April 26- Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Sign in or register, beginning at 4:30pm.
All hospitality during the gathering including Saturday’s lunch is included in the registration fee.
Story-telling begins at 7pm
featuring these story-tellers:
KRIS ARCHIE, ED “The Circle” http://www.philanthropyandaboriginalpeoples.ca/staff/
ROBERT WORCESTER, Suzuki Elder
April 27- St. Anselm’s Anglican Church
Registration begins at 8:30am
Program and workshops from 9:15am- 5pm
6 workshops to choose from, led by the following people:
SHANNON NEUFELDT (KAIROS network coordinator)
LAUREL DYKSTRA (Priest of Salal and Cedar Watershed Discipleship Community)
REUBEN GARBANZO (grassroots ecojustice activist on Vancouver Island) https://friendsofcarmanahwalbran.com/2016/01/05/interview-with-focw-organizer-bobby-arbess-aka-reuben-garbanzo-and-kyla-rose-tremblay/
with more presenters yet to be confirmed…
REGULAR REGISTRATION FEE: $40
STUDENT FEE: $20
(snacks and lunch included)
Register before April 23rd to guarantee your meal.
Saturday evening Fundraiser Dinner to follow. Details still to come.
Climate change is happening now and the need to take transformative action to mitigate it is critical and urgent. The survival of all that we know and love is at stake.
Many feel powerless and paralyzed by their own fear, grief, anger and even shame, because of the legacy we are leaving future generations.
Everything is connected; all justice, environmental, and human rights issues, locally and globally, reflect certain values that must be challenged or lifted up, if humanity is to have any kind of shared future on planet earth.
We are all in this together. There is no planet B.
A sense of place/home is essential to our ability to move forward and walk a different path. And that sense of place and home needs to be rooted in the web of life which sustains us. We are not separate from that web, just one strand in it.
Faith means different things to different people. Some of us have a faith that is rooted in a belief in God, the Creator, Unknowable Essence, or in spiritual teachers such as Jesus, Mohammed, or Buddha. For others, faith is grounded in a belief in the Universe, the web of life, or the human spirit. Whatever faith is to you, it is always a choice to believe in something…
HOW THEN SHALL WE LIVE, AT THIS TIME AND IN THIS PLACE? This is indeed a KAIROS moment (a moment in time when change is possible) for humanity.
We will frame our time together around the importance of telling stories.
Three questions form the basis of the weekend gathering.
1. What are the stories of resistance we want to tell our children?
2. What are the stories of courage we will share to keep us strong for the struggle?
3. What are the stories of faith we will use to inspire and move us forward?
The BC-Yukon KAIROS community is grateful to the Coast Salish People, upon whose unceded lands this regional gathering will take place. All our relations!