Dysfunctional Politics/Authentic Lives

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 10:00am

“It’s the end of the world as we know it, but soft landings are possible.”

Our guest, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, will lead us in a conversation about what we can do to counter the mean-spirited, dysfunctional political system our country has wrought. He believes that although the trajectories of present problems are bleak, we have immense and unprecedented opportunities to act magnificently and achieve soft landings. Jack is interested in the question of how we can live marvelously even with all the destruction, violence, and uncertainty in the world today. He believes that our stirring for an authentic life needs to be connected to our stirring for a better world. With him, we will explore, interactively, how to involve ourselves in building a better world without getting mired in despair, cynicism or mudslinging. Join us for a lively discussion.

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, M.Div. assistant professor of justice and peace studies at St. Thomas, is a nationally recognized teacher, writer, public speaker, and activist committed to nonviolent social change. He has focused his life and work on showing linkages between faith and critical political, economic and social issues. He has written extensively on issues of hunger, poverty, U.S. foreign policy, the historical Jesus, and problems of God and violence. He has been involved in organizations that promote social justice such as the Politics of Food Program with Clergy & Laity Concerned and the Hunger and Justice Project for the American Lutheran Church. Jack holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

MAGNT, the Minnesota chapter of the Association for Global New Thought, offers activities to expand consciousness. Its purpose is to inspire, inform and empower people to create an awakened world. MAGNT is supported by local Unity and Religious Science churches.
There is no admission fee for this or other MAGNT programs unless specified. Donations are welcome. No need to pre-register. Just come and be warmly included. Come to learn, to ask questions, and to engage in spirited conversation with the group.
For more info: http://www.magnt.org

Venue Information

Unity South Church
7950 First Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55420
United States
(952) 474-9190