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Spirituality in the Age of Dislocation

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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Spirituality in the Age of Dislocation
with Jung Eun Sophia Park, SNJM, PhD

People who live in the global world experience more dislocation and in-between spaces. The feeling of dislocation is linked to spiritual distress such as loneliness and anxiety, yet the in-between space functions as a leverage of spiritual force for transformation. This presentation explores various experiences of dislocation and examines multivalent meanings of in-betweenness. In reflecting on the nature of life as a pilgrim, seekers discover dislocation as a human experience, not just a phenomenon but an invitation to fully embrace life. The spirituality of dislocation includes creating hybrid identities, staying at every moment of life, and remaining in borderland with a simple heart of kindness and hospitality.

This 90-minute webinar is free and open to the public. It will consist of a presentation and an opportunity to engage with the presenter. You will be invited to offer your questions and comments by text to a moderator who will then bring them into conversation with the presenter. A recording will be available after the live presentation for all registered participants.

Jung Eun Sophia Park, SNJM, is emerita professor at Holy Names University in California and as a global educator/learner, she loves to give lectures and workshops. Her academic interests are global justice and spirituality, postcolonial feminism, psychoanalytic theory, and mysticism. Sophia published numerous articles, including, “Jesus of Minjung on the Road to Emmaus (Luke: 24: 13-32), “The Galilean Jesus: Creating a Borderland at the Foot of the Cross (Jn. 19: 23-30),” “Cross Cultural Spiritual Direction: A Dance with a Stranger.” Sophia authored many books, including A Hermeneutic on Dislocation as Experience: Creating a Hybrid Identity, Constructing a Borderland Community, Conversations at the Well: Emerging Religious Life in the 21st Century Global World, Border-Crossing Spirituality: Transformation in the Borderland, and An Asian Woman’s Religious Journey with Thomas Merton: Journey to the East/Journey to the West.  Also, in Korean, she writes and give lectures on global spirituality.


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October 15
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


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