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Inner Light Ministries 
831-465-9090 x 206


Inner Light Center 
5630 Soquel Drive
Soquel, CA 95073

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Howard Thurman: Mysticism and Social Change 

Rev. Dr. Liza J. Rankow

When: Friday, May 20, 2011   •  7:00pm-9:30pm (registration / doors open at 6:30pm) 
Saturday,  May 21, 2011   • 9:30am - 4:30 pm (registration / doors open at 9:00am)
(Saturday lunch is on your own.)

Registration: Sliding Scale $ 40 – $120 for Friday and Saturday ($10 for Friday only) 
Please note: Attendance on Friday evening is a prerequisite for the Saturday workshop.

Join us for a special introduction to the life and teachings of an inspiring 20th century mystic, visionary & spiritual leader. Dr. Howard Thurman was a guide and mentor for Martin Luther King Jr. and many others in the struggle for freedom, justice, and civil rights.  His work speaks directly to today’s personal and social issues, highlighting the powerful connection between spirituality and social transformation.   A renowned author, educator, and preacher, Thurman co-founded the nation’s first interracial interfaith congregation.

Through readings, discussion, audio and video resources we will explore the relevance and implications of his wisdom of contemporary times, and consider the practical applications of the principles presented for each participant’s life journey.

All are welcome – newcomers as well as those with some past study of Dr. Thurman.


Readings:  Advance reading is strongly recommended. 
Please see on line syllabus for details.

Instructor: Dr. Liza J. Rankow is an interfaith minister and the founding director of OneLife Institute, a nonprofit organization based in Oakland, CA.  She regularly teaches classes on Thurman in community and academic settings, and is producer / co-editor of the newly released six-CD audio collection, “The Living Wisdom of Howard Thurman.”
Howard Thurman