August 10 to 17, 2013
The Art of Listening:
Where Empathy Meets Creativity and Action
Join us for an engaging week of exploring how we listen to each other, incorporate inspiration, and examine the resulting expressions in the arts as well as social and political spheres. There will also be fun workshops focusing on music and the arts, physical well-being, and group action, in addition to the unstructured celebration of the favorite pastimes, rocking, talking, and reading.
The Theme Speaker for LOAS I, 2013 will be Anna Sale, politics reporter for WNYC public radio, regular contributor to NPR and The Takeaway, and a life-long UU, will lead us in a series of conversations entitled, How Do We Hear Each Other, about national politics, reportage of the election and how we as citizens consumed it, and what we can learn from the art and science of empathy and listening.
Minister of the Week:
Leon entered the Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California, and was in St. Paul from 2008 to 2012 and began serving the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring in August. He sings and plays several instruments— including guitar, piano, conga, gangogwe (West African double bell), didjeridu. He is writing a book on spiritual growth and radical forgiveness.
Registrars: Joyce and Jim Pickel