Institute will explore personal, social transformation through creativity
Thursday, April 29, 2004
Lacey, Wash. – The
annual Saint Martin’s College Spiritual Life Institute, June 21-25,
offers this year’s participants an opportunity to reflect on the role of
creativity and imagination in personal and social transformation.
Registration for the ecumenical institute is now beginning and is open
not only to those engaged in professional ministry, but also to students
and individuals seeking personal enrichment and spiritual growth.
Now in its 22nd
year, the institute is a 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 bears the title, “Transforming Our Lives and Our World:
Creativity, Poetic Vision and the Spiritual Journey Towards Peace and
Justice.” Institute faculty members will be religion and poetry scholar
Don Foran, named Washington’s professor of the year by the Carnegie
Foundation in 1995; Jeanette Rodriquez, Ph.D., author and chairwoman of
Seattle University’s department of theology and religious studies; and
poet, author and teaching artist Margie Shaheed, whose works are
extensively published in poetry journals and anthologies.
Each faculty member
will deliver a free public lecture during the week of the institute. The
lectures are at 7:30 p.m. at the college’s Worthington Conference
Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE. The schedule is as follows:
June 22: “Soul
Making: The Psycho-Spiritual Journey Towards Peace and Justice,”
presented by Jeanette Rodriguez.
June 23: “The
Redemptive Power of Poetry,” presented by Don Foran.
June 24: “Poetry:
The Language of Peace and Personal Transformation,” presented by Margie
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