Internationally renowned leader of the sacred activist movement, Andrew Harvey, is coming to Austin for a talk and workshop, 7 to 9 p.m., February 20, and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., February 21. Harvey is the founder and director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization that invites concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired and effective agents of change. Harvey has written over 30 books, including the award-winning The Hope.
Attendees can sign up for the talk, “An Evening with Andrew Harvey,” the workshop, “Sacred Activism,” or both. Participants will have the opportunity to explore Sacred Activism with the leader of this worldwide movement; experience how the vital dance between doing sacred work and being contemplative is the key to making a sustained to create positive difference in the world; become inspired to develop your contemplative practice; infuse new life into one’s unique call to sacred activism; and renew your commitment to bring about positive change in your life, your community and the world.
“Many are feeling the call to take action in light of the increasing environmental, political, economic and social justice crises in our country and world,” says Dianna Amorde, executive director of Eremos, a Center of Contemplative Life and sponsor of the event. “Yet, few know how to begin or to sustain their passion and commitment. Sacred activism uses the transforming force of wisdom, love and compassion-inaction to affect radical change.”
Cost: An Evening with Andrew Harvey: $25 ($40 after Feb. 6), Sacred Activism Workshop with Andrew Harvey: $140 ($175 after Feb. 6), or both, $150 ($185 after Feb. 6). Special pricing is available for students, churches and groups. Location: St. Edward’s University, Jones Auditorium, 3001 South Congress, Austin. For more information, call 512-531- 9594, email DiannaAmorde@eremos.org or visit Eremos.org/Sacred-Activism.