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TrashA Poor White Journey By Cedar Monroe (Author), Liz Theoharis (Foreword by)Saturday, March 16th, 2024 from 2-4pmIn person @ Plymouth Church 1217 Sixth AvenueSeattle, Washington 98101-3199Livestream the event on : vimeo.com/event/4152815Human beings are not trash, and the system that enables humans to imagine each other as such needs to end.Every day across the US, 66 million poor white people pay the price for failing whiteness. In this sweeping debut, activist and chaplain Cedar Monroe writes indelibly about and for poor white people: about unlearning the American dream, untangling from white supremacy, and working for liberation alongside other poor folks.Monroe introduces us to people who are poor and unhoused in a small town in Washington, who eke out a living on land that once provided timber for the nation. On the banks of the Chehalis River, we meet residents of the largest homeless encampment in the county, who face sweeps and evictions and are targeted by vigilantes before bringing their case to federal court. We watch a community grapple with desperation, government neglect, and its own racism. From visits to jails, flophouses, tent cities, and on trips to hospitals and funeral homes, we see leaders forging connections between their people and the global movement to end poverty.With trenchant insight born of liberation theology, radical politics, and an even more radical hope, Monroe introduces us to people hammering out survival strategies and hope in the abandoned zones of empire. Capitalism and colonialism have stolen land from Indigenous people, forced workers into dangerous jobs, and then left them to die when their labor was no longer needed. But what would happen if poor white folks rejected the empty promises of white supremacy and embraced solidarity with other poor people? What if they joined the resistance to the system that is, slowly or quickly, killing us all? Trash asks us to see anew the peril in which poor white people live and the choices we all must make. ... See MoreSee Less
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Creation Care Network SummitSaturday March 16 • 9am – 4pm PDTAll are welcome to join the Creation Care Network for its annual environmental justice summit. We will gather to pray, learn, and discern our collective commitment to ecological justice. The day will include :Young Adult Fireside Chat: Responding to Laudate DeumMass with Archbishop Paul D. EtienneUpdate on Lower Snake RiverWorkshops on Laudata Deum, Climate Anxiety & Apathy, and Creation Care Team Network BuildingGroup reflections and much more!ipjc.org/let-justice-and-peace-flow-registration/?link_id=0&can_id=6732a3e15d4698e3921bc42b48fc94bc&source=email-join-the-creation-care-network-for-our-annual-summit-let-justice-peace-flow-2&email_referrer=email_2230887&email_subject=dont-miss-this-years-creation-care-network-summit-let-justice-peace-flow ... See MoreSee Less
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ONE WEEK! That's right, one week from today is the start of the Capital City Chorus Christmas concert! Come join us for some holiday magic! Please check the poster for all details! ... See MoreSee Less
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🚨 Webinar Alert! 🚨 Want to learn more about faith voices at #COP28? Catholic Climate Covenant and Laudato Si Movement warmly invite you to join us for an online conversation with renowned climate scientist, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and Fordham professor of theology, Dr. Christiana Zenner. Register to attend at bit.ly/COP28Faith ... See MoreSee Less
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Holy Wisdom supports the Thurston Hunger Walk! Our goal this year is to donate $500. If you are a part of our community and you donate, please make sure to indicate that your donation is part of Holy Wisdom. Thank you for your generosity!Feed the Hungry!Join your community members for a walk around the beautiful Capitol Lake while supporting those who do not have enough food on their table. Funds directly support two local agencies fighting hunger. ... See MoreSee Less
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Here are two ways to learn more about the 100 Day Retreat and the 72 Hours of Easter from long-time friend of Holy Wisdom Alexander John Shaia. This 90-minute presentation by Alexander John on The Great 100 Days (Lent to Pentecost) was given on February 5th, at the Chapel at St. Mary’s College/Notre Dame, Indiana. This recording is a great way to learn about the ancient rites of the Once (and Future!) Lent & Easter. The recording is 1 hour and 38 minutes long and can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=I41fRIc5BYE&ab_channel=ChurchofOurLadyofLoretto-SaintMary%27On Sunday, March 19th at 11:00 am PDT, Alexander John will meet with our Holy Wisdom Community on Zoom to help us go deeper into our understanding of the Great 100 Days and the 72 Hours of Easter. He is an excellent teacher and his presentation last year was deeply appreciated. If you are curious or want to deepen your understanding of the Great 100 Day Retreat or the 72 Hours of Easter, you won’t want to miss this! To receive the Zoom link, please contact us through our website www.holywisdomicc.org/contact/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Advent Prayer OpportunitySince the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in March, thousands of members of the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue have gathered for a 15 minute contemplative prayer for peace and the end of violence throughout our world. During the 4 Wednesdays of Advent they will offer the opportunity to gather again on ZOOM for those who can. Mark your calendar for November 30, December 7, December 14 and December 21 from 12:00-12:15 ET (9:00-9:15 PT). Plan to sign in by 11:55 (8:55 PT) so the prayer can begin at noon (9:00 PT). On the designated Wednesdays click us02web.zoom.us/j/84265306270 for the ZOOM link. The same link will be used for all four sessions. ... See MoreSee Less
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DIVIDED WE FALL: AMERICANS IN THE AFTERMATHThe go-to film on hate crimes in the aftermath of 9/11. Watch the 20 year anniversary re-release for free.In the wake of 9/11, Valarie Kaur set out across the country as a college student, camera in hand, to document stories of hate violence on people of color, especially Sikh Americans. Galvanized by the murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh father and family friend, Kaur captures stories that were not on the evening news. From the still-shocked streets of Ground Zero to the desert towns of the American west, her journey confronts the forces unleashed in a time of national crisis–racism and religion, fear and forgiveness. Kaur’s film chronicling her journey, Divided We Fall (2006) with director Sharat Raju, toured in 200 U.S. cities, won a dozen international awards, and became known as the go-to documentary on post-9/11 hate crimes. ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photosIt's going to be HOT HOT HOT next week and we could use your help with volunteering at the cooling center! Please join us for a volunteer/training July 24, 2022 - 11am-2pm on zoom with our awesome IW Training Facilitator Brock Schafer! ... See MoreSee Less
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Mark Your Calendars!The Beyoncé Mass will be held in person on Friday, May 6, from 7 to 8:30pm at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle. Holy Wisdom is one of a number of faith communities involved in planning for and publicizing this event. . We are excited to bring this Womanist worship service to the area and for the ways the Mass serves as a tool to foster an empowering conversation about Black women—their lives, their bodies, and their voices. Rev. Dr. Yolanda Norton, a womanist theologian, calls it “unapologetically about and for Black girls and women.” That said, it is also a powerful and inclusive event for all people. To learn more about the Beyoncé Mass, visit www.beyoncemass.com/ You can register to attend the Beyoncé Mass through Brown Paper Tickets. Search for the Seattle Beyoncé Mass at this link: www.brownpapertickets.com Attendance is free, but we anticipate attendees will need to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask during the Mass. This event is in person only; there will be no opportunity to see a recording or live streaming of it. Stay tuned! We will share more with you all as we learn more. ... See MoreSee Less
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This presentation focuses on the resurrection accounts in the Synoptic Gospels, in which women—yes, plural—are presented as the first witnesses of the empty tomb, and reads them as a story of solidarity among women disciples. Exploring these biblical narratives alongside some contemporary stories of sisterhood, we will be encouraged to find the event of resurrection not just as an individual experience but more as a communal commitment to the restoration of hope. With Holy Week and Easter approaching, we hope this presentation will offer you insights anchored in textual and literary analyses and theological reflections.Register at us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8Tp3joZITda8p9qEv0W3fA ... See MoreSee Less
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Dr. Victoria Rue has written a series of plays involving the figure of Mary/Maryam to address Islamophobia in the U.S. She focused on the figure of Mary/Maryam because she appears in both the Christian Bible and the Qur'an. She discovered while living in Bethlehem on a Fulbright scholarship that Mary/Maryam is an iconic figure who dominates the city of Bethlehem. Asking the question, "Who is Mary/Maryam in 21st century Bethlehem", Dr. Rue interviewed 30 Christian and Muslim women and men who live and work there. From their words - verbatim - she shaped this play. ... See MoreSee Less
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All are invited to share in our Ash Wednesday Service as we make our way through the 100- day journey to Pentecost.If you would like to participate the some of the rituals, please have the following items.Small bowl of ashSmall potSeedswaterStir stick to mix soil and ashwet towel to wipe your handsWe look forward to having you share this sacred time together4:30 pm zoom opens5:00 pm Service beginsIf you are new to Holy Wisdom and would like to join the service, please contact us at www.holywisdomicc.org/contact/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Dr. Victoria Rue has written a series of plays involving the figure of Mary/Maryam to address Islamophobia in the U.S. She focused on the figure of Mary/Maryam because she appears in both the Christian Bible and the Qur'an. She discovered while living in Bethlehem on a Fulbright scholarship that Mary/Maryam is an iconic figure who dominates the city of Bethlehem. Asking the question, "Who is Mary/Maryam in 21st century Bethlehem", Dr. Rue interviewed 30 Christian and Muslim women and men who live and work there. From their words - verbatim - she shaped this play. ... See MoreSee Less
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Alexander Shaia is a friend and mentor to our community. He has a fresh take on ways scripture can be a guide to transformation. He is an excellent speaker as well. Enjoy this free hour with him!theshiftnetwork.com/Discover-Mystical-Feminine-Map/call?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=Email&utm_... ... See MoreSee Less
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Instagram PhotosThe struggles for Indigenous peoples continues everyday. "Beyond Settler Borders" will honor the memory of Jakelin Caal of the Maya Q’eqchi’ Nation who died under US custody on 12/8/2018. We will discusses root drivers of migration, Indigenous children's rights under the U.S. government, climate change, and leadership and resilience of Indigenous peoples. Join the conversation! Registration information in our bio. washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtcOCvrjksHtbgxEgdrjsJ8cla8Eiz2L5W#BeyondSettlerBorders#IndigenousMigration#InvisibleNoMore#IndigenousChildren#IndigenousRightsAreImmigrantRights#ImmigrationIsAnIndigenousIssue #BordersCrossedUs ... See MoreSee Less
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The Glasgow Climate Conference is almost here! Join with Green Faith Olympia on Monday, October 18 at 5:00 PM for an hour of spiritual discussion and advocacy on the climate situation. Together, we will learn, call for actions to promote climate justice and push back climate change! The meeting will be at Fertile Grounds (Olympia City Park) at 9th & Adams St SE in Olympia. ... See MoreSee Less
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This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, join Sojourners and the Interfaith Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. ET for a webinar on COVID’s impact on survivors’ economic security and safety. Register here for the webinar. interfaithagainstdv.org/events/covids-impact-on-survivors-economic-security-and-safety ... See MoreSee Less
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Sunday, 17 October 2021, 12:30-2:30 PT (USA)Hear about what's been happening in our community and help set our direction for the coming year. Stay tuned for the meeting agenda and committee and fiance reports in next week's mass announcement. If you don’t already receive our announcements or our weekly Zoom links for liturgy, contact us here. www.holywisdomicc.org/contact/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photosROOTS DEEPER THAN WHITENESS - building emotional strength and political clairty for collective liberationONLINE COURSE with WHITE AWAKE - REGISTER TODAY"Roots Deeper Than Whiteness" is White Awake's annual foundations course designed to help white folks build a healthy sense of self rooted in liberatory knowledge and practice. Our desire is to support your engagement in multiracial, solidarity-based organizing for a world where everyone thrives.FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER: mailchi.mp/whiteawake/roots-deeper-than-whiteness-2021- All sessions recorded: Live participation is not required - Sliding scale registration fee. No one turned away for lack of funds.***“If you don’t know who you are, society will tell you, and then you are lost.” – Emilio Guerrera ... See MoreSee Less
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In preparation for the Sept 24th Beyoncé Mass Seattle, Rev. Yolanda Norton presented two classes on August 24 and 31. During the August 31st class, Rev. Norton shares the unexpected origin of Beyoncé Mass, its roots in Womanist Theology, and where this project may be headed. August 24th: www.dropbox.com/s/vxzn5a54om29ic0/Norton%20Presentation%20Wk%203%20FINAL.mp4?dl=0August 31st:www.dropbox.com/s/7mk72432e9wwob0/Liberation%20Academy%20Class%204.mp4?dl=0Register for the mass: www.crowdcast.io/e/34z9qmqc/register ... See MoreSee Less
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As Pope Francis travels to Slovakia, Sr. Miriam Therese Winter joins FutureChurch and the Women’s Ordination Conference to recall the ministry and life of Ludmila Javorová, a woman who was ordained a Roman Catholic priest by Bishop Felix Davidek to serve in the underground church there when the church was under threat by the Communist regime from 1948 through 1989.Learn about her life, ministry, and why she is important as the world follows Francis to Slovakia. ... See MoreSee Less
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Along with a number of other faith leaders from across the U.S., Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center's executive director Will Rutt will join a march led by asylum seeking migrants at the border in Nogales, Arizona & Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Join the march virtually to stand in solidarity with asylum seekers and restore protections for holy families.Link to the livestream: www.saveasylum.org/restore-protections-for-holy-families-2021.html?link_id=3&can_id=cb7daf2a1096b... ... See MoreSee Less
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Join Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center on Zoom to celebrate National Migration Week as we gather in solidarity with the migrant community at our southern border. Come and share your connections to migration, learn about what’s happening on the border, pray and reflect on where God is calling us to respond, and find out what we can do to make a difference. Wed., September 22, 5 - 6pm PDTREGISTER HERE: maryknoll.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvf-usqjwtGtyRzB9qrCtcbTaMCQZgOEQ9?link_id=1&can_id=cb7daf2a... ... See MoreSee Less
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Coming up soon! Register here: www.crowdcast.io/e/34z9qmqc/registerBeyoncé Mass uses the music and life of Beyoncé as a tool to cultivate an empowering conversation about Black women—their lives, bodies, and voices—and create an experience of story, scripture, and song that calls for the liberation of all people. The mass is free and everyone is welcome. ... See MoreSee Less
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As Pope Francis travels to Slovakia next week, Sr. Miriam Therese Winter will join FutureChurch and the Women's Ordination Conference to recall the ministry and life of Ludmila Javorová, a woman who was ordained a Roman Catholic priest by Bishop Felix Davidek to serve in the underground church there when the church was under threat by the Communist regime from 1948 through 1989.The conversation will take place on Tuesday, September 14, at 12:00 PM ET. Register at www.futurechurch.org/pope-francis-meet-your-priest-ludmila-javorova for the Zoom link. During his travels (Sept. 12-15), Pope Francis will visit his Jesuit brothers and likely recall the heroism of Jesuit priest Ján Chryzostom Korec who, under Communist rule, was secretly ordained a bishop (at the age of 27) and carried out his underground pastoral ministry - work that landed him in prison. Korec was later made a cardinal by John Paul II.Yet, Pope Francis will not spend time with 89-year-old Ludmila Javorová, a Catholic woman who put her duty to care for the Church and God's people over her need for safety by becoming secretly, but fully ordained as a priest under the communist regime. Ordained in 1970 by Bishop Felix Davidek, Javorová became vicar general for a major branch of the underground Czech church for twenty years. Ludmila Javorová became the first woman ordained to the priesthood to tell her story publicly, confiding her experience in its entirety to Sr. Miriam Therese Winter, who later published her authorized biography in 2001. Join us as Sr. Miriam Therese Winter shares her story of meeting Ludmila. Learn how the story of her heroism unfolded between them and how they became very close friends along the way. We will also discuss the implications of her clandestine ordination and the Vatican's effort to "erase" it because Ludmila is a priest who is a woman. This story is important for all people as Pope Francis journeys to meet Catholics in Slovakia and celebrate those who courageously protected and pastored Catholics there when the times called for such selfless measures. ... See MoreSee Less
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