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April 2019

Cosmic Mass

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Whitley Center, Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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GET TICKETS Matthew Fox, noted author and populist theologian, and his team of presenters have celebrated the Cosmic Mass in over 50 major cities throughout the world, most recently at the World Parliament of Religions in Toronto. This dynamic, experiential event is equal parts Electronic Dance Rave, sacred ritual, and an urgent call for re-examining our personal and communal relationships to the Earth in the face of global climate change. Dr. Fox first laid out the principles for the Cosmic…

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Compassion Action Lab #3: Compassion At Work In San Antonio

April 30 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
City Council Chambers, 105 Main Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Lecture: A Nation of Immigrants: The Past, Present and Future of Immigration Law

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Casa Hernán, 411 East Cevallos Street
San Antonio, TX 78204 United States
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The United States is among the most pluralistic societies in the world. Indispensable to this accomplishment was formulating an immigration policy that welcomed men and women of different nationalities and faiths to this country with the goal of creating a system based on family reunification and labor force needs. Join us for this timely talk where Dr. Enriquez explores how immigration past and present helps us understand its future. Roger Enriquez Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Director, Policy Studies Center,…

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May 2019

The Teen Brain @ MindScience

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pearl Stable at the Historic Pearl Brewery, 303 Pearl Parkway #300
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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Free – $20

Abigail Baird, PhD (Vassar) talks about how we learn to consolidate, generalize and then (at light speed) make use of our experiences to navigate our every day lives AND avoid/survive life threatening situations; and how all of this is solidified in the brain during the neurological growth spurt of adolescence. Members Reception and General Admission Sales start at 5:30 pm Doors open at 6:15 pm Lecture begins at 6:30 pm Ticket Information: $20 - General Admission $10 - Senior/Military w/ID…

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For K-12 Teachers: Teaching Tolerance: Social Justice 101

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
TMI – The Episcopal Academy, 20955 W Tejas Trail
San Antonio, TX 78257 United States
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REGISTER HERE This interactive introductory workshop to Teaching Tolerance helps teachers learn how to effectively implement anti-bias instruction in their classrooms. Participants will explore practical strategies for accomplishing academic and social-emotional goals side by side. They will discuss learning conditions that honor all identities and reflect diversity, equity and justice. After exploring ready-to-use materials, applying rigorous standards and planning ways to incorporate research-based teaching practices, participants will leave the workshop with ideas and tools for transforming their classrooms and schools.…

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Celebrating Strength and Resilience of Refugee Mothers & Interfaith Ramadan Iftar Dinner

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Raindrop Turkish House, 4337 Vance Jackson Rd .Ste#203
San Antonio, 78230 United States
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Celebrate The Strength And Resilience Of Refugee Mothers You are cordially invited to join us on May 13, at 7:00 pm in celebrating refugee mothers. Program starts with Live Sufi Music and traditional art demonstration. Speakers will share real life stories, followed by an Interfaith Ramadan Dinner at 8:30 pm. Michelle Rumbaut from the Interfaith Welcome Coalition will share the unique journey of the refugee mothers she has come to know at the bus station. A Raindrop representative will also…

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When the Powers that Be Co-Opt Sacred Texts: Dinner and Conversation with Rev. Andries Coetzee

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
SoL Center at University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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A favorite often manipulated text used by those in power to subject peoples, territories, and ideas is Romans 13. Take as an example, verses 1-2: “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists authority resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.” In this gathering we will discuss the meanings of the text and…

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SHORTENING THE LINE: A Conversation-Effective Efficiency and Collaboration

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
San Antonio Food Bank, 5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78227 United States
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REGISTER HERE It is projected that in 10 years San Antonio will be twice the population size it is today. Across the geography of San Antonio countless congregations and organizations, like yours, are working daily in countless ways at “feeding the line” of the most vulnerable in Our City. How we learn to better collaborate today will directly impact how we better co-live tomorrow and into the future! This future-critical conversation on May 21st will open up where we are…

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