We will look at tools that open us to more deeply hear/see those who are considered different – or even the enemy - as we learn from the real people of Israel, Palestine, Ethiopia, and one another.
We will meet in circle to strengthen and empower learning that we can apply to our personal relationships, as well as work in the community and world that we care about. There is no charge but free-will donations for the Hope Flowers School, near Bethlehem, will be accepted.
Location: Opportunity Council Center Conference Room, 1111 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA Date: June 5, 2012 Time: 7PM
Lorrie Gaffney is passionate about building bridges that allow the mystery of our differences to be present, while discovering the shared humanity that connects us. Her experience with the Compassionate Listening Project through a delegation to Israel and Palestine, and recently completed advanced training, has demonstrated how tools of deep listening and seeing can reveal our common humanity in ways that open us to live with greater compassion. Lorrie has a B.A. from the University of Colorado in Boulder, an M.S. in Speech/Language Pathology from Marquette University and is currently a full-time student at Iliff Theological Seminary in Denver Colorado where she is working towards a Masters of Divinity and a Certificate of Social Change.