Presented by :
The UF Center for Spirituality and Health
P'nai Or Gainesville
The United Church of Gainesville--Social Justice/Peacemakers Committee
Shaya Isenberg and Larry Reimer
This election season is producing almost as much polarization as the Vietnam War era. We feel the tension between Republicans, Democrats and others. We have our own anxiety about standing for what we believe and we have profound fears about the future should the other candidate win. Our hearts and souls are taking a beating! Whether the candidate we support wins or loses, we need time for healing wounds, processing the tensions that arose during this time of challenges, and finding our own balance between principles and compassion. To remain one nation, can we learn to reach out to those with whom we disagree? This evening will be an opportunity to work together in this spiritual process through sharing, meditation and simple universal ritual.
Let’s also share food and drink after we work, so please bring something to share.
This program is free and open to the public.
Shaya Isenberg: Welcome and Introduction
Larry Reimer: Three Perspectives
A. The clumsy legged walk of faith and action
B. Healing rather than forgiveness
C. Wisdom for the changing seasons - Rami Shapiro’s Taoist reflection on Ecclesiastes 3.
Shaya Isenberg: A Guided Meditation
Facilitated Small Groups for Sharing
A Treasure Chest
Larry Reimer: A Candle and Silence
Larry and Shaya: Closing