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Interweavings: indigo, the color of grief

Thursday, March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

In a world that Alfred North Whitehead described as one of “perpetual perishing,” grief must certainly be a universal human experience. In this conversation, Jonathan Foster will read excerpts from his book, indigo: the color of grief.  From the book’s description:

indigo is the
joy and lament of a
human being

fashioning new ideas about the divine
within the painful loss of his daughter
within the constraints of his own intelligence
within the constraints of what religion
had been telling him his whole life
some of which was good and
some of which wasn’t

it’s a way forward
where forward means the
interaction of
past choices
past events
and personal agency
in this moment
and this moment
and … yes, this moment

After the readings, chaplain Kathleen Reeves will respond, sharing thoughts and tools on our movement through grief.

About the facilitator:

Jonathan Foster

Jonathan J. Foster, Ph.D., is the author of several books, including indigo: the color of grief, Questions About Sexuality that Got Me Uninvited from My Denomination, The Reconstructionist: People>Text, Mercy>Sacrifice, Love>Fear, and Theology of Consent: Mimetic Theory in an Open and Relational Universe. He’s the partner of one, and the father of three, who’s won some writing awards, reached #1 in multiple Amazon categories, has some degrees from NorthWind Seminary, podcasts, but mostly likes to hike.

About the Respondant:

Kathleen (Kat) Reeves, M.Div., is the leader of the Spiritual Integration group, and a fundraising and social media consultant. She is a writer, artist and published poet. She holds a Master of Divinity in interfaith theology, and is an ordained interfaith minister. She has been active in interfaith peace, and is a member of the Inland Valley Interfaith Working Group for Middle East Peace. She is the President of the Upland Interfaith Council, and has held leadership positions in Unitarian Universalists congregations. Her community interfaith ministry led her to volunteer with Syrian refugees as they settled into their new country. Her deep connection with one special family is captured in her series of stories she wrote for the Huffington Post. She is a student of Japanese tea ceremony through the international Chado Urasenke Tankokai associations of the Urasenke school in Kyoto, Japan. Kathleen has also trained in Restorative Practice, she follows an earth-based religion, and belongs to The Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids. She is working on ways to build a process-relational community through small group ministry.

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