Reb Zalman leads the audience in a call and response prayer where he offers up images of thanks and we respond with Hallelujah. Beautiful. Enjoy … and sing along!
Yes, this is a Jewish Rabbi, teaching in an Islamic Cultural Center, and leading us in a Christian call and response. This is multireligiosity! From Starr King School for the Ministry’s Living the Differences Symposium.
Notes from “The Fourth Turning” Town Hall Conversation with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi at Naropa University
"When you wake up, can you wake up even more?"
"I think our mother the earth is waking up, too."
"We forgot to check in with the magic, the archetypes, the enchantment of the world."
"L’chaim, Rinpoche! L’chaim, L’chaim!"
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the father of the Jewish Renewal movement, has died at age 89.
A maverick rabbi who started out in the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, Schachter-Shalomi transitioned over time toward a New Age, neo-Chasidic approach, gaining a substantial following on his own but also influencing other Jewish denominations.
His nontraditional approaches to Jewish spirituality, including services marked by ecstatic prayer, drumming and dancing, eventually morphed into the Jewish Renewal movement.
LBJ Signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Fifty Years Ago Today
On this day in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, or sex in public accommodations such as hotels, theaters, parks, restaurants, and other public places.
The act also authorized the withdrawal of Federal funds from programs that practice discrimination. It discouraged job discrimination through the creation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Additionally, it authorized the Attorney General to bring lawsuits against schools practicing segregation, and made the Commission on Civil Rights a permanent organization.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act with Martin Luther King, Jr. and others behind him. East Room, White House. 7/2/64.
-from the LBJ Library
Plus more on the Civil Rights Act of 1964:
Don’t miss the new Civil Rights Act of 1964 Exhibit in Google’s Cultural Institute
Teaching resources at The Struggle for Rights in America, via DocsTeach
"I’m going to seminary to be a Unitarian Universalist minister"
"You’re WHAT?!" says my friend, confused and a little scared.
I begin trying to find a way to explain my decision, or rather, to justify it to her. ”It’s not really like most religions,” I start. “Many of us don’t believe in…
Awesome! Glad to be on the path with you!
She laughed and danced with the thought of death in her heart
Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.