Race Against Time: Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa - The 2005 Massey Lectures - CBC, Anansi, U of Toronto, by Stephen Lewis
"I've been emotionally torn asunder by the onslaught of AIDS ...What I have attempted to do in these lectures is ... [renew the] ... development and humanitarian ethos.
Seeking the Sacred: Leading a Spiritual Life in a Secular World by Romeo Dallaire, Stephen Lewis, Thomas Moore, Marion Woodman, Martin Rutte,
"...when we understand the joys and sufferings of life, and still operate out of hope and light, the world has the opportunity to create Heaven on Earth."
Race Against Time - You can buy this book for a special price at the church or later from: Amazon.com, in the USA and Amazon.ca, or Chapters.ca in Canada. Here also is an excerpt. Seeking the Sacred - You can buy this book for a special price at the church or later from: Amazon.com, in the USA and Amazon.ca, or Chapters.ca in Canada. Here also is an excerpt.
Holy Manners The background on the phrase and why we have adopted it. The guidelines for our studies.
Click to visit the St. David's Adult Ed Forum  Internet Discussion Group at Yahoo - the St. David's Forum. The archive is public and readable. Participation is by invitation. Click HERE if you would like to join. You will then be able to post your own responses to the list and will be emailed the notices and contributions of the others. Click left to visit the archives of the site (read only). There are presently 88 persons.

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Goals Page - The Proposed Purposes of the Course
FIRST PART - Race Against Time: Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa
1 Ch 1. Context: It Shames and Diminishes Us All
International Monetary Fund and World Bank - Gerry McBride
2 Ch 2. Pandemic: My Country is on its Knees
3 Ch 3. Education: An Avalanche of Studies, Little Studying
4 Ch 4. Women: Half the World, Barely Represented
SECOND PART - Seeking the Sacred: Leading a Spiritual Life in a Secular World
July 2007, CBC's Tapestry program has a good interview with the editor, Mary Joseph about how this book came into being, along with the renowned Jungian analyst Marion Woodman. Click HERE for more on the podcast and links.
5 Thomas Moore - The Quest
6 Marion Woodman - Awakening the Soul
7 Romeo Dallaire - Trial, The Struggle - Meditation on Evil - Larry Fisk
8 Martin Rutte - The Work of Humanity: Project Heaven on Earth
9 Seeking the Sacred - Stephen Lewis - Empowerment
LAST PART - What might we do now?
10 Race Against Time - Ch 5. Solutions: A Gallery of Alternatives in Good Faith
Special Guest - Ms. Estella (Tiza) Chewe, Kitwe Zambia
11 Project Committee - About 35 people in all attended at least some of the sessions, and 60 sets of the study books were purchased by members and friends of our congregation. Many of those who took the classes met one extra time to discuss a wide range of projects - personal, group, congregational, wider#church, humanitarian NGOs, etc. This list needs refining and processing so that we can respond to the Lewis challenge. Over the next weeks, we will inform you of our responses.
12 Malawi Projects - visit from St. John the Evangelist folks.
13 WATER - A compendium of websites on the theme of clean water for the world.
14 Report on the May 24 Presentation by Stephen Lewis at Knox United Church.
Proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Poster to print for promotion, and also for key information.
Group Facilitator. Wayne Holst

I spent most of my life thinking like a church professional, rather than as a regular congregational member. My training as a pastor always had me asking myself 'how can I apply this discovery, insight, new information to a regular church setting?'

Often, clergy have been hesitant to share the discoveries they have made through a 'critical' approach to the Bible with their parishoners because they wonder how laypeople might accept it. I have found that many thinking laity are professionals in their own fields of endeavour and understand a critical approach very readily. What they seek are ways of relating faith to daily living.

I am grateful for the journey I have been taking through ordained ministry to teaching at the university and serving as a fellow layperson at St.David's United Church. Here we find that questioning and honest expression of our faith and doubt is readily accepted and supported.

Group Facilitator. Jock McTavish

I am a student and a poet, a democrat and a techocrat, an eclectic eccentric. I grew up in a loving Baptist community, so in my heart I'm still a Bible loving evangelical. As I grew in learning I found a new home in the United Church whose tolerance embraces the broadest range of Christian understanding. I most enjoy the illumination of our ancient traditions by modern scholarship. For they show in clear novel ways that the perspectives of the Special Ones were seldom the understandings of those that followed. They show all knowledge to be in relationship .

There seems a lack of understanding in our secular world for religious practices. The reasons why I still gladly - even necessarily - attend church are difficult to voice to those unfamiliar with church, or those injured by church. Elliott got it right. We find our way back to the place we started from. But with new understanding.


Sep 2006