AN INVITATION TO MEN
TO EMBARK ON A MULTIFATIH JOURNEY TOGETHER
From Group Chair, Joe Moran, 419-345-8551,
Groups of 6-8 men commit to meet once a month (or oftener if desired) in fellowship and confidential sharing on personal questions of life purpose and challenges. The blog provides an opportunity to archive discussions and promote comments and feedback.
The group is open to all religious and spiritual paths including none. A partial list includes: Agnostic, Atheist, Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Native American, Sikh, Sufi, etc. No one will speak for the beliefs of another and proselytizing is not welcome. Depending on the number of interested men, several groups may be formed, each with its own convener, meeting format and schedule.
To provide men of diverse faith and spiritual orientations including none, the opportunity to:
a- discuss issues of interest which are often shaped by religion, culture and personal beliefs
b- explore commonalities and differences in an atmosphere of acceptance and individual self-worth
c- grow personally in understanding the many viewpoints in a diverse society
d- develop personal lifetime friendships with one or more group members and offer mutual support
e- identify the common denominators that make us all part of the human family
f- all this and more that cannot be predicted at the start of an important journey
Example Discussion Topics:
Group members will be asked to generate potential topics. Readings may or may not be assigned prior to a given meeting. Example topics from this last year are: (a) What I want others to know about my faith,(b)the role of fear in a religion, (c) How does my concept of the “after-life” affect how I live now?
When and Where:
The group currently meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00pm at the home of members on a rotating basis. Pelham Manor is also used as an alternative meeting site. The meeting date/time is subject to change based on member availability.