Evening lecture series at saint martin’s will explore personal, social transformation through creativity
Friday, June 18, 2004
Lacey, Wash. - A series of evening
lectures for the public is scheduled as part of the annual Saint
Martin’s College Spiritual Life Institute, June 21-25 on the college
This year’s institute is “Transforming
Our Lives and Our World: Creativity, Poetic Vision and the Spiritual
Journey Towards Peace and Justice.” It will focus on the role of
creativity and imagination in personal and social transformation.
Now in its 22nd year, the institute is an
ecumenical theology program designed to focus on spirituality for
today’s world. Each year, well-known theologians for social justice and
peacemaking share their thoughts and experiences to inspire awareness
and deepen the spiritual journey of participants.
Institute faculty members will deliver
their public lectures at 7:30 p.m. June 22-24 at the college’s
Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE. There is no charge
and no reservations are required to attend. The schedule is as follows:
June 22: “Soul Making: The
Psycho-Spiritual Journey Towards Peace and Justice,” presented by
Jeanette Rodriguez, author and chair of Seattle University’s department
of theology and religious studies.
June 23: “The Redemptive Power of
Poetry,” presented by Don Foran, religion and poetry scholar, and
recipient of the Carnegie Foundation’s 1995 Washington Professor of the
June 24: “Poetry: The Language of Peace
and Personal Transformation,” presented by Margie Shaheed, poet, author
and teaching artist.
For more information about the institute
or the evening lecture series, please contact 360-438-4527, e-mail
email@example.com, or visit the
college’s website at www.stmartin.edu/spiritual_life.
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