This April, join the third annual Movies & Meaning Festival for a long weekend of art, storytelling, and tooling up for social justice work and community healing. Over one weekend, participants will be inspired and challenged by artists, activists, and spiritual leaders who work at the intersection of creativity, peace, spirituality, and social change.
OPEN Conversations for Women in Leadership
Are you wanting to nurture an open and progressive faith in children and youth? Then don’t miss Faith Forward, an ecumenical gathering for progressive children’s and youth ministry leaders. Join us in Chicago, May 22-24, for three days of conversation and crowd-sourcing about issues that matter to the faith lives of young people—like race, interfaith relationships, violence, social justice, instigating spiritual revolutions, and much more! Head over to http://faith-forward.net for more information and use OPEN as a discount code to save $25 on registration.
A study program for Christian leaders featuring in-depth introduction to key Jewish concepts and practices, exploration of classical and contemporary methods of Jewish study, engagement with outstanding Jewish and Christian teachers and leaders, reflection on similarities and differences between Jewish and Christian religious life, and ideas for further Jewish learning and teaching and Jewish-Christian engagement.
The United Church of Christ’s Faith Formation Team and the OPEN Network (A Convergence Initiative) are partnering on a national conversation about Children’s Ministry in Progressive Churches. (http://www.theopennetworkus.org/) This conversation will be held at the United Church of Christ’s national headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, from September 18-20, 2017.