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Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbour as yourself?
I will, with God’ s help.

Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?
I will, with God’ s help.

(Book of Alternative Services, Baptism Vows, pg 159) 

 

Deep Diversity is a spiritual practice because it helps us as we walk in the peace-making way of Jesus. Deep Diversity helps us see those who are marginalized, hear others' stories and mature our own participation in social justice. 

Rev. Sharon and Dr. Jessica Motherwell McFarlane (a beloved member of the Wednesday Contemplative Group), are inviting you to travel with them on an exhilarating journey to Love in its deepest sense. There will be mountains; there will be pebbles in your shoes; there will be sweat on your brow; and there will be belly laughs all along the way. 

Details 

Path 1: Gearing up : Four Tuesdays in October (starting on October 6th) 

Path 2: Staying the course: Four Tuesdays in November (starting on November 3rd) 

Path 3: Keep on keepin' on: Four Tuesdays in December (starting on December 1st) 

You are welcome to sign up for all three paths - or just one.

(Sign up online HERE, OR email or phone Natasha: [email protected], 604 985 0666). 

Where? 

We will be meeting together using Zoom. New to Zoom? Here are some helpful resources, and we are here to assist you with technology. Email Natasha: [email protected]

About Deep Diversity by Shakil Choudhury

St Catherine's Church has acquired books for sale at $20 each and should interest excede our copies a PDF of relevant chapter/s will be on loan. Contact the office: [email protected]

What if our interactions with those different from us are strongly influenced by things happening below the radar of awareness, hidden even from ourselves? Deep Diversity explores this question and argues that “us vs. them” is an unfortunate but normal part of the human experience due to reasons of both nature and nurture. To really work through issues of racial difference and foster greater levels of fairness and inclusion, argues Shakil Choudhury, requires an understanding of the human mind—its conscious and unconscious dimensions. Deep Diversity integrates Choudhury’s twenty years of experience with interviews with researchers in social neuroscience, implicit bias, psychology, and mindfulness. Using a compassionate but challenging approach, Choudhury helps readers identify their own bias and offers practical ways to break the “prejudice habits” we have all learned, in order to tackle systemic discrimination.