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Day of Enrichment

Date: 
Sat, 14 Apr 2018
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center

303 Tunxis Road
06107 West Hartford , CT
United States
Connecticut US
Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Mike Smoolca
Contact Email: 
msmoolca@hotmail.com
Contact Phone: 
860-798-8992

HOWARD THURMAN AND THE MYSTICAL HEART OF NON VIOLENCE

Presenter: Dr. Lerita Coleman Brown

As a mystic, theologian, and spiritual adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Howard Thurman (1899-1981) possessed the uncanny and prophetic ability to make a connection between silence and the scrutiny of one’s inner life with social justice work. He encouraged Dr. King and other organizers of the Civil Rights Movement to examine their inward journeys and to use nonviolent responses to what was often very violent confrontation. Dr. Thurman chose to engage in sacred activism—work that would serve all people and to use the contemplative experience as a path to peace, joy, and power. He wrote about this desire in Jesus and the Disinherited, a book that Dr. King carried with him whenever he marched. Throughout this day punctuated with contemplative prayer, we will witness with readings and silence how the mystical heart of nonviolence that Thurman advocated can be utilized to free others and ourselves.

Please Register at:  https://www.holyfamilyretreat.org/cce/enrichmentday06

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