These events may interest those who support the mission of The Sophia Center for Spirituality

Social Justice Films at the Bundy
October 25: Whose Streets?
Told by the activists & leaders who live & breathe this movement for justice, an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising.  When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by the police & left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St Louis, Missouri. Grief, long standing racial tensions & renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil & protest this latest tragedy.
Empowered parents, artists,& teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry ,these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. ‘When the news cameras are gone the truth will be told’
Bundy Museum annex 129 Main Street, Binghamton, NY.
Doors open @ 6:30 p.m. Film @ 7:00 p.m.
As always films are free but donations accepted
For more information 607-238-6892.

Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.: David Haas: I Will Bring You Home concert & book tour

David Haas, composer of liturgical favorites such as "You Are Mine," "Blest Are They," and "We Are Called," will be giving a concert at
St. Vincent de Paul Blessed Sacrament Church, 465 Clubhouse Road, Vestal, NY.

Join us for this very special musical journey of songs and reflections celebrating forty years of liturgical compositions.
Admission is $10 adults/presale or $12 at the door; $5 for children age 5 and under. Get your tickets in advance by calling Kelly Soprano at (607) 722-3988, ext. 201 or email

Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.: To Dialogue Without Losing Your Own Identity, a lecture bySusanne Janssen

Lecture Hall 9, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY
Learn more about inter-religious dialogue and grow in the richness it can bring to your faith experience. Janssen, editor-in-chief of Living City magazine will share her experience as a member of the Focolare, a Catholic ecclesial movement that also involves people of other faith traditions. She will give us some insight into how the group aims to make dialogue part of their daily lives. She will talk about their life experiences and offer some “how to” exercises for better dialogue and listening skills.
For more information, contact Sister Rose:

Thursday - Sunday, Nov. 1-4:  Awakening Wisdom: The Dance of Movement & Stillness a retreat with Deborah Welsh, Ed.D., Kerstin Lipke & Laura Ruth
Hallelujah Farm, Chesterfield, NH

We are a continual flow of life; the dance incarnate of the Source within us. While many Wisdom practices develop inner stillness and surrender, these can only be realized in and through the sacred vessel of our bodies. We often forget that we are our bodies and our bodies are movement!
Join us as we create together a gentle and safe container for befriending our bodies and exploring what it is to be alive moment by moment. This process of discovery, through dance, movement and creativity will be held within the essential Wisdom rhythm of silent prayer, chanting, lectio divina, conscious work, and sacred conversation. As these practices nourish our inner being, in community they expand our awareness of the whole, supporting us to be ever more connected, grounded, supple and awake in daily life.
In this long weekend (3-night) retreat, we welcome people of all spiritual traditions (or none). Some experience with silent prayer may be helpful. No particular physical ability or prior experience with dance or movement is necessary. All bodies are welcome!
Retreat begins: Thursday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. with a light supper.
Retreat ends: Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2:00 p.m. after lunch.
Cost: All are welcome and we are grateful for your support in the amount you can afford. As a guideline, the suggested contribution for this retreat is $325, which includes a $75 deposit.
Information & Registration: Contact Laura Ruth at
Accommodations are in shared double rooms. Single rooms may be available upon request for an additional suggested contribution of $25/night
or a total of $400.
In order to hold your place, the following deposit is requested: $75 due by October 18.
This retreat is made possible by a generous grant from the Narthex Foundation