Six Week Lenten Series on
Desmond Tutu’s Spirituality
(Reflecting on the book “Desmond Tutu: A Spiritual Biography of South Africa’s Confessor”)
Presented by the author
a South African Team
(Rene August, Althea Banda-Hansmann and Edwin Arrison)
Thursdays, Starting March 3rd, 2022
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (South African Time)
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM ( US/Canada Eastern)
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM ( US/Canada Central)
Note: This series is sponsored by the Centre for Christian Spirituality, PeaceBattle, and Contemplative Outreach of South Africa.
Using Desmond Tutu’s spiritual and life journey as a mirror to see God, other humans, the rest of creation, and yourself more clearly, this program will deepen belief and engage in creative action for justice, reconciliation, and peace.
The Very Rev. Michael Battle and a South African team will lead participants to learn about Tutu’s spiritual practice that was the foundation upon which his heroic life rested. Rev. Dr. Michael Battle and the SA team will reveal insights they learned from Archbishop Tutu over several decades of the Archbishop’s life, witness and ministry. The course will focus on Tutu’s spirituality within the framework of the mystical cycle of Purgation, Illumination and Union. Throughout the six weeks, participants will be exposed to various spiritual exercises, ubuntu circles and spiritual music. There will be time for sharing.
For those who attended Michael Battle’s workshop Releasing an Enslaved Spirit in January, this program provides an opportunity to take a deeper dive into some of the ideas presented there, while also providing much additional content about Archbishop Tutu and the South African context.
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