We are "Called to Care."
A new kind of community conversation.
Are modern people supposed to dominate each other & other life?
In the Spring of 2022, a little magazine based in Austin called AllCreation.org, published "Dominionism", guest-edited by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon. In this collection, Dan explored the meaning of Genesis 1:26 with a variety of Faith leaders and asked them, "How can you be a [_________] and not be the center of the universe?"
Then, this Summer AllCreation began exploring the ideas of kinship and connectedness, learning:
"Everyone just wants to be an important individual in a nurturing community."
We feel in this era of alienations, polarizations, and so on, it is time to gather for a conversation about Care as identity.
With this event, we are hoping to assemble a diverse community --secular, sacred and self-defined, to discuss the Biblical idea that humans are "called to care" for each other, self, and Earth's other life.
How might caring more about individual relationships and cultivating nurturing communities help us all today?
We'll begin with 30-minutes of panelist perspectives, followed by a 45-minute Town Hall. Audience members are requested to share their views and questions with the panel during the Town Hall. We'll conclude with some social time.
There are SO MANY good people in Central TX: religious and non. Let's connect. Let's build a stronger community.
Saturday, Oct. 29th
5 mins: Introductions
30 mins: Panel discussion
45 mins: Town Hall discussion
20 mins: Final Comments
5 mins: Conclusion / Benediction
15 mins: Meet & mingle
Meet The Panel
Senior Pastor, Friends UCC, College Station
Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon
Pastor, ethicist, author, legendary musician
Rev. Jimi Calhoun
Rev. Erin Walter
Executive Director, Texas UU Justice Ministry;
Community Minister, Wildflower Church
Imam Islam Mossaad
Imam, North Austin Muslim Community Center; Hafidh of the Quran
Gardener, mother, Indigenous Austinite
Reverend at UU Church of the Brazos Valley
Rev. Brad Highum
Senior pastor, Abiding Love Lutheran Church, Austin
Venerable Jue Ji
Director, Fo Guan Shan Xiang Yun Temple, Austin
Our panelists will talk about Care as identity,
from their Faith and Spirituality perspectives.
And then: a Town Hall discussion.
Please join us.
Hosted by Rev. Dr. Stephen Kinney and AllCreation / BioIntegrity director, Chris Searles. Master of Ceremonies is Fr. William Tweedie (Episcopal Church of the Resurrection).
Called to Care:
Exploring the Call
to Care for Each Other
and Earth's Other Life.