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Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2013-07-22 @ 12:00 pm

Benefits of belonging to Monasteries of the Heart:You are on the cutting edge of a new expression of monastic lifeYou are part of a world-wide movement that springs out of contemplative foundations--together we can sustain the energy, serenity, courage, hope and action needed to build a better tomorrow for our childrenYou have access to a daily Scripture reflection from Joan ChittisterYou have access to daily prayer and Benedictine spiritual …

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2012-01-20 @ 12:00 pm

Haiti in the two years after the earthquakehttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-susan-ballershepard/god-and-helping-haiti-recover_b_1197960.html

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2011-04-01 @ 12:00 pm

Love this idea. Here's what they say: "Travel that combines a challenging adventure with a hands-on volunteer project that, together, offers you a transformative international experience. Our expeditions take you off the tourist path, to truly explore a culture and people. You'll come home with new stories, new friends and personal and philanthropic accomplishments of a lifetime. We're small-group travel for people who don't like traveling in groups. We're …

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2011-01-11 @ 12:00 pm


Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2010-12-06 @ 12:00 pm

  January: The Best American Spiritual Writing 2007 edited by Philip Zaleski February 10: Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary RoachMarch:  With a spirituality book club member who lived in Samoa, we wanted to learn more about Samoan Spirituality, so we read The Sacred Power of Huna: Spirituality and Shamanism in Hawaii by Rima A. Morrell April: National Poetry month, we read a number of poets including:Mary Oliver's book Thirst; The Essential Rumi by Rumi, …

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2010-09-30 @ 12:00 pm

It's a great idea, and "The Homeless World Cup is pioneering a level of impact never seen before. Over 70% of players significantly change their lives."www.homelessworldcup.com

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2009-12-10 @ 12:00 pm

www.ocdf.org/volunteerchinaCheck out a way in which you can change your world.....

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2009-09-24 @ 12:00 pm

Solberg writes, "It is, admittedly, something of an indulgence to attempt a Channel swim. It will take hundreds of hours of training and thousands of dollars. That is time, energy and treasure that could well be directed toward something that is a little (or a lot) less about me. It is important to me to put that time, energy and treasure to good use - thus the connection of …

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2009-08-27 @ 12:00 pm

Get his book Vision Works from international book seller www.babbittsbooks.comCheck out Peter's site: www.solidarity.orgPeter Hesse is also on Facebookwww.solidarity.org

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2009-01-09 @ 12:00 pm

The city of Melbourne, Australia has been selected to host the 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions. he 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions will be an international interreligious gathering spanning seven nights and six days from December 3rd to 9th, 2009 - bringing together an estimated 12,000 people. It's a fantastic gathering that will change the way you view the world, its people, and its religions...plan now to join …

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2008-09-27 @ 12:00 pm

Prayers and Rituals at a Time of Illness and Dying: The Practices of Five World Religions by Patricia Fosarelli https://www.amazon.com/dp/1599471469?tag=httpwwwspir03-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=1599471469&adid=05NP1WAFQQC17G0T7K76&

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2008-06-08 @ 12:00 pm

Editor Whitney Scott always puts together a great anthology.This year, she has compiled a collection entitled Wild Things: Domestic and Otherwise, which will has its premiere at 10am at Printer's Row Book Fair--hope to see you there!www.printersrowbookfair.org

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2008-03-07 @ 12:00 pm

Kymberly Harris is an award winning actress and playwright. A graduate of the Actors Studio Drama School (MFA) in Acting and Playwriting, she is a member of Actors Equity and the Dramatists Guild. She has worked extensively in Regional and Off-Broadway theatre as actress, playwright, director and producer, and has acted in commercials and independent film. Kymberly is the Artistic Director of Fresh Bread Productions, Inc., for whom she …

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2007-11-11 @ 12:00 pm

November 11th, Lincoln's Greatest Speech by Ron White Guy Fraker will be speaking with us about Abe Lincoln's spirituality. Guy Fraker is a graduate of the University of Illinois and has practiced law in Bloomington since 1962. A lifelong student of Abraham Lincoln's career on the circuit, Guy has written extensively on the subject, has spoken to a wide range of audiences, and has guided tours of the Circuit …

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2007-11-07 @ 12:00 pm

Ian Crawley is a sculptor and painter, a fine artist from London, now living in Illinois. He has a collection entitled, "God's Prototype" which has been shown in several galleries, and here's an article featuring Ian with some other artists. http://www.tcstyle.com/articles/2007/11/07/thescene/doc471e0aedc7f3f640769974.txt

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2007-10-15 @ 12:00 pm

Check out the work of Hartley Film Foundation at http://www.hartleyvideos.org from films that will expand your horizonsand sacred sounds that will transport you, check out their site and what is new in the works as well www.hartleyvideos.org

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2007-09-15 @ 12:00 pm

Want to do something unique? Check out this project that works to enhance the eye care of orphaned Tibetan children in Sichuan province in the Peoples Republic of China...http://www.ocdf.org/ocdf/images/newimages/See_the_Stars_Project_foldout.pdf

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2007-09-03 @ 12:00 pm

Study Guide for AThe God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People@ by Cathleen Falsani Written by the Spirituality Book Club of Bloomington/Normal www.spiritualbookclub.com 1. Which of the interviews in the book resonated with you the most? 2. Which of the interviews held the most surprises? 3. Were there any interviews that were turnoffs for you? 4. How many of those interviewed were against organized religion, in your …

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2007-06-15 @ 12:00 pm


Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2007-05-22 @ 12:00 pm

yoga as connection Also, here's a yoga of sound site:http://www.lakshmi33.builderspot.com/audiophiles.htmlhttp://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2007/05/22/values/doc4651ceac17523756688838.txt

Posted by Spiritual Book Club on: 2007-03-07 @ 12:00 pm

World's climate change experts ... LONDON 19th February, 2007 - A new web-based video channel at www.bigpicture.tv gives viewers the big picture on the environment with hundreds of free, thought-provoking videos of global experts in sustainability - with startling warnings, well-informed commentary and practical ideas and solutions. Big Picture TV launches on Monday, 19th February 2007, with an exclusive video message from singer Annie Lennox. Other contributors include Nobel Laureates …