romero House for Refugees, a community where she has lived for twenty-five years in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is active in human rights issues and the peace movement. As a writer, a teacher, and an advocate for many, she accompanies people in exile and builds hope in communities.

Rabbi Arthur Green was the founding dean, and is current rector, of the Rabbinical School and professor of Jewish philosophy and religion at Hebrew College in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. As a historian and theologian of Jewish religion, his work forms a bridge between these two distinct fields.


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