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Agents of Compassion: The Compass of Compassion Based Activism

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First Christian Church, Pomona

1751 N. Park Avenue

Pomona, CA 91768

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We live in challenging times. Political and religious divides are increasingly polarizing us around competing ideologies; the abuse of power, the legitimation of social othering, and the denigrations of injustice are rampant; and social and relational tensions are rising to frighteningly violent proportions.

The Way of Jesus offers us direction. He was a spiritual teacher and a prophet of peace within an oppressive society. He taught a radical path of personal transformation and social engagement rooted in dignity, justice, and compassion. He invited his followers to stand up for the downtrodden and to resist systems of evil while loving our enemies, praying for our persecutors, and refusing to mirror the violence of that which we resist. He called us to be agents of compassion.

What does that look like in today’s world?

How do we love our enemies when people hold ideologies and abuse power in ways that offend our deepest values? How do we extend compassion while resisting the violent and empowering the vulnerable? How do we stay grounded in truth and love when others enrage and infuriate us, or demean and dehumanize us?

This retreat—through stories, contemplative practices, reflection exercises, and group processes—will explore what Jesus’ radical invitation might look like in today’s challenging world and offers an orienting compass to guide a social activism rooted in empowered compassion.


Suggested Donation for retreat with lunch included is 0 - $100 -cash, checks or online donation
Checks made payable to PSWR with "Beloved San Diego Christian Church" on the memo line

For more information about Beloved Compassion Network, visit our website.

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