Fireweed Institute Spring 2003 Workshops
Information & Registration: 492-3116 / 492-7237


This one-day workshop gives participants a brief history of key spiritual traditions – East and West, old and new. Often, there are fragments of wisdom from each of these traditions that speak to us. This is your opportunity to get a broad overview of these traditions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Jewish, and Earth-Based traditions) and the contributions each can make to a rich inner life.

By critiquing as well as learning about the best in these traditions, we can reflect on our spiritual paths, make conscious and imaginative choices about the fragments we integrate, and find resources to assist us on our way. Such spiritual practices help us make the shift from consumer and work-driven lives.

Facilitators: Rev. Dr. Bruce Miller and Dr. Elizabeth Lange. Bruce Miller, minister at Robertson-Wesley Church, is a noted lecturer on many topics including comparative religion, as well as a social activist in and out of the church. Beth Lange, University of Alberta, is an educator/facilitator of transformative learning in schools, universities, churches, and international communities.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003
Time: 9:30 – 4:00 pm / Cost: $30 ($27 members)
Location: Robertson-Wesley Church


Today’s environment promotes perpetual activity that can become overwhelming with demands, worries, and distractions. This leaves little time to reflect upon what has meaning in our lives and to attain a wholesome balance. This two-session course introduces concrete practices that can help cultivate mindful living: including, various reflective practices that will deepen daily awareness, foster a sense of place, and awaken the best of our human capacities. These practices form an important element of sustainable living, keeping us centered and connected to what is most important.

Facilitator: Kathy Patterson blends her professional experience as a human resource trainer with six years experience in developing practices of meditation, visualization, mindfulness, and living rituals. She offers her presence, knowledge, and skills to individuals and workplaces.

Date: Two Tuesday evenings – March 4 and 11, 2003
Time: 7-9:30 pm / Cost: $60 ($54 members)
Location: Robertson-Wesley Church

Information & Registration: 492-3116 / 492-7237
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Courtesy of: The Community Networks Group (c) Tel/Fax: (780) 474-6058 Cell: (780) 995-6819


February 21, 2003 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
@ the Canadian Islamic Centre
13070 – 113 Street / Infoline: 717-6519

Admission is free and includes a free dinner
Space is limited / Please RSVP @ 717-6519

In 2002, two brave Canadian grandparents travelled to the middle east to observe the reality on the ground for civilians caught in the tragedies of war and social conflicts. They have recently returned to Canada and this evening, they tell their story:


From October to November 2002 Jane, a former professor of media arts, participated in a delegation to Iraq co-sponsored by Christian peacemaker teams and voices in the wilderness to witness the effects of 12 years of sanctions and bombings on the civilians of this country.


From June to July 2002, Louis, a retired computing science professor, took part in a journey to Palestine organized by the international solidarity movement to witness the reality of life in refugee camps and under military occupation.

‘In wars it is the civilians that suffer–let us look for alternatives to violence.’
– Jane & Louis

Sponsored by: Canadian Friends Service Committee, Edmonton Quakers, Life for International Relief & Development, CEPPal, Muslim Association of Canada and the Edmonton Mosques.

For further information, please contact:

Courtesy of: The Community Networks Group © Tel/Fax: (780) 474-6058 > Cell: (780) 995-6819

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