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CIL Summer Retreat June 25th – June 28th 2020: Journeying the Spaces Between

Journeying the Spaces Between CIL Summer Retreat  For the Traveler John O’Donahue May you travel in an awakened way gathered wisely into your inner ground, That you may not waste the invitationswhich wait along the way to transform you Many of us are journeying in the wilderness spaces between a familiar identity dissolving and a new …

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The Storm

MARINA GOTTLIEB SARLES Waiting for a hurricane like Dorian—a Category 5 with winds gusting over 200 mph accompanied by a sea surge of some 22 ft—was, in and of itself, an anticipatory trauma. Stress levels erupted as my husband, Jamie and I thought about the future and the losses the storm might bring. Preparations and …

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When Bigotry Goes Unanswered Human Rights Abuse Becomes The Answer

MARGEURITE MAINS There is ongoing human rights crisis at Border. The history of the Borderlands is long and complex. Currently, the southern border of the US has been militarized and the seekers and migrants have been demonized. They have been criminalized, traumatized, and dehumanized.   Peoples are fleeing government corruption, drug cartels, violence and poverty. …

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Donating to Support Children & Families at the Southern Border

Published 8/5/19 Dear CIL Friends, Published 8/5/19 Here is a listing of groups to donate to to support the efforts so much needed for hope to the children and families at the southern border: Published 8/5/19 • American Gateways provides legal services and representation to detained parents. It’s seeking volunteers to represent low-income individuals and …

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July 2019 Graduate Retreat – Fostering Peace: Personal and Collective Safety and Care

Graduate Retreat – Open to All Grads July 11th – July 14th 2019 “If you think that peace and happiness are somewhere else and you run after them, you will never arrive.” Tich Nhat Hanh  To thrive requires human connection, both personal and collective. When we are in trusted connection, we desire to know the other …

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Journeying the Spaces Between – A Study and Process Group

JOURNEYING THE SPACES BETWEEN A Study and Process Group With Judith Schmidt, PhD. Journeying in wilderness spaces between a familiar identity dissolving and new being not yet glimpsed, or glimpsed and filling us with both hope and the dread of moving ahead. This is the way we grow into who we are called to be. …

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Study Group 2018-2019: Loneliness and Longing

  Friday Afternoon Study Group 2018-19 Loneliness and Longing 18 CE’s approved for MSWs in NY and applied for in CT   As every clinician knows, loneliness and longing are frequently encountered existential issues which often have no resolution. The right partner is not found. A community is not created. A cause or calling looses meaning. …

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