We're getting ready for American Thanksgiving. Let's talk about what JOY means to us in our belief systems, in our lives. What is joy, and what is it not? A feeling, a discipline, a luxury, a necessity? Can it happen at all times?
We may round out our session with an update on our summer gratitude exercise, as the group wishes.
Our last dialogue of the year is always recorded, and the topic is chosen by our dialoguers in December. A wildcard option stays on the table, in which dialoguers can ask each other questions that come to mind, unrelated to a particular overarching theme of the evening. Join us!!
TCL is committed to generosity for local and global causes we all care about, across our traditions. Advent Conspiracy invites people near and far, dialoguers and donors alike, to bring loved ones and talk about a cause that has deeply impacted their life this year.
Bring donations and snacks, and we will pool our gifts to give to 1 local and 1 global cause. We will encourage folks to get involved with volunteer opportunities related to causes we share about, regardless of who we donate monetary resources to on this day.
Come share your stories and help us be generous with resources amongst our TCL community!
This is our kickoff event for 2019!!
How has art made a different in your spiritual life? Bring a movie clip, an art print, a song refrain that is profound to you, and please share it with us! We will dialogue about how art affects our inner spiritual lives and our interfaith relationships.
Dialogue: WHO?! Why someone is central to our belief system: Muhammad, Jesus, Joseph Smith, the Buddha, goddeses, no god, etc.
Come dialogue about why a figure is so central and distinct in your belief system!
Join us for a special day of training for facilitator’s training, for those that want to sharpen skills as facilitators or learn the basics. Tuition is subsidized and the format is a small group setting where we can contextualize learning goals for the day, participate in rich discussion and experiment with some hands on facilitation work. We recommend that you’ve attended a few TCL dialogues before coming, but contact us anyway if you’d like to come! Above all, we want to empower folks to hold bridge building conversations! Contact email@example.com for more info.
Dual Topic Night! First, how do you grapple with lies you encounter about your own religion or belief system? Where do those lies come from and why do they take hold? How do you respond to them? Second, what does tolerance mean to you?
Somehow you’ve decided to believe or question some things and not others. This dialogue will examine what informs each of our belief systems and what makes them each distinct.
Come bring, or use my kitchen to make/store, food that is important in your experiences with your belief system! We’ll make it a potluck, enjoy informal conversation with opportunities to dialogue around the meaning of food in our belief systems.
Save the dates in your calendar! We will commemorate and learn more about Ramadan at an Iftar dinner event with some of our Ahmadiyya Muslim friends.
Belief systems each have a way of engaging government, policy and culture. Some are more "cooperative" than others. Let's learn about one another's histories and postures toward being both a civilian and a person of faith, and if that ever calls for some kind of disobedience. Midterms will be soon, so let's embrace a dash of politics with our religious convo this eve!
Rituals can be lots of things. Maybe you engage in very particular rituals with your worshipping community. Perhaps you have your own personal rituals that connect you to God and/or meaning. Bring your stories, demonstrations. Do you have a ritual in a song? Bring the music to share with us! Whatever it is, we are eager to learn from you and what connects you to God.
Join TCL for a Christian Maundy Thursday evening house service, complete with dinner, in partnership with the New Table community! Foot washing and communion are features of this event. Interfaith friends are very welcome to join and observe, participate as desired!