April 30 – May 2, 2021

Ethics is supposed to be the quintessential domain of clear-headedness, where our feelings – our passions“- seem to be less of a tool and more of a problem. However, emotions have their own intelligibility, they can detect things and alert us to things that our consciousness or reason have yet to discern. Spiritual formation in service of Justice involves opening the field of our passions to the power of Transformative Love so that our actions can be evermore aligned with our longing for Justice and Peace.

Facilitator: Rev. Mark Slatter a priest with the archdiocese of Ottawa, obtained his doctorate in moral theology from the Gregorian University in Rome in 2007, and worked at The Ottawa Mission with the homeless and those struggling with substance abuse from 2000 to 2016. He is Associate Professor of Theological Ethics at Saint Paul University in Ottawa.  His general area of interest in the relationship between ethics, spirituality, and our inner lives. He is the author of Insights While Suffering (Peter Lang, 2016) and was a recipient of the 2011 Ottawa Capital Educators Awards.  He lives at Waupoos Farm on the outskirts of Ottawa, an outreach that Provides vacations to low-income families.

Cost: Single: $320, Double: $275, Commuter: $180 (includes all meals) Virtual: $90

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Technical requirements for virtual participation:

Computer or device with internet access, microphone and speakers or headphones with microphone; and an email address to receive invitation to the session.