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Social Gathering at Bulldog Pub

The Political and the Spiritual with John Allison

How do we do practice self-care in a weary world that also does not cut us off from our political responsibilities? Our cultural moment seems to oscillate between an almost self-punishing over-engagement with the realities of political crisis to the point of burnout, and a withdrawal from those realities to the point of indifference. Let us explore what a mindful politics might look like that is committed to justice without self-destruction. How can revolution of mind and body be one?

John will share with us, we'll have conversation at our tables over food and drinks, then come back together for a Q&A.

About the speaker: John Allison received his B.A. in World Religions/Philosophy from Westminster College, his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and was recently a guest lecturer in the department of Religion at Princeton University (Spring 2017). Currently he resides in Pittsburgh as an aspiring "Presbuddhaterian" independent scholar and activist.

Location: Bulldog Pub

1818 Morningside Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

We'll meet out on the patio if the weather cooperates, inside if it rains. Food and drinks will be available to buy throughout our time together.

Earlier Event: September 16
Brunch