On February 27-28 the Spiritual Paths faculty joined with First United Lutheran Church in San Francisco to present a program on InterSpiritual Wisdom. In our program teachers and participants engaged in principals and practices of deep meditation and contemplation in Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism. We not only learned about spiritual practices of these traditions, but we also had the opportunity to explore and practice for ourselves. It is our hope that each of us took away from the experience knowledge, tools, and practices for our own spiritual lives. We concluded with an InterSpiritual Zikir, a vibrant form of Sufi music and movement adapted to our quest for InterSpiritual Wisdom.
The conference concluded with a contemplative gathering that will include music, readings from the five traditions, brief periods of silent meditation, and will culminate with an Interspiritual Zikir, a vibrant form of Sufi music and movement adapted to our quest for InterSpiritual Wisdom.
First United is an independent Lutheran congregation with a long history of addressing contemporary needs, especially in issues of diversity and inclusion. The congregation has actively participated in justice issues including homelessness, hunger, lgbt rights, and expanded ecumenical and interfaith cooperation. In 2007 FULC made the decision to become a “Church without Walls” by selling its building, allowing the congregation to focus its energies and resources on creative and inclusive programs. Currently, FULC gathers in the chapel of First Unitarian Universalist Church.
Other co-sponsors included the United Religions Initiative, the First Unitarian Universalist Church, and the Interfaith Center at the Presidio.
For program details, go to http://fulc.com/conference/index.html