|In this issue:
- October seminars are now open for registration
- Oates Award Banquet on October 13, 2016
- Live Event on November 17, Mark the date!
- Contribute to Oates Institute
October Seminars now open for registration
Seminars will begin on October 11, 2016 and are open for registration.
We’ve included a brief list of the seminars available, and some information about them. As always, members may register through an email to email@example.com, non-members should purchase a one-time pass for a seminar on the MEMBERSHIP page.
Breaking the Silence: Spirituality and Palliative Care
Palliative care is about caring for the patient without, necessarily, curing the patient. Frequently, it involves alleviating some of the symptoms without removing the root causes of a particular issue. This seminar seeks to explore not only the nature of palliative care, but how spiritual caregivers can be a critical part of palliative care. Read More.
Exploring The Struggle to Be Free
Exploring The Struggle to be Free is an Oates Book study featuring the study of the seminar work by Wayne E Oates: The Struggle to be Free: My Story and Your Story, Revised Edition. In his book, Oates reflects on his own struggle to be free and provides insight to others on their own struggles to be free of poverty, feelings of inferiority, loneliness, helplessness, and from being a workaholic. Read More.
Book Study on The Great Spiritual Migration by Brian McLaren
Brian McLaren, a leading voice in contemporary spirituality and religion, argues that— notwithstanding the dire headlines about the demise of faith and drop in church attendance—Christian faith is not dying. Rather, it is embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift.. Read More.
Oates Award Banquet on October 13, 2016
Join us for the Oates Award Banquet on Thursday, October 13. We begin with a reception for the award recipient at 6:00 pm. This year the recipient is Rev. Dr. William P. Tuck. More information is available on the Oates Banquet home page, as well as information on where and how to get tickets. Read more.
Mark the Date!!
November 17, 2016, at 7pm ET (US), we will be joined by Brian McLaren in a discussion of this book, The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to be Christian.
This live event will be a question and answer session through the Adobe Connect format we use for other events.
Here’s what people are saying:
“A provocative and powerful new book”–Nicholas Kristof, New York Times.
“This is Brian McLaren’s finest book: a beautiful exploration of a hopeful, joyful, mystical, and just faith that invites Christians to move from fear to love. On every page, he calls out to longing readers, ‘Don’t give up. A better world, a better way of belief is possible.’ And he is right.”
—Diana Butler Bass, author of Grounded: Finding God in the World—A Spiritual Revolution
“Anything written by Brian McLaren is always filled with insight, courage, and creative theology, refining the meaning of orthodoxy in our time. Read this and surely enjoy it, for it will assure you that you are not crazy making in what you are seeing and suffering today.”
—Richard Rohr, author of Falling Upward, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation
Contribute NOW and get a gift
Please consider becoming an Oates donor! We want to invite you to support our work as a contributor. As an incentive, if you make a tax-deductible donation of $50 or more, or begin a monthly contribution, we will send you a copy of the new film, CHAPLAINS, by Martin Doblmeier, that was recently previewed at the APC Convention.
You may also purchase a copy for $20, just send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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