What does spirituality mean in your life? Do you always feel safe to discuss it amongst your peers?
Starting on Tuesday, February 28th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm and running bi-weekly until the end of March, the Women’s Issues Network is running Safe Space Discussion Groups focused on how individuals’ spirituality affects their lives. As the organizer of these groups, I am extremely excited to offer a space for both students and members of the larger community to talk about personal growth and spiritual exploration. By striving to offer a non-denominational and non-religiously-affiliated space, my goal is to foster an environment of self-reflection and learning from each others’ lived experiences.
From a personal vantage point, these discussions are important to me because of my own experiences with spirituality and faith. As a child of a multi-racial and multi-spiritual family, my journey of self-reflection has been both personal and community based, and I find strength in conversation and learning from others. I, along with facilitator Rev. Karen Low, hope to establish a group where people can feel comfortable talking about the role that spirituality plays in their lives, in whatever way it manifests itself.
Karen is an ordained minister inthe United Church of Canada and is the United Church Chaplain at UWO. In addition to her work at the University, she serves two congregations and is the Spiritual Director of Sabbath Place: A Centre for Spiritual Wellness & Exploration, here in London. She is expereinced in guided meditation, spiritual discussion groups and the facilitation of retreats and workshops. Both personally and academically egaged in an ongoing exploration of the human and the Divine, Karen is deeply committed to personal growth and the discovery of possibility …