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Leader Resource 1: Circles of Spirituality

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Personal Sphere:

  • Meditation
  • Journal Writing
  • Personal Prayer
  • Reading

Communal Sphere:

  • Group Worship
  • Deep conversation and discussion with friends, family and others
  • Teaching
  • Playing
  • Group Meals

Environmental Sphere:

  • Camping
  • Watching Sunsets or Sunrises
  • Stewardship
  • Changing of the seasons

Organizational Sphere:

  • Volunteering at church, social justice organizations and other groups
  • Political Organizing
  • Church Governance
  • Places of work

Engaged Spirituality:

"Engaged spirituality involves living a dual engagement: engaging with those resources that provide spiritual nurture and engaging with the world through acts of compassion and justice. Engaged spirituality is not an either/or prospect, but a conscious and intentional commitment to engage both the nurturing and the active aspects of religious faith." — Janet W. Parachin

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