Invest far greater human and financial resources in promoting a spirituality and practice of active nonviolence.“From Circular Economy to Circular Society in San Antonio”
Oct. 2, 9 am – 3 pm, University of the Incarnate Word Student Engagement Center 2030-32.
A Sustainability Workshop sponsored by the European Union, POCACITO, Post Carbon Cities of Tomorrow with European experts in conversation with San Antonians.
“The Liminal Space of Care and Human Becoming”
By Dr. Mark Clark, Associate Professor of Medical Humanities, UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine.
October 3, 7 pm, UIW International Conference Center Auditorium, 847 E. Hildebrand Ave. San Antonio, TX 78209.
General compassionate care and medical care—and how these prove to be dialectical, dialogical processes in which we rather lose ourselves and find new identities, together, in the caring engagement. Systems (institutional, political) and technology can help in this process, but they can blind us to the foundational human mythos—so we have to remind ourselves of the human mythos and dedicate ourselves to nurturing it together, through relationship.
“Celebration of Creation and Blessing of the Animals on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.”
Oct. 4, 6 pm Headwaters at Incarnate Word, 4503 Broadway, Alamo Heights, Texas 78209.
Bring your animals, leashed or crated, pictured or stuffed to the entrance to Headwaters, the 53-acre nature sanctuary. Prayer and reflections led by the “Arts for Christian Worship” Class and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk. Pet Blessing Certificates available, please register https://www.headwaters-iw.org/n ew-events/blessing-of-the-animals-and-prayer-for-creation
See glimpses of a previous year on the news UIW hosts 'Blessing of the Animals' KENS5 Eyewitness News http://www.kens5.com/news/local/animals/uiw-hosts-blessing-of-the-animals/328796671
October 4, 6:00 pm, McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room.
Join us at our flagship fundraiser for women and girl empowerment programs!
Tickets available online: https://www.womensglobalconnection.org/event/wgc-2018-globally-awesome-gala/
For questions, please contact the WGC office at (210) 828-2224, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The almost-complete mural memorial to Claudia Gómez González, a twenty-year-old Guatemalan woman who was seeking work and safety in the US, but was shot near Rio Bravo, Texas. On the right is Rhys Munro, a lead artist with Ana Hernandez. Next to her is Hope Frye who has been leading “Project Lifeline” to help immigrant children.
Murals of Southwest San Antonio Inviting Justice and Peace.
Sunday, Oct. 7, 5 – 7:30 p.m. or Monday, Oct. 8, 5:30 – 8 p.m. or Thursday, Oct. 11, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Join a mural tour and then a conversation over a potluck supper. After Steve Spriester of KSAT News accompanied Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, on this mural tour, he shared some images http://www.ksat.com/news/video-ksats-steve-spriester-shares-photos-of-breathtaking-west-side-murals The murals have been created through the leadership of San Anto Cultural Arts Center http://www.sananto.org/galleries.html
RSVP to email@example.com or phone 210-883-5934 and get the starting address and a mural guide.
“Christian Peacemaker Team, Standing in Harm's Way to Lessen Violence,”
Oct. 15, 12 noon-1 pm, Mabee Library Special Collections.
Sr. Lisa Pries, PBVM, who has been serving in Hebron on the Christian Peacemaker Team https://www.cpt.org/about/history/origins shares her experiences “Walking with the People of Palestine.”
UIW Sustainability Scholars and Ambassadors and Teofilo Reyes of the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability
“Who is My Neighbor in a Climate-Threatened World? Environmental Justice and Uniting for Action”
Oct. 10, 6:30 – 8 pm, Student Engagement Center 2030-32
Learn from international resources and campus leaders the challenges and also the opportunities to unite and make a difference for sustainability. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyjHVxiIh6E&feature=youtu.be
Sustainability Service, a Part of the San Antonio Tricentennial.
October 13, 2018, 9 am. to 12 noon
An Environmental project in the community gardens in the fall planting season touching the earth and learning of its potential gifts. Open to 25 people.
Registration link at http://www.uiw.edu/eccl/sustainabilityservice300.html
Taizé Prayer Service.
October 23, 6:30 pm, St. Joseph's Chapel at The Village at Incarnate Word.
A service of contemplative worship in the tradition of Taizé, a monastery founded in France to promote reconciliation and peace. Learn of the history, community, and current events of Taizé www.taize.fr.
Contact: Lena Gokelman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 832-3207.
The Line in the Sand: Stories from the US/Mexico Border about Immigration.
Oct. 24, 7 pm., Concert Hall, Music Center, University of the Incarnate Word
A Play directed by award-winning UIW Alum José Rubén De León. Catholic Relief Services sent a team of writers and actors to the border who gathered stories from people with diverse perspectives on urgent and volatile issues of immigration. UIW professors will lead a discussion with actors and audience. Information: email@example.com https://www.expressnews.com/news/religion/article/OLLU-stages-play-on-immigration-13112036.php?cmpid=gsa-mysa-result
Colors of Music: Music Along the Silk Road
October 26, 6:30 pm, Raindrop Turkish House
Vance Jackson Rd. Ste. 203, San Antonio, TX 78230 (Off Vance Jackson, behind the Car Wash)
Music is a language that helps unite people across cultures, ages, religions, and other differences. Come enjoy, make friends, and enjoy Turkish treats.
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colors-of-music-with-raindrop-ensemble-tickets-51109473812 Location: 4337
Stories and Creations for Peace: Sadako and a Thousand Paper Cranes
Oct. 29, 3 to 4:15 pm SEC Room 2050-52
Jeanette M. Pierce, UIW English Instructor and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honor society for women educators, brings a thousand paper cranes created by college nursing students in Japan as a symbol of peace and gift to UIW. She will share literature relating to peace and the story of Sadako, a Japanese girl http://wagingpeacetoday.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-story-of-sadako-and-thousand-paper.html who was in Hiroshima when the US dropped an atom bomb. Sr. Martha Ann Kirk will speak of creating art that can contribute to justice and peace. She will invite people to be part of the paper crane creation of Project Lifeline shining a light on immigrant children who are being kept in detention.
Human Becomings: Adult Learners' Journeys in Peace, Justice, and Care
Dr. Danielle J. Alsandor, Inci Yilzamali-Trout, and DSE graduate students.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 6:00pm-7:15pm, Gorman 116.
Each graduate student enrolled in EDUC 6372 & 7372 The College Environment will be interviewing one adult learner to better understand the learner's holistic development and how that development influences a campus' climate and culture. Through sharing about their life journeys thus far, the adult learners will detail what roles peace, justice, and care have played in their lives. Specifically, how have they changed, evolved, grown, or developed? How does their experiences influence their views of peace, justice, and care? For 2018, Pope Francis is encouraging young people to be “aware of the present moment – not to be frightened by it or by their own self-doubts, but to take courage and be open to accepting the Lord's invitation to engage and to lead in church and in society” (USCCB, 2018, ¶8). This speaks to the importance of mindfulness, reflective practice, and service. In our presentation, we will describe the adult learners' lived experiences and their processes of discernment and development as they continue to “become” who they are meant to be and contribute to peace, justice, and care. For information firstname.lastname@example.org
October 31, 2018, University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
Remembering a murdered faculty member, the University of the Incarnate Word annually focuses on issues of justice, peace, and care of creation near the anniversary of his death. Details will be posted at https://www.uiw.edu/PeaceDay/
Some of the UIW students and the truck of supplies to help immigrant children that Project Lifeline took to the Ursula Detention Center in McAllen, TX where hundreds of children who have fled violence in their countries are being detained. The students are spreading #wedeclarewecare https://projectlifeline.us/blog/
Leaders in Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and UIW graduate Letty Gallo at the “Day of Action,” September 8, 2018, UIW Library.
Some of the UIW students and Dr. Maria Felix-Ortiz, Psychology Professor, and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, Religious Studies Professor, demonstrating in front of the Ursula Detention Center in McAllen, TX where hundreds of children who have fled violence in their countries are being detained. The students are spreading #wedeclarewecare https://projectlifeline.us/blog/
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