Meditation and Trauma

The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) is hosting an on-line symposium and workshop entitled: Meditation as a Healing Response to Trauma in the afternoons of Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October. Details here:

The event will focus particularly on the trauma experienced by refugees and will not be specifically Christian in its orientation. The registration fee can be waived for refugees or anyone else who is unable to afford it – in that case contact Marcella McCarthy by email or by phone: 691 435 788

The may also be the possibility to join a group to participate in this event together. Please also contact Marcella if you, or someone you know, would like to do so.

The shape of Christianity in the future

The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM), to which our own meditation group is affiliated, is offering an on-line retreat from 21-26 July. The theme will be: What is the shape of Christianity going to be in the Future? It will be led by James Alison, a well-regarded priest and theologian.

More details HERE, including a link to a short video in which Alison explains what he hopes to do during the retreat.

The Pope summons the world to pray

I have been told that tonight at 8 p.m. (in a few minutes time) the Pope summons the whole world, wherever one is, whatever one’s faith or lack of faith, to take a moment of meditation, of meditation for the health of the world. The whole planet in prayer. If you can, please forward so that we can unite in an urgent prayer, a chain of prayer for the world.

Don’t know whether this information is accurate – but it’s always good to pray!