Spirituality for Activism

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Sun Lakes UCC
25635 Country Club Drive
Sun Lakes, Arizona 85248

What kind of spirituality do we need as activists that will keep us engaged and keep us from falling into burnout? These presentations will suggest that it is a spirituality rooted in the practice of Sabbath. We will consider the works of Abraham Heschel, the great Jewish writer, and Walter Bruggemann and his book, Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No To The Culture of Now.

Brueggeman writes: “Sabbath is an act of resistance and alternative. It is resistance because it is a visible insistence that our lives are not defined by the production and consumption of commodity goods. It is an alternative to the demanding, chattering, pervasive presence of advertising and its great liturgical claim of professional sports that devour all our ‘rest time’." The alternative offer is the awareness and practice of the claim that we are situated on the receiving end of the gifts of God. A good spirituality around Sabbath would give a good framework for resistance in the current world we live in.

Call Pastor Vernon for more information: 480-895-6317.