Interfaith. Interspiritual. Interspecies.
The next Compassion Consortium Spiritual Service will be held at 4:00 pm ET on July 25. 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 June spiritual conversation will be Gopal Patel.
Patel has been a faith-based environmental activist, campaigner and consultant for over 10 years, working in India, East Africa, Europe and North America. A recognized global leader in the religious environmental movement, he works regularly with religious and spiritual communities in addressing our current environmental crises. Gopal has been honored for his work by Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, spoken at the White House, and is regularly invited to speak at the UN. He is Co-Founder and Director of Bhumi Global, a non-profit organization that works to educate and mobilize Hindu communities globally for environmental action, and currently serves as an Advisor on Religion and Sustainable Development to the United Nations. Born and raised in the England, he currently lives with his wife in the New York City Metro Area.
MONTHLY SPIRITUAL SERVICES
When: The Fourth Sunday of each month (see upcoming dates at top of this page)
Service from 4 pm - 5:30 pm U.S. Eastern Time
Fellowship is available after the service
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
Song of Compassion
Interspecies Spiritual Practice
Conversation with Guest Speaker
Compassion in Action: A Short Story
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.