Most Recent Event:
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory
Thursday, January 16th, 2014: Penny Rossenwasser
Penny Rossenwasser is former Jewish Caucus Chair of the National Women’s Studies Association and is a founding board member of Jewish Voice for Peace. Her new book, Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears, is a rare blend of healing stories and history, anchored in Jewish ethical tradition and community.
“This is a book about liberation from our narrow places and the power to change the world. No matter who you are, you’ll learn something new about being human.” – Noah T. Winer, Co-founder of MoveOn.org & Board member of Jewish Voices for Peace
Monday, October 21st, 2013: Sacred Earth Forum: How can Spirituality Empower the Environmental Movement? A Conversation with Rabbi Michael Lerner & Chief Rueben George, facilitated by Anjali Appadurai. With invited respondents from leading environmental and spiritual organizations: Sukhvinder Vinning, Ben West, Christine Boyle and Louise Mangan.
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013: Does Faith have a role in Social Movements? Amid increasing secularization and social dislocation, what does it look like to build relationships between religious and secular movements in order to re-ignite a non-partisan, politics of meaning for the common good?Join Hilary Henegar, Shadae Johnson, Meharoona Ghani, Kai Nagata, and Deborah Littman as we discuss the contemporary role of faith in movements for systemic social change. Find the event on Facebook here. Find out more about the event here. Watch a video of the event here.
April 26th, 2013: The Privilege of Yoga. Join us as we talk about: Who gets to practice yoga? What does it mean to be queer practicing yoga? To be a person of colour? To be a feminist? To be poor? Is yoga gendered? Are all bodies truly welcome in yoga? And what does it mean to practice collectively in corporate spaces? Read more here. Download the Poster here. Find the event on Facebook here.
May 25th, 2012: Rueben George is a Sundance Chief and member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and is a long time activist and leader. He is also the grandson of Chief Dan George. Rueben previously worked for the United Religions Initiative, and is a strong advocate and leader for protection of the coastal waters from the inevitable damages of increased tanker traffic and pipelines. http://www.tankerfreebc.org
April 27th, 2012: Bruce Alexander is a public intellectual, and a Professor Emeritus at SFU, and has conducted research on addition for 40 years. His most recent book is “The Globalisation of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit”, which shows that the social circumstances that spread addiction are built into today’s globalizing free-market society, and that the most effective response in a social, political and spiritual one, rather than an individual one. http://globalizationofaddiction.ca
February 26th, 2012: Diana Ng is a facilitator, speaker, and educational consultant with over twenty years working in health care, non-profit and government organizations. She earned a Masters Degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University and is a Registered Nurse with numerous certifications. Diana currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors at DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society in Surrey, BC. She is committed to life-long growth and to helping others develop through sharing her wealth of experience and knowledge. www.dianang.com
January 27th, 2012: Claudia Medina began her career as a filmmaker fifteen years ago assisting acclaimed Canadian director Nettie Wild on her feature documentary “A Place Called Chiapas”. Since then she has worked alongside a number of respected Canadian filmmakers as a writer, editor, production coordinator, field producer and shooter. She also develops and implements curriculum for workshops that combine community development, conflict resolution and ecological awareness through filmmaking to diverse groups nationally and internationally. Claudia has recently completed a master’s degree in Visual Culture from the University of Barcelona with a focus on visual culture and ecology. Most recently, Claudia created a multi media installation that explored our relationship to the natural world. www.enmedia.ca.