On March 23, 2010 I was invited to a lunch and learn session on Spirituality and Politics organized by Spiritual Directions. I was honoured to be there along with leaders of various faith communities and representatives of voluntary civic and social organizations and institutions.
The guest speaker for this session was Preston Manning who spoke about his experience and perspective. He addressed the following: “What questions does spirituality raise in the political field? What challenges does it offer? If spirituality is truly about being passionate about life, holding values that guide our actions and building a community that promotes the welfare of all people, how do we get people inspired again about the power of politics to change the world for the better?”
The intention for these lunch and learn opportunities is to provide a time to discuss the possibilities and scope of change, define actions that will encourage positive change and hopefully people with a spiritual perspective can have a positive influence on the way our society will evolve.
Spiritual Directions is an inter-spiritual centre committed to:
- Values that affirm life and uphold human dignity
- Actions that build community
- Teaching spiritual practices that lead to transformation in the structures of our society
- Providing healing and training for inter-personal success in family or business context