From Fear, Rage, & Meanness: to Trust, Serenity, & Compassion: Contemplative Practice as a Resource for Peacemaking

Tuesday, September 24th, 2024 12:00 pm EDT to Tuesday, October 8th, 2024 2:00 pm EDT
Contemplative Practice for Peacemaking

In such a time as this, rife with seeming irreconcilable differences and points of view fueling social upheaval and violence, religious leaders face the challenge of personally living into the Christ-centered principle of loving our neighbor – all our neighbors – as well as guiding the communities we serve to do the same. This three-part series draws from the roots of Christian biblical and contemplative spiritual traditions, as well as insights of depth psychology and interreligious Wisdom traditions to assist individuals make the spiritual, emotional, and ethical transition from destructive community-denying attitudes and actions to community-affirming ones – even with people with whom we do not agree. For such a time as this, such inner transformation and skills are vitally needed.

Session 1: Spiritual Moorings for Peacemaking

Session 2: Psychological, and Interreligious/Universal Wisdom Resources for Peacemaking

Session 3: Practical Interpersonal Skills, and Structural / Systemic Policies for Peacemaking

The Rev’d Masud Ibn Syedullah, TSSF

The Rev. Masud Ibn Syedullah, TSSF, a priest of the Diocese of New York, is Founder and Director of Roots & Branches: Programs for Spiritual Growth. Through it, he uses his gifts as educator, spiritual director, and musician to create and lead retreats, conferences, workshops, and pilgrimages, nationally and internationally. He is a professed member of the Third Order, Society of Saint Francis (TSSF) – a religious community within the Episcopal Church.

The Rev'd Masud Ibn Syedullah