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While the Sacred Feminine means different things to each of us, it is basically that life force within every woman and man, to create , nourish, nurture, intuit and cooperate with others. It has been symbolized since before recorded time by female deities and earth goddesses.
SoF: Land, Life and the Poetry of Creatures     SoF: Whale Songs and Elephant Loves     Women in Buddhism     Bill Moyers Interviews Karen Amrstrong     Religious Tolerance

*ON BEING & THE CIVIL CONVERSATIONS PROJECT with Krista Tippett

 

On Being is a spacious conversation —Listen, Read, Discover an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.

Civil Conversations Project  –  Listen

How do we speak the questions we don’t know how to ask each other? How to engage our neighbors who have become strangers? Can we do that even while we continue to hold passionate disagreements on deep convictions? How is technology playing into all this, and how can we shape it to human purposes?

The Civil Conversations Project (CCP) is an open, ongoing conversation offering tools and resources for renewing civic discourse at every level and nourishing common life. It includes audio, video, writing, and guides to help ground and animate new conversation and relationship across the differences of our age.

 

 

 

 


Prasad for Women: Talks for Fifth World Women

WELCOME FIFTH WORLD WOMEN. It is good to find you here. This is our time, our great joy, our canvas, our challenge, our sacred work, and our sacred trust. We are born for these times. What we each are, the world needs, every last woman of us. Every good impulse we have, every calling, instinct, stirring, essence, skill, ability, intuition, guidance, and dose of common sense, from the biggest big to the smallest small … all of this adds to the wealth and well-being of this world. We are a holy food for these times, the prasad of these times … you and I, exactly as we are, right now. Each of us is an activated blessing for this earth and this life. We make the Divine visible in the world through recognizing and remembering our essential natures.

Prasad for Women:  Talks for Fifth World Women have been updated on my Fifth World Women website and the first three talks, always the ones that have been of the most service, are now available for free on the home page. Please  , feel free to pass this link on to anyone you think might benefit.  Just click to go to  Fifth World Women Homepage

Blessed be. Blessed bees. Blessed Women.
Debra Roberts

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Debra Roberts has lived and breathed the arts and spirituality all her life. Her work as an artist and educator has taken her to England (where she lived for eleven years), Northern Ireland, Europe, Turkey, and various cities around the United States. In New Mexico, she worked with Coyote Gathers His People, a Native American performing troupe, and was Director of the New Mexico Literacy Theater, a company that toured pueblos, schools, prisons and rehabilitation centers around the Southwest, promoting the value of literacy in people’s lives.

These and many other experiences of the arts in service to multicultural communities deeply impacted her, as does her friendship with elders from many traditions. A meeting with Hopi elder Thomas Banyacya, a messenger of Hopi prophecy who spoke about the vital importance of women stepping forward into the world, also profoundly touched her.


Anattasati Magga, Inc.- an independent Buddhist Sangha for the Laity

Meditate – Practice – Study – Minister Anattasati Magga offers meditation, services, Dharma discussions and lectures, retreats, and meditation supplies. The Sangha practices in North Carolina and California and follows the tradition of Soto Zen. Nancy Spence, founder and teacher, began lay training in 1977 and entered Priest training at Vichara Bodhiyana Monastery in California. She then trained as a Lay Minister at Shasta Abbey in Mt. Shasta, California and received her Lay Minister license in 1984. Asheville, NC and Sonora,CA  info@anattasatimagga.org    fax: (828) 252-8869    phone: 828-242-2405     www.anattasatimagga.org    


The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development

Uniting for a Sustainable Future

 

Humanity faces unprecedented challenges to sustainable life on the planet. We all share a common purpose. Based in Jerusalem, The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) unites faith communities, teachers and leaders to promote co-existence, peace, and sustainability through advocacy, education and action-oriented projects. Read more about the Channels of Action here or to see our Theory of Change diagram, please click here.  Working with numerous foundations, private donors, and clients, ICSD has successfully implemented a range of projects from hosting interfaith environmental conferences to facilitating eco tourism in the Holy Land to conducting faith and ecology workshops for students of religion.  Continue Reading


Nuns With a New Creed: Environmentalism

Every woman in this story is confoundingly non-descript. Short hair, often grey. Conservative dress. Unmarried; soft-spoken. Most are well into their seventies, and all will tell you that their way of life is dying out. They will also tell you, with surprising conviction, that the world is in peril.

They are Roman Catholic sisters, from a variety of orders—Dominican, Mercy, Passionist—but don’t think Whoopie Goldberg or a young Sally Field. While many of their aged peers are living out their days in quiet convents, these women are digging gardens and offsetting carbon. They’re as well-versed in solar and geothermal technology as they are in the Gospels of Luke and John, and some wear Carhartts and work boots like they’re habits. At the heart of the women’s action is a belief that the changing climate and world demand a new kind of vocation – that Ave Marias won’t cut it anymore, but maybe clean energy will. Continue reading


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