Continuity of Community

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping... [To] this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.” 

― Fred Rogers        

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The Office of Intercultural Affairs is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion while on and off campus. LMU’s Continuity of Community initiative allows us all to stay connected and continue our great work, together.

Contact OIA@lmu.edu with questions or concerns.

Women's Embodied Spiritualities

“What relationship do race, sexuality, and gender have with spirit?  How can we be both tender and liberated?  This tenderness is of a wounded nature…our tenderness is our aching, sensitivity, and ultimately our vulnerability… Can we be tender in the raw sense and still actively walk the path of liberation?”

From Zenju Earthylyn Manuel, “The Way of Tenderness:  Awakening through race, sexuality, and gender”

Join us for a different kind of DEI conversation—one that focuses on the women’s embodied spirituality.  How is spiritual experience rooted within one’s intersectional identity and one’s relationships and roles?  How are women’s spiritual experiences also influenced by social norms and expectations? 

In this series of informal conversations, we will focus on the embodied, everyday character of our experiences, sharing and exploring across a diversity of identities, spiritual experiences, and religious backgrounds.  The goal is to increase self-understanding as well as to develop greater appreciation for the multiplicity of ways in which women express and embody their spiritual experiences.  The hope is for greater connection with others who view their spiritual life as an important part of their identity and experience across these multiplicities of expression. 

Click here for more information and to sign up.

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