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Women’s Sojourn Quotes

“What I most enjoy about Sojourn is the chance once a month to be with caring friends for a fun activity, a craft project, or an opportunity to learn something new. I also treasure the sharing by members afterwards.” — Marcia

“Being a part of Women’s Sojourn is like having lots of sisters to help in my journey through life. Our activities change, but the feeling of belonging is always there for me.” — Verda

“The way we communicate. Practicing Council-Sharing teaches us the art of really, deeply listening to others. And the women are so terrific!” — Susan

“I will be forever grateful for the opportunities in which I learned about myself and from others as a result of participating. This group has had a lasting effect on my life. It is intellectually stimulating, nurturing, and has challenged me to expand my perceptions on multiple levels. It also introduced me to people who have become true friends, people I would not have gotten to know otherwise.” — Beth

“Sojourn provides a quiet, contemplative environment where I am surrounded by friends. No matter the program–whether it’s a creative one in which we one of our members guides us to explore the right side of our brains, or one in which we simply meditate and share views about a topic which interests one of our members–I am always renewed and ready for whatever the week ahead will bring.” — Katherine

“An opportunity to reflect on our spiritual concerns and discuss them with other women. Has included reading, meditation, music, discussion and craft activities all conducted in council sharing mode. ” — Anita

“The Sojourn meetings have been a time to learn, reflect, create, and spend time with kindred spirits. Sojourn provides a space apart from the demands of everyday life where we can all be present in the moment in common purpose. I have many fond memories of the times I have spent there and look forward to more in the future.” — Ruth

“The increasing diversity of feminist religious discourse calls us to responsibility, and to deeper listening, to a commitment to inclusiveness that at the same time allows individual and communal differences to emerge. This commitment . . . points us to a vision of transformation that includes each one of us and the entire web of life. Our strength lies in our diversity. The full reality of ‘women’s experience’ is contained not in any one voice but in the rising chorus that speaks from many standpoints, pressing toward the creation of a society in which all can be heard.” (Carol Christ and Judith Plaskow, Weaving the Visions)