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SUDBURY – Congregation B’nai Torah of Sudbury and members of the Presbyterian Church in Sudbury invite the community to attend the online workshop, “Listening,” on Sunday, February 6, 2022, from 11:45 am to 1 pm.
This workshop is the first of a series developed by members of B’nai Torah and the Presbyterian Church, based on works by Kathy Escobar, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, and others. I
t’s presented as an adult education program to develop greater proficiency in skills that can affect real change in ourselves so that we can be a part of changing the world. These workshops will provide background information on a topic to be practiced, with guidance and questions for discussion followed by small group break-out sessions. Each will address a new topic from a multi-faith perspective.
The goal of the first session is to focus on Listening. It is not easy to listen deeply to another particularly when that person has a view or opinion that differs from our own. We hear without listening. Rather than fully engaging with what we are hearing, we are thinking about how we might respond. Or we might nod, knowing full well that we are not going to act on the words being uttered by the other person.
Listening is about understanding and requires intention.
Listening must become a way of being and thus requires practice.
See bnaitorah.com to learn more and Zoom in.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-443-2082 for additional information on all services and events.