Sacred Sources to Heal the Earth
Since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., prophetic voices working to move public opinion toward more inclusive and compassionate ways of being in America have been few and far between. With the challenges our society and our world are facing in this century, we, and our planet, are in dire need for such voices to be heard again.
Rabbis Arthur Waskow and Phyllis Berman are such rare voices alive today; voices that relentlessly speak truth to power. Among many issues such as peacemaking among Abrahamic communities, combatting unjust and destructive concentrations of political and economic power, Rabbi Waskow especially - and the Shalom Center he leads - has made it his top priority to address the Global Climate Crisis. Rabbi Waskow writes, protests, blogs and teaches around the country about what he calls not Global Warming but Global Scorching. He draws on Jewish and other faith-based sacred scriptures to teach about shaping a sustainable global community, denouncing corporate greed, and working with those most vulnerable and most hurt by the unfolding of our climate crisis.
Join us for an inspiring weekend of spirituality-in-action to discover together uplifting and hopeful solutions to an issue that touches all of us - sourced from the sacred texts of our spiritual traditions.
Schedule for the Weekend
Friday, May 20
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service, led by Rabbis Arthur Waskow, Phyllis Berman and Olivier Benhaim
Saturday, May 21
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Shabbat Morning Service led by Rabbis Waskow and Berman
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Workshop on Sacred Sources to Heal the Earth
Sunday, May 22
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. SFBC Adult Learning session on the issue of global warming through Christian Scripture
11:00 a.m. - Noon Sunday worship service with SFBC
1 - 3 p.m. Workshop; Concluding thoughts, call-to-action, Q & A