Interfaith. Interspiritual. Interspecies.
The next Compassion Consortium Spiritual Service will be held at 4:00 pm ET on May 23. Each service includes immersive spiritual practices—such as musical reflection, meditation, prayer, and loving-kindness—as well as a spiritual conversation with a special guest. The special guest for our May spiritual conversation will be Gwenna Hunter, founder of the Facebook group Vegans for Black Lives Matter and the founder of Vegans of LA, a group celebrating urban vegan pop culture. She is also the coordinator of community engagement and events for Greater Los Angeles at Vegan Outreach. She is a lifelong spiritual seeker, working to build a kinder community wherever she goes, and a member of the Compassion Consortium Advisory Board.
MONTHLY SPIRITUAL SERVICES
When: The Fourth Sunday of each month (5/23/21, 6/27/21, 7/25/21, 8/22/21 ... )
Service from 4 pm - 5:30 pm U.S. Eastern Time
Fellowship is available from 5:30 - 6:00
How: Currently via Zoom. Register for link.
Why: We recognize that many people do not see their deeply rooted compassion for all creatures reflected in some houses of worship and that some people have left their religion of birth or choice for this reason. The Compassion Consortium is here to supplement this "missing piece" for persons who are part of another religious or spiritual community, and those who are not. We welcome participants of all faiths or none. Learn more about us.
Creative programming: Each month's program is unique, and features either a solo presentation or panel discussion with experts from various religious and philosophical traditions who share the conviction that all living kind, and the planet itself, deserve respect, justice, and loving kindness. View replays of our past services here,
Spiritual practices: Each service also includes elements of traditional worship services—such as music, meditation, and movement. We hope these practices help each participant personally express faith, gratitude, and celebration to the degree that they wish to participate.
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Eastern time
Reverend Sarah Bowen
Reverend Erika Allison
Welcome and Introduction
The Compassion Consortium Tenets of Agreement
Silent Reflection and Meditation
Conversation with Guest Speaker
Up next! On May 23, we'll be joined by Gwenna Hunter.
Compassion in Action: A Short Story
Compassio Divina: A Spiritual Practice
Blessings & Prayers
Spiritual Fellowship & Open Discussion
The Compassion Consortium is being organized pursuant to the New York Not-for Profit Corporation Law and Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (pending), and will operate as a not-for-profit spiritual and educational fellowship. Accordingly, we request that political, partisan and lobbying discussions and activities be avoided in the Consortium’s activities, forums and social media platforms. We also request that all discussions, input and contributions be conducted with decorum and in a positive spirit of respect, tolerance, civility and harmony.