ROLLING AWAY THE STONE Being Curious Together About Forgiveness 7 Thursday afternoons, 1:30- 3:30pm March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16 (We hope you will plan to attend as many as your schedule allows)
In 2014, Art & Soul began as a grant-funded year long public exploration of the concept and practices of Forgiveness. We held community reads of Desmond Tutu's ten newly-released The Book of Forgiving, offered booths of "confession" at local festivals and farmer's markets, unfolded a film festival and discussion series on the theme of Forgiveness. What we discovered over the course of the year was both fascinating and revealing. In 2020, the time feels right to return to this complicated, multi-layered theme, unpeeling more layers of understanding and experience as we continue to navigate very rough waters together during an election year.
Desmond Tutu's book remains the best primer I know to invite reflection and response on this subject. It will loosely serve as a guide to us as we work with film clips, book chapters, podcasts, evocative questions, and share our curiosity together. If you are so moved, you are invited to creatively respond to what emerges for you on this topic through writing, journaling or art making.
This is an invitation to listen deeply to your inner life and explore making space for something new. ----------------------------------
Cost: sliding scale of $15-40 per session *if this is prohibitive, please talk to me and we will find something that you can comfortably afford
Please let me know a day ahead which sessions you plan to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 413-348-2385
March 5: Understanding and Needing Forgiveness: Why Forgive and What Forgiveness is Not March 12: Pathways for a Wounded Heart March 19:Telling the Story March 26: Naming the Wound April 2: Granting Forgiveness? April 9: Renewing or Releasing the Relationship April 16: Forgiving Yourself