Christian Ministry, Spirituality, Sexuality Conference

EMMAUS Center for Psycho-Spiritual Formation would like to invite everyone to two events in October on the topics of Christian Ministry, Spirituality and Sexuality. These are conferences, workshops, and lectures for formators, women and men religious, priests, seminarians, and lay leaders of schools, parishes, and communities, and all those who care about Christian spiritual formation and ministry. We have invited Sr. Fran Ferder and Fr. John Heagle to give the talks.

Sr. Fran Ferder and Fr. John Heagle are co-directors of Therapy and Renewal Associates (TARA), a ministerial counseling and consultation center in Seattle. They also serves as adjunct faculty in the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University. They came out with a new book, "Tender Fires: The Spiritual Promise of Sexuality" which has been published locally by Jesuit Communications. Other books of the authors are "Your Sexual Self: Pathways to Authentic Intimacy", "Heal My Heart: Pastoral Responses to Sexual and Relationsl Violence".

Below are the details and content of the two conferences.

In Christ,

KAREL S. SAN JUAN, SJ, Ph.D.
Director
Emmaus Center for Psycho-Spiritual Formation


The first event is a CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP ON HUMAN SEXUALITY AND CHRISTIAN MINISTRY IN THE 21st CENTURY on October 23-26, 2007 at Bulwagang Claret, Immaculate Heart Of Mary Parish, Mahinhin St., UP Village, Quezon City. This is a 3 1/2 day conference-workshop. Sessions will begin at 8:30AM till 4:30PM on October 23 to 25; on the last day, October 26, sessions will be from 8:30AM to 12:00NN.

This conference-workshop will explore our shared journey of psychosexual development and address issues related to: an incarnational approach to sexuality; the spirituality of relationships and signs of healthy friendship; the gift and task of human intimacy; the vows and our call to generative loving; sexuality and power, sexual abuse; relational violence and responsible ministerial boundaries; psychological and pastoral perspectives on sexual orientation; the vital importance of self-knowledge and responsible self-care. Program Fee is P3,000.00/participant (meals not included).

The second event is A DAY OF RECOLLECTION with the theme of HUMAN LOVING: RECLAIMING THE SPIRITUAL PROMISE OF SEXUALITY. This will be on Saturday, October 27, from 8:30AM to 4:30 PM at Bulwagang Claret, Immaculate Heart Of Mary Parish, Mahinhin St., UP Village, Quezon City.

This day of reflection addresses the personal and practical ways that sexuality and spirituality can become more integrated through our growth in friendship, mutuality, and authentic intimacy. Includes the following topics: sexuality as energy for relationships and communion; our life-long journey toward healing and wholeness in loving; a spirituality of relationships; the gift and task of intimacy; communication; the pathway toward authentic intimacy; the spiritual promise of sexuality. Program Fee is P750.00/participant (meals not included).

Interested participants may contact EMMAUS Center at Telephone No: 928-6040 (look for Paz or Mary), or CP: (0916) 556-9173, or email: emmauscenterfi@yahoo.com.