If you feel helpless watching the news and fear that nothing you do can change it, you’re not alone. Our nation is in the middle of an distressing period that seems unsolvable. When people experience ongoing chaos, it causes some to become cynical, to withdraw, or to focus on distant goals like the next election. If you believe that all people should be treated with dignity, it’s crucial to find courage in these times. In this talk, we’ll explore the spiritual opportunities present in a chaotic world. Jennifer will help you find a well of courage within and offer new ideas for bringing light to stressful times.
Featured Speaker: Jennifer Hofmann
Featured Musicians: Malaika Murphy and Gary Skye
Jennifer Hofmann was many things before the 2016 presidential election: a blogger, a writer, two-time pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago, a teacher of social media strategy, and an entrepreneur. After that election, she left her comfort zone. She began publishing a checklist of bipartisan actions to help concerned citizens speak up in these chaotic times. The Americans of Conscience Checklist now reaches well over 100,000 people around the nation and as far away as Fiji. Though much has changed since 2016, she is still married to her wife of 13 years, a proud auntie to two teen girls, and a doting cat mom. Above all, Jen a seeker and remains devoted to walking with the mystery.
Malaika Murphy is a senior at Lake Oswego High School getting ready to embark on a year of service for the Baha’i Faith in Haifa, Israel. She plays piano, sings, plays the flute, and has participated in many musical theater productions since age 7. Malaika spends many hours a week composing and setting the Baha’i writings to music. She enjoys any opportunity to share the space with spiritual communities with the goal of creating a more peaceful and loving world.