Forums and Three-Day Intensives
The Sophia Center regularly invites from the community artists, activists, ritual makers, theologians, ecologists and other contemporary spiritual leaders to share their wisdom and bring fresh perspective to the students and faculty.
LOCATION: Sophia Center Classroom (at Chapel level, look for signs —
see the Visitors Map)
Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA
ADMISSION (unless otherwise noted): $15 General, $12 Seniors & Students
R.S.V.P. 510-436-1046 or 800-794-8813
|april 3, 4, & 7|
Thursday 1:30 pm-4:00pm | Friday 9:30am-12:00pm | Monday 9:30am-12:00pm
American Sacred: The Homegrown Mystics, Practical Idealists and Prophetic Voices Who Shaped America's Spiritual Traditions
When European “settlers” first reached North America, a quintessentially American Spirituality began to declare itself – a living stream of visionaries and reformers whose stories mirror the wrenching complexities of our history: John Woolman, Sojourner Truth, Margaret Fuller, John Muir, Dorothy Day, Howard Thurman, Gary Snyder and Sister Helen Prejean.
Carol Lee Flinders, PhD, has a doctorate in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, She has taught there and at the Graduate Theological Union. She is the author of Enduring Grace: Living Portraits of Seven Women Mystics, At the Root of This Longing: Reconciling a Spiritual Hunger and a Feminist Thirst, and Enduring Lives: Women and Faith in Action.
Tim Flinders, MA, lectures on mysticism and contemplative spirituality in the Sophia Center program on Culture and Spirituality. He is the author of Sacred Surround: An Introduction to the Thought and Spirituality of Thomas Berry and John Muir: Spiritual Writings (Orbis Books)
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