Your Brain on God:
A day with neurologist and best-selling author, Dr. Andrew Newberg
Why do people believe what they believe?
Are human beings hard-wired for God?
Is God only in the brain?
Are there health benefits to religion and religious behaviors?
Why won't God go away?
We invite you to a compelling and enjoyable workshop day around topics such as these with the nationally known neurologist, Dr. Andrew Newberg. An engaging presenter and the author of several books (How God Changes Your Brain, Why We Believe What We Believe, Why God Won't Go Away), you may know him best from his published brain scans of monks and nuns in meditation and prayer as well as from his surveys of people's spiritual experiences and attitudes.
We invite you to a compelling and enjoyable workshop day with the nationally known and engaging presenter, Dr. Andrew Newberg. The author of several books (How God Changes Your Brain, Why We Believe What We Believe, Why God Won't Go Away), Dr. Newberg is a Professor and Director of Research at the Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital in Philadelphia. He is board certified in internal medicine and nuclear medicine and a pioneer in the emergent field known as “neurotheology" -- the neurological study of religious and spiritual experiences.
You may know Dr. Newberg best from his published brain scans of monks and nuns while in meditation and prayer and from his surveys of people's spiritual experiences and attitudes. His research now largely focuses on how brain function is associated with various mental states—in particular, religious and mystical experiences.
Our program runs from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Wednesday, October 8th at the Sheraton University, 801 University Ave., Syracuse. Your registration fee includes hotel garage parking on site and we are pleased to offer a discount for those who register early.
Please join us -- we look forward to seeing you there!
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This event is sponsored by the Compass Institute, a venture of the Episcopal Diocese of CNY inviting exploration and dialogue for anyone intrigued by the junction of science, the arts, postmodern life, and spirituality.
SAFE CHURCH TRAINING
Sunday, September 21, 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Emmanuel Church, 40 E. Church St., Adams, NY 13605
Please register by calling: (315) 232-2916
Please bring a brown-bag lunch, refreshments will be provided
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Saturday, September 20th
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Trinity Memorial Church, Binghamton
In 2000 The General Convention of the Episcopal Church passed a resolution that said, “Resolved, That beginning on September 1, 2000 the lay and ordained leadership of the Episcopal Church, including all ordained persons, professional staff, and those elected or appointed to positions of leadership on committees, commissions, agencies, and boards be required to take anti-racism training and receive certification of such training...” Our own Diocesan Convention affirmed this resolution in 2007 and the 2009 General Convention passed a resolution recommitting to the work of Anti-Racism.
The Diocese of CNY is offering Anti-Racism Training in a one-day workshop that will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20th at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church in Binghamton.
The training will be led by Ernestine Patterson, Regina Grantham, The Rev. Peter Williams, The Rev. Dena Cleaver-Bartholomew, The Rev. David Drebert, and a team of people from the Diocese of Rochester helping us with our initial effort in this important ministry.
Please register no later than Monday, September 15th by contacting The Rev. Dena Cleaver-Bartholomew at Christ Church, Manlius at 315-682-5795 or leaving a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch and workshop materials will be provided. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions or special needs. Donations to cover expenses will be gladly accepted.
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