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Love in the Time of Terror

April 27 - April 28

Love in the Time of Terror: Lessons from the Past for the Present

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How can ordinary people affect what is going on in the world? How do we love in the face of hate? How do we leave an optimistic legacy for future generations in the way that Etty Hillesum left such a legacy for us? Using extracts from Etty’s diaries and the spiritual practices she used, Heather Vesey will weave a web from the past to show us lessons that can be learned for our present and future.

About Etty Hillesum
Etty Hillesum died in Auschwitz in 1943 leaving behind a journal of the last two years of her life. Although much of her life was spent in the shadow of unimaginable horror, her writing is humble and optimistic for the human condition. In this day Heather will draw out lessons from Etty’s life that resonate with the situation the world finds itself in today.

About the Speaker, Heather Vesey
Heather Vesey is Director of Contemplative Studies at the Aspen Chapel. Raised in a missionary doctor’s home in India, Heather has never known a time where her
spiritual life has not been paramount. She has studied under Cynthia Bourgeault, James Finley and Richard Rohr at the Center for Action and Contemplation’s Living School, and has since developed her own practice alongside Bill Redfield in their online Wisdom work, and with her husband Nicholas who is the Spiritual Leader of the Aspen Chapel.

Event Details: 

When: April 27

Where: In-person at the Aspen Chapel and online via livestream

Cost: $65-80

To learn more and register, visit Aspen Chapel.


April 27
April 28
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Aspen Chapel
77 Meadowood Drive
Aspen, 81611 United States
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