Therese DesCamp Longlisted for the 2023 CBC Nonfiction Prize

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The New Christian Contemplatives

Silence, stillness, movement, sound . . .  Solitary and corporate contemplative Christian practices like meditation, labyrinth walking, chant, and lectio divinahave become increasingly popular among North Americans since Trappist monk, Thomas Merton, began publishing decades ago.  What is the allure?  Living in an information age of innumerable cultural, economic, and sociopolitical spheres, many people now find …

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Convergence Writers’ Weekend: Keeping a Civil Tongue

Mark your calendars for June 15 and 16, the annual Convergence Writers’ Weekend.  This year’s theme is “Keeping a Civil Tongue,” and our feature authors are James Hoggan (I’m Right and You’re an Idiot) and the Kootenay’s own Donna MacDonald (Surviving City Hall). The weekend begins with an open Friday evening talk by both authors, …

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PRACTICES FOR LIVING DEEPLY is bi-yearly opportunity to explore spiritual practices from multiple traditions that will deepen your experience of inspired living.  Led by Kay Costley-White and Therese Des Camp, this weekend event is open to all. The theme for this event will be Optimism in a Pessimistic Time.  What is optimism and how does it differ …

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Convergence Writers’ Weekend

Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, 2017 Knox Hall, 521 6th Avenue, New Denver, B.C. Join authors Gary Geddes and Carolyn Pogue for a weekend of writing workshops and discussions. “A house divided against itself will fall,” goes the old proverb. Our house—our world, our community, even our self—is threatened with many issues of ethical dislocation, injustice and dis-ease that can …

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