The 2019 Theme, Spirituality in Action, was developed by the CSL Cultural Integrity & Evolution Committee. The theme is largely based on 10 "prophetic justice principles" developed, by Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr. of Riverside Church, an interdenominational church on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. He was the first African American minister to lead this multicultural congregation, and served it for 18 years.
You can read about each of these principles at http://socialgospel.blogspot.com/2004/09/prophetic-justice-principles.html
This exciting theme provides us with the opportunities to learn the value of social engagement and ways to do it. The CSL Spiritually Motivated Social Engagement Committee will be providing additional training opportunities as well, so stay tuned for those.
We have Books of the Month to support each monthly theme this year as well, and those will always be featured at 20% off the cover price in the Beacon of Light Bookstore.
2019 Theme: Spirituality in Action
January: Learn and Embody Science of Mind Principles
Book: The Science of Mind, by Ernest Holmes
February: Seek the Common Good
March: Be Truthful in Facts and Motives
April: Promote Diversity and Inclusion
May: Care for the Poor
June: Protect the Vulnerable
July: Advocate for Freedom of Thought
August: Respect other Nations and Peoples
September: Ensure the Stewardship of Our Planet
October: Cherish the Human Family
November: Spiritually Motivated Moral Leadership
December: Celebrating Science of Mind Through the Holy Days
Book: Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor, by Joseph Campbell
"(One's) mind should swing from inspiration to action, from contemplation to accomplishment, from prayer to performance."
"So many people pray and pray and pray. They don't get action. Our bodies need to be acted upon. It is not altogether praying, but it is doing. You must do something.”