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 campus.

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 Year award.

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 sli@stmartin.edu, or visit the college’s website at www.stmartin.edu/spiritual_life.

For more information:
Ken Butigan
Institute director
360-438-4527; sli@stmartin.edu

Deanna Partlow
Senior editor; media relations coordinator
360-438-4541; dpartlow@stmartin.edu