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May 13, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013 • 7:00 – 10:00 PM • New York City
At the NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life

Presented by Feminist.com's FemSalon Series

KEYNOTE: 
Marianne Williamson

Featuring keynote speaker Marianne Williamson, with an introduction byGabrielle Bernstein


MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: 
India.Arie

Performance by Grammy-award winner,India Arie


MULTI-FAITH PANEL DISCUSSION

A multi-faith panel moderated by Elizabeth Lesser, featuring India Arie, Chung Hyun Kyung , Maria Ebrahimji, Rabbi Jill Hammer, Helen LaKelly Huntand Rev. Jacqui Lewis (with an introduction byJamia Wilson)


AWARDS: Sister Joan Chittister

The presentation of our first Spirit, Faith & Action award to Sister Joan Chittister



Join us for an evening of groundbreaking conversation and celebration. Speakers and guests representing diverse perspectives will reflect on the transformational quality of their spiritual experiences, as well as the challenges they continue to face on their faith and feminist journeys. We will explore strategies and exchange stories on ways to connect and hear one another across beliefs and traditions. Together, recognizing our interdependence with each other and the earth, we can translate our compassion into tangible paths to positive change in the world.

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http://feminist.com/femsalon/ourinnerlives.html
 

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Posted: Monday May 13, 2013, 5:15 pm
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Tom Kay (5)
Monday May 13, 2013, 5:24 pm
Influential Women Share Advice on Staying Calm and Centered in Hectic Times
Posted: 05/09/2013 12:09 pm
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Meditation , Mindfulness , Spiritual Development , Unplug And Recharge , Chung Hyun Kyung , Courtney E. Martin , Elizabeth Lesser , Gabrielle Bernstein , Gloria Steinem , Jane Fonda , Joan Halfax Roshi , Kerry Washington , Maria Ebrahimij , Melissa Etheridge , Rabbi Jill Hammer , Alice Walker , Materialism , RELIGIÓN , Sister Joan Chittister , Staying Centered , Women News
In today's modern world, we sometimes feel like a hamster on a wheel, going round and round through the non-stop responsibilities that run our lives. And then, when we stop, we are often tempted to spend our breaks "relaxing" on our electronics, taking in the latest techno-reality: news, tweets, texts, emails, Facebook, etc. All this just adds creates further mind-crowding and as a result, we can feel drained and burned out. And the most unfortunate thing is that we accept this drained and burned-out state as normal.

In our materialistic society, our quality of life tends to be measured by what we have and produce in the outside world, rather than the experience of our inner world -- our sense of peace, fulfillment and joy. Cultivating and keeping in balance a relationship with our inner self is the focus of a special gathering taking place on May 16th, Our Inner Lives: Spirit, Faith & Action. The event, which will be held at NYU's new Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life in New York City, is focused around the concept that caring for our inner lives makes us more effective in the outer world and, simultaneously, being passionately engaged in the world nourishes us inside. The event is a fundraiser for the non-profit organization I co-founded and am Executive Director of, Feminist.com, and features a keynote speech by best-selling author Marianne Williamson, a performance by Grammy-award winning artist India Arie, a multi-faith panel moderated by Omega Institute co-founder Elizabeth Lesser as well as the presentation of an award to religious leader, international author and humanitarian Sister Joan Chittister. In line with the themes and purpose of the event, I felt compelled to ask some of the esteemed speakers the following question, to see what steps they personally take to nurture their own inner worlds. And, since I have often asked this same question during my interviews over the years, I added in additional responses I have received from other well-known luminaries I have profiled. It is my hope that their answers offer inspiration on how to stay grounded, so that you are guided by your calmest, kindest, wisest self.




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marianne-schnall/staying-calm-and-centered-in-hectic-times_b_3237604.htmlhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/marianne-schnall/staying-calm-and-centered-in-hectic-times_b_3237604.html

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