Lent Retreats Offer Opportunities to Slowdown

Lent Retreats Offer Opportunities to Slowdown

Lent is a holy season of the church year, beginning with Ash Wednesday (March 6, 2019) and ending on Easter (April 21, 2019). It is a time of preparation for Easter through prayer, reflection, silence, repentance, reading, and growing in the grace of God. Many people see these 40 days as a time to refresh and renew their relationship with God and each other. It is a time to slowdown and to bring “springtime” into the soul burdened by the hate and fear in our world, conflicting human relations, and the lack of world peace. Join us for one or...

Women Experience the Transformative Power of Listening

Women Experience the Transformative Power of Listening

According to mind/body pioneer, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, “Listening is the oldest and perhaps the most powerful tool of healing. It is often through the quality of our listening, and not the wisdom of our words, that we are able to effect the most profound changes in the people around us. When we listen, we offer with our attention an opportunity for wholeness. Our listening creates sanctuary for the homeless parts within the other person.That which has been denied, unloved, devalued by themselves and others. That which is hidden. Listening creates a holy silence. When you listen generously to people, they...

Cranaleith Named a Zone of Peace

Cranaleith Named a Zone of Peace

 Cranaleith held an event on Sunday, November 11, 2018, to celebrate its designation as a Zone of Peace by the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia. “We chose Cranaleith is a Zone of Peace because of its role in offering people from all backgrounds a place free from fear, filled with respect, and marked by deeds of kindness,” said Rev. B. Hougen, Ph.D., Coordinator of the Zones of Peace Initiative. Rev. Hougen presented Cranaleith with a banner which will be displayed on the Center’s grounds. Participants prayed for the urgent need for peace around the Center’s peace pole and made peace flags....