This Sunday at 4 p.m., Mike Bell will address the regular service of the Comox Valley Unitarians on the subject of Radical Hope and the Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.
Special musical guests are the local choir, Mystic Valley Voices.
Radical Hope is the ability to continue addressing the overwhelming environmental and social problems we face today when there is little immediate evidence that our efforts will be successful.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner deals realistically with the emotional ups and downs of the struggle for eco and social justice. It explores burnout and the need to discover or create within ourselves a resilient spirit that will sustain us for the long haul.
Bell is a member of the Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship. He is a former monk and Roman Catholic priest and is the co-chair of Sierra Club Comox Valley.
Drawing upon his own religious background and his 30 years working as an organizational development consultant with indigenous peoples in the Arctic, he will share what he has learned about spiritual resilience as a necessary foundation for activism.
All are welcome to attend this service at 250 Beach Ave. (Comox United Church) and afterwards enjoy conversation and refreshments.
There is both free childcare and a Spiritual Education program for children from Grades 2 to 6 which explores values, different faith traditions and explores the commonality of all religions. Unitarians gather as a free community of spiritual seekers, and welcome all people of different traditions and beliefs.
For more information, call 250 890-9262 or visit the Unitarian website at www.cvuf.ca.
— Comox Valley Unitarians