We are "Called to Care."

A new kind of community conversation.

2pm-4pm

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."

- Prof. Darcia Narvaez

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.

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Program

Saturday, Oct. 29th
2pm-4pm

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

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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

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Rev. Brad Highum

Senior pastor, Abiding Love Lutheran Church, Austin

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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). 

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Called to Care:

Exploring the Call
to Care for Each Other
and Earth's Other Life.