Listening to Other Voices

Glastonbury Abbey’s Listening to Other Voices interfaith lecture series is pleased to announce their 2021 Fall programs are now open for registration. Please click here to register. For more information on this year's lecture series, click here.

Hope and Healing in a Fractured World:
A Faith Response

The theme of this year's interfaith lecture series centers on the fractures, the breaks and the antagonisms that we find today in church and society. Our featured speakers address the crises we face with faith and hope. They also have the experience of having already faced these problems and thereby give us hope.

Oct. 21, 2021 - Pádraig Ó Tuama, poet & theologian will present "What Were You Arguing About Along the Way?"
Nov. 18, 2021 - Rev. Bryan Massingale, Catholic priest & social ethicist will present "A Spirituality of Racial Metanoia."
Jan. 20, 2022 – Cantor Rosalie Will, worship leader & performer will present "Prayer, Song, Breath...Healing for Self and Community."
Feb. 17, 2022 - Rabbi Ariel Burger, author, teacher & artist will present “In Search of Melody: Reweaving the Bonds of Human Community in 2022.”
March 17, 2022 - David Gushee, Christian ethicist will present "Torn Asunder: How White Evangelicalism Became a Central Part of Our National Fracturing."
April 21, 2022 - Traci Blackmon, UCC pastor & Exec Dir of Justice & Witness Ministries will present “Embracing the Power of WE.”

We will continue to offer our programs via Zoom webinar until January 2022 when we will return to the Morcone Center at the Abbey. We also plan to keep the virtual aspect for our friends and community who cannot join us in person. This program is offered by the Glastonbury Abbey Listening to Other Voices interfaith lecture series, which is an extension of the rich Benedictine monastic teaching tradition found at the Abbey.

All our programs are offered free, but donations are gratefully received to cover the costs of producing our programs online. If you would like to make a donation, please click here.

In case you missed our 2020-2021 series...

"We All Live in the Same House"* A Faith Response to Climate Change
*Rep John R. Lewis

The future of our earth is in crisis! Many seem asleep to this reality and feel uncertain about what they can do. In this series we heard from various interfaith speakers who shared their insights on how we can help the natural environment.

The 2020-2021 virtual interfaith lecture series is now completed but you can access recordings of all five lectures. Click on the links below to access the recordings on our YouTube channel:

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb "Our Essential Interdependence: of Souls, Nations, Faiths, and Species"
Rev. Jim Antal "God's Call - Our Voices - in a Time of Climate Chaos"
Cary Wollinsky "Burning Oz, Why Australia Is So Weird"
Nana Firman "Walking Gently On Earth"
Mary Evelyn Tucker & John Grim "Laudato Si: The Cry of the Earth, the Cry of the Poor"

These recordings are offered free, but donations are gratefully received to cover the costs of producing them. If you would like to make a donation, please click here.