Virtual Retreats & Classes

Courageous and Compassionate Conversations for Contentious Times

Thursdays: September 10, 17, 24 and October 1 from 7-8pm,
via Zoom Meeting

How can we have meaningful, transformative dialogue across sociopolitical and ideological divides? How can we treat others with respect and uphold their humanity even when we vehemently disagree? How can we persist in advocating for social change especially racial equity and justice in our current context? In this four-part online course, participants will explore these questions and more from the perspective of compassionate (or, nonviolent) communication.

Facilitated by Reverend Dr. Theresa Latini, Executive Director of Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center.

For more information and to register, click here.

Tending to Ambiguous Losses in Uncertain Times

Thursday, November 12, 6:30-8:30pm
via Zoom Meeting

Ambiguous losses are perhaps the most challenging kind of loss. When someone or something is physically absent yet psychologically present, or physically present yet psychologically absent, it’s hard to find clarity, it’s hard to make decisions, and it’s hard to grieve. The physical, emotional, economic, and relational uncertainty resulting from the current pandemic further complicates ambiguous losses. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the nature of ambiguous loss and ways to deepen our resilience in these uncertain times.

Led by Carla Dahl, Professor of Congregational and Community Care at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

For more information and to register, click here.

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