Lecture: Ritual Time

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Date/Time:Monday, 09 Apr 2018 at 8:00 pm
Location:Sun Room, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
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Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
Categories:Diversity Lectures Live Green
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"Ritual Time: Escaping the Cult of Busy," Kimberly Belcher, assistant professor of liturgical studies, University of Notre Dame. Belcher will discuss ritual practice as a way of creating contemplative and healing time that buffers us from a culture that demands we overproduce. The Msgr. James A. Supple Lecture

Ritual time - not just down time but scheduled time to rest, rethink, and even get bored - has taken on an unexpected importance in the contemporary world. Anxieties about employment and success can lead us into a spiral of productivity, stealing our joy in the pursuit of a well-rounded resume. Learn how ancient spiritual practices like annual festivals, fasting, daily routines, and contemplation can nourish a sense that there is "just enough" time to live.