On behalf of the Redwood Nonviolence Community, I would like to invite you to a discussion on faith-based intentional community with Julian Collette. It will be on Monday, October 10 at 7:30 PM in Room 108 of the old High School Building at Holy Cross Church. (It is the building between the parking lot and Highway 17, which runs behind it.) We hope you can join us.
Julian is a former monk of New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur and currently a student at St. John’s School of Theology-Seminary in Minnesota. As part of his studies, he is researching faith-based intentional communities in the U.S. He has an interesting blog (http://emerging-communities.com) that charts his adventures and also includes a number of interviews with people who are very thoughtful and engaging on these issues. As he says, “I am taking my education and aspirations on the road—on a bicycle, to be exact—in order to explore the various ways Christian intentional communities in the United States are taking shape in response to rapidly changing social, cultural, economic, ecological, and technological conditions. While I am privileging Christian communities, I keep the lens of inquiry open enough to include non-Christian communities as well, in order to engage and learn from a diversity of perspectives, models, and practices. Additionally, while my understanding of what constitutes an intentional community remains flexible, I privilege those that actually reside together and participate in some form of shared prayer and ministry.”
If you are interested to know more about what he has seen and heard and to engage in conversation with him and others on this topic, please join us.
For the Redwood Nonviolence Community