Thomas Merton, social activist, mystic, and Trappist monk, wrote that “One who attempts to act and do for others or for the world without deepening one’s own self-understanding, freedom, integrity, and capacity to love, will not have anything to give others.” What does it mean to be a people of reflection as well as action? Rev. Connie Grant speaking.
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Grant Mallett will speak about the work of the Land Institute, a not for profit research center located in Salina, Kansas that is developing an agricultural system that imitates natures. The development of perennial crops (wheat, rice, sorghum, sun flowers, etc.) that are raised together in a polyculture is the hallmark of its efforts. Major research centers around the world are now assisting The Land Institute in its efforts. The Land Institute was founded by Dr. Wes Jackson, a plant geneticist whom the Smithsonian Magazine identified as one of fifty Americans who have made a difference, a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius grant, and a winner of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the alternative Nobel prize. Discussion Leader: Grant Mallett
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Join Chris Isely this Sunday morning at 9:30am in room 2 at UCE. This is a new start time. We will have the room until 10:45am. Our brief meeting last Sunday was very meaningful to all who attended. Let’s expand the circle.
We welcome cancer survivors, members in treatment now, members enrolled in Hospice, and their significant others travelling the same path with them. We will discuss “anything and everything” that is on our minds: our experiences, our expectations, our fears, and our hopes. What is said in the room stays in the room. Questions or comments? Feel free to contact Chris directly at: Chris.firstname.lastname@example.org or (847)328-3700.
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