Special Event: Stephanie Dowrick in San Francisco
Stephanie Dowrick’s newest book – Seeking the Sacred – takes up Jung’s challenge to “re-sacralize our world”. It offers a powerful global response to the current often-polarizing “religion debates”. At the same time, this work is profoundly intimate and personally relevant. It’s high time, Dowrick is suggesting, that a more subtle, inclusive way of thinking about spirituality and the sacred – perhaps God – is publicly affirmed. By resisting divisive ways of thinking, we can begin to regard our own lives with far greater acceptance. An empowered self-view inevitably leads us to consider how we might live in greater harmony with others, including those with whom we disagree. “Religion Dispatches” editor Lisa Webster will tease out these potentially life-changing themes with Stephanie Dowrick in what promises to be an inspiring, stimulating and healing evening.
Reverend Stephanie Dowrick, PhD, is Australia’s leading writer in the areas of psychological and spiritual development and author of a number of internationally acclaimed books, including Intimacy and Solitude, Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love, Choosing Happiness and Seeking the Sacred. Formerly a publisher and founder of The Women’s Press, London, also a trained psychotherapist, Dr Dowrick was ordained as an interfaith minister by the New Seminary, New York. Writer Claire Scobie calls her latest book “A chalice of wisdom”. She is an Adjunct Fellow in the Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney and a familiar visitor to the United States.
Lisa Webster is senior editor at Religion Dispatches, a daily online magazine devoted to the intersection of religion and public life. She has worked in web and magazine publishing for many years (including a stint as managing editor at Tricycle: The Buddhist Review) and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley in the field of religion and literature.
Friday, June 17, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm
CIIS Main Building
1453 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
$18/$12 Members and CIIS community
More info on CIIS.edu