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Baha’i Regional Summer School for Southern Alberta

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Haysboro Community Association

1204 – 89th Avenue S.W.

Calgary, Alberta T2V 0W4

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Theme: Widening the Circle through Spiritual Conversations

Facilitators: Drs. Michael and Judie Bopp

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Michael and Judie have been working with a core group in their own cluster on a project called "Spiritual Conversation Corner". Spiritual Conversation Corner is both an outreach project that engages people of many faiths in spiritual conversation in a coffee shop about once a month, and also a capacity building project focused on strengthening the capacity of a small core group of Baha'is to participate in spiritual conversations that are informed and guided by the Baha'i writings, and particularly the talks of Abdu'l-Baha. This experiment has been ongoing for about a year, with 15 to 20 participants, most of them not Baha'is attending monthly gatherings.
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Based on learning in their home cluster, Michael and Judie will work with a group of collaborators to assist summer school participants to develop skills of invitation, study and preparation, presentation and engaging in elevated conversations on topics of interest to the general public. Excerpts from the recent Universal House of Justice message on economics (March 1, 2017) will be studied as part of the program. Utilizing the Spiritual Conversation Corner model, school participants will have the opportunity to prepare and actually put on a Spiritual Conversation Corner meeting with non-Baha'is in attendance on the Saturday evening during the school.
This "learning in action" component of the summer school program is included in order to bolster capacity, and significantly increase the likelihood that the friends attending the school will continue to work with others to find suitable social spaces, invite non-Baha'i friends to conversation meetings and, thus, continue the process begun at the summer school. A multiplication of Spiritual Conversation Corner like meetings would directly support the "Widening the Circle" strategy, which involves inviting more and more people to Baha'i holy days and core activities as we build relationships with those who attend and are attracted to our gatherings.

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Haysboro Community Association

1204 – 89th Avenue S.W.

Calgary, Alberta T2V 0W4

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