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Feast for the Common Good

  • Hillhurst United Church 1227 Kensington Close Northwest Calgary, AB, T2N 3J6 Canada (map)

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Are you eager to engage in dialogue about the difficult issues of our time?  Are you looking for a space to discuss topics such as climate change, inequality, and anti-oppression?  Looking for a group to connect with for action?  Join us for a weekend of community-building through food and conversation!  Feast for the Common Good and Refugia Retreats are partnering to offer a weekend event on personal and collective action.  We advocate for honest, respectful, open conversation as we delve deeply into issues of importance for our future.   

Friday, February 3rd, 6:30 - 9:30 PM: three-course vegetarian meal interspersed with open and guided discussion.

Saturday, February 4th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: workshop on eco-philosopher Joanna Macy's Work That Reconnects framework (lunch included). 

Please note, in order to attend the Saturday workshop, you must register for the Friday meal.  We want to build upon the conversations of the previous evening.  Tickets are $50 for the two-day event ($25 if you are only able to attend Friday).  

To register:



Friday: Bill Phipps & Ted Reeve

Saturday: Jodi Lammiman & Amy Spark

Bill Phipps was Moderator of the United Church of Canada, 1997-2000.   Retired, yet active with Calgary Citizens on Climate Change, Calgary Peace Prize, Living Into Right Relations, and Faith & the Common Good.

Ted Reeve is a United Church of Canada minister active with Faith & the Common Good, continuing education at the Toronto School of Theology, and leadership education.  

Jodi Lammiman is a retreats facilitator, spiritual director and advocate of The Work That Reconnects.

Amy Spark is an environmental advocate passionate about the intersection between ecological & mental health.  


This event is offered with generous support by Hillhurst United Church and EthniCity catering through the Centre for Newcomers.  

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