Center for Babaylan Studies Annual Giving 2019
We at the Center for Babaylan Studies are learning from indigenous Elders that we only become fully human when we know our intimate interconnection with our more-than-human relatives and ancestors, not just metaphorically, but literally, in a most profound way—in the way our mythic stories tell. It is in those ancient stories that the sacredness of all of life, not just human, resides.
This coming year, in response to a clamor we’re hearing from some sectors of our community, we open with a webinar offering on February 29, 2:00-5:00 pm EST on the theme, “Indigenous Wisdom Re-Schooling Christian Vision: The Bible Underneath the Bible,” a continuation of the conversation we began in our 2015 Ohio Symposium on “Bridging Indigenous and Christian Traditions of Spirituality.” We hope you will save the date and join us (flyers and details coming soon)!
Together with our partners in the Philippine homeland, we also look forward to co-creating a gathering, hopefully in Summer of 2020, details of which, due to the delicacy of the situation in the homeland, will not be circulated publicly, but only through word of mouth and/or trusted networks. We trust that those of you called to participate will find their way to us in due time and through spirit guidance.
As we head into the New Year, we in the CfBS Core covet your prayers. Amidst the many learnings and lessons we’re processing post-conference, we need even greater clarity of vision enabled by a good working structure, better interpersonal communication as we continue to work diasporically and intergenerationally, and a renewed understanding of the times we live in and how to carry and nurture the seeds of Indigenous Life forward on to the next generation.
And as always, we need and welcome your generous donation to CfBS to allow us to continue serving you. Please consider giving a tax-deductible contribution.
Pagpapala at pagmamahal ang mapasa-ating lahat nawa nitong Bagong Taon. May blessing and love come to us all this coming New Year.
Yours in Kapwa solidarity,
Ate Lily with the Core Team--Aimee, Christina, Jana, Jen, Jo, Nina, Olivia, Orion, and Vanessa