A Contemplative Approach to Spirituality & Sexuality

Sewanee, TN
Oct. 4
Event Title
A Contemplative Approach to Spirituality & Sexuality
When does it start?
10/04/2018
When does it end?
10/04/2018
Event Location
St. Mary’s Sewanee
770 St. Mary’s Ln.
Sewanee, Tennessee 37375
What kind of event is it?
Course
Event Details
Among many communities, but especially faith communities, perhaps no other topic provokes such heated debate as sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Join us for this one-day workshop as we engage in healthy and honest discussions around spirituality and sexuality, with the goal of enhancing the capacity of participants (spiritual directors, laypersons, and/or clergy of any denomination or none) to discuss issues of faith and sexuality. We will not attempt to convince one another to adopt any view but rather offer a safe and sacred space to share knowledge, and to engage in open and honest dialogue. Tools will be provided for participants to engage in healthy discussion around sex, sexuality, and spirituality.

Spirituality and sexuality are intricately connected and infinitely complex, and both are gifts from God. Jesus taught us to love our neighbors as ourselves (Mark 12:3). As we spread the good news of the Gospel, we envision this tent for our neighbors as both wide and broad, including all people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, class, age, culture, country of origin, or ability. Contemplative spiritual direction is a way in for everyone to discuss issues of faith and sexuality, all grounded in God’s grace and love.

Does the event have a website?
beeckencenter.sewanee.edu/events/contemplative-spirituality-2018
Contact name
Paul Schutz
Email
pcschutz@sewanee.edu