Being with the Divine
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Rabbi Rami Shapiro
A rabbinic chaplain with the USAF for 3 years, a congregational rabbi for 20, and a professor of religious studies for 10, Rabbi Rami currently co-directs the One River Foundation (www.oneriverfoundation.org), is a Contributing Editor at Spirituality and Health magazine, and hosts the magazine’s bi-weekly podcast, Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami (www.spiritualityhealth.com).
Jan makes her home in Florida. She often collaborated with her husband, the singer/songwriter Garrison Doles, until his sudden death in December 2013.
Pastor John Garland
Each morning he leads Psalm-based prayers, works with those held in immigration prisons, and supports the community of asylum-seekers centered in the church.
He is currently doing doctoral work on communal trauma, spiritual resilience, and the Psalms. He is a fellow at the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty. He is the National Association of Social Workers' Texas 2020 ``Public Citizen of the Year.``
Most recently he has traveled extensively in Central America, visiting rural churches on the border of Honduras and Guatemala that are living through violence, poverty, and governmental failures. Mennonites are pacifists. John pastors with an applied theology of Christianity as a trauma-transforming faith movement, he reads Scripture as divinely inspired through--and for--deeply traumatized communities, and understands hospitality, story, and prayer-centered community as the most powerful tools of healing.