Paths of Courage: Heroes and Saints

As we focus in October on the ethical path of courage, RYSEC Leader Jone Johnson Lewis will reflect on two of the models or archetypes of living with courage:  heroes and “saints.”  We usually think of a hero as someone who stands out and leads the way,...

Cultivating Ethical Courage

This Sunday, our multigenerational program includes adults and children together and with some time in separate activities. We’ll focus on how to cultivate ethical courage — the ability to stand up for values and people. In a world of bullies on the playground and in...

The Courage to Be Vulnerable

Brené Brown’s TED talk, “The Power of Vulnerability,” has had 31 million views. She’s obviously on to something! Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. She believes that caring what others think actually matters, and critics can...

Brave Space and Tough Conversations

What does it mean to be a community of courage? What does it mean to be a person of courage? Leader Jone Johnson Lewis will consider what it means to be courageous or brave as we learn to speak across differences.  How can we honestly express ourselves, especially...

Life Before and After an Organ Transplant

Glenda Daggert and Ira Copperman will present their personal story of organ transplantation, their lives before and after transplant. Glenda received a transplant in June, 1999; since then she has been committed to improving the prospects for people on the transplant...

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