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Two new programs and presenters welcome you: one to explore interpretation of Biblical stories by drawing; the other to explore, through personal experience, life in a recently-settled tribal community in Sinai, Egypt.

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Facilitator: Debby Topliff, Artist, Author
Day/Date/Time: Thursday, July 24; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

On Thursday, July 24, Dominican Center is offering you the opportunity to dabble in the prayer/art of VIsual Lectio Divina. Traditionally, Lectio is a slow, thoughtful praying of the Scriptures that enables us to discover a spiritual rhythm in our daily life. Presenter Debby Topliff, program presenter, says, "If prayer is like breathing, then meditation on Scripture is like eating. We need to practice both in order to thrive as spiritual beings. Jesus was quoting Deuteronomy when he said that we don't live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. But what if Scripture tastes bland or even unpalatable? In this class we will learn to approach the Bible visually, using simple line drawings to show ourselves what the text actually says, and then pondering its meaning and place in our lives. This is not a class for artists (though they are welcome) but for people looking for a new way to make the stories and teachings of the Bible come alive."
Cost: $20.00 (Free for Sisters).   * CFD: Spirituality.             
Click Here to Register Online


CONSPICUOUSLY CONCEALED: Veiling and Gender Separation Among Bedouin Arab Women  086-101
Presenter:  Deborah Wickering, PhD
Day/Date/Time: Monday, July 29; 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Veiling and gender separation are Bedouin/Arab practices that are  often understood in our society as oppressive to women. Bedouin women see the situation quite differently! In this talk, on the evening of July 29, Deborah Wickering, PhD,  will discuss concealment and power, which she experienced during her research  in this recently-settled Tarabin tribe in Sinai, Egypt.   Dr. Wickering is a Cultural Anthropologist who teaches Anthropology and Women’s Studies at Aquinas College. You may very well be surprised when you hear how the Bedouin women perceive their own experience; and you will come away with a whole new outlook on the life of a Bedouin woman from their own perspective.
Cost: $20.00.
Click Here to Register Online


(Coincidentally, the traditional Lectio Divina is offered in the main Chapel at Marywood, open to the public, on Wednesdays at 12 noon for a blend of slow prayerful reading of scripture and silence.)


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