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Salon: Befriending the Unknown and Embracing Uncertainty: Multi-Faith Perspectives, Berkeley CA

Matthew Fox joins Estelle Frankel, Shaykh Yassir, and Issa Nessim Baba at The Open Faith Salon for a conversation on "Befriending the Unknown and Embracing Uncertainty: Multi-Faith Perspectives"

Sunday, March 5, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.,
Chocmat HaLev, 
2215 Prince St, Berkeley, CA 94705

For more information call: 510) 704-9687

Since the election, many of us have been in a state of heightened anxiety. So much is unknown and fear is a common response to uncertainty. We humans love to “know” and be able to predict what is going to happen next; in fact, our brains are wired to “fill in the blanks" even if it means filling them in with our most dreaded fears and catastrophic expectations. But there is another possible response—one that draws on the spiritual wisdom and practices of our respective faith traditions.  This gathering will provide an opportunity to explore spiritual wisdom teachings to help us deepen in faith and find the necessary courage and resilience to thrive during these uncertain and unpredictable times.

Speakers:  Rev. Matthew Fox is a spiritual theologian who has written over 33 books on spirituality and culture, and has been consciously reinventing education to make it more possible to teach wisdom and not just knowledge.  Among his recent works are Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior For our Times; A Way to God: Thomas Merton's Creation Spirituality Journey; Stations of the Cosmic Christ.

Estelle Frankel is a practicing psychotherapist, spiritual advisor and seasoned teacher of Jewish mysticism who blends the healing wisdom and spiritual practices of Kabbalah with depth psychology. She is the author of Sacred Therapy and just released The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty

Shaykh Yassir Chadly served as imam (spiritual leader) of the Masjid Al Iman mosque in Oakland from 1991-2016 . He has lectured extensively on Islam, Sufism and Religious tolerance and is an adjunct professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. 

Issa Nessim Baba will attend and lead Dzikr.

The Open-Faith Salon is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Sheikh Ibrahim Baba Farajaje whose work to build bridges between different faith communities remains an inspiration to all who seek to create peace and understanding through interfaith dialogue.