GladdeningLight Symposium

Presented by GladdeningLight at Rollins College, Winter Park Fl

Feb 03 - 06 2022
GladdeningLight Symposium

Inspired lectures, music, discussion, worship and contemplation for the tenth annual weekend of the spiritual arts at Rollins College.

Join Bishop Eugene Sutton, James Finley and Lerita Coleman Brown for discussion on theologian Howard Thurman during an immersive weekend on the Rollins campus.  Thurman, native of Daytona Beach and twentieth century mentor to Martin Luther King, shattered the color barrier to elevate contemplative discipline for all as a springboard to social action.

Eugene Sutton, Episcopal Bishop of Maryland, issues a clarion call for reparations toward racial reconciliation.  James Finley spent his early life at the Abbey of Gethsemane under the guidance of spiritual director Thomas Merton and currently teaches at The Living School with colleague Richard Rohr.  Both Merton and Thurman espoused similar perspectives on what has been termed “ethical mysticism.”  Lerita Coleman Brown from Agnes Scott College in Atlanta is an academic scholar recognized for her research on Howard Thurman.

All three advocate a life devoted to contemplation and activism, joined by cellist Eugene Friesen and vocalists Owen & Moley Ó Súilleabháin for music to complement lectures and discussion.


Participate in the entire three-day weekend for $270.  Thursday evening’s devotional service at All Saints Episcopal Church, 338 W Lyman at Interlachen Avenue, and Sunday morning worship at Knowles Memorial Chapel on campus free & open to the public, no registration required.  Attend the Thursday evening reception at the Rice Family Pavilion for an additional $30.  Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.  Register by phone at (407) 647-3963.  Cancellation policy: full refund for any reason until 12/31/21, no refunds thereafter.

Contact: 407-647-3963


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  • Feb 3, 2022 at 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm (Thu)
  • Feb 4, 2022 at 10:00 am - 09:30 pm (Fri)
  • Feb 5, 2022 at 08:30 am - 09:30 pm (Sat)
  • Feb 6, 2022 at 09:00 am - 11:00 am (Sun)

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Thursday evening reception in the Rice Family Pavilion is an additional event at a cost of $30 per person.  Thursday evening devotional service at All Saints Episcopal Church, 338 W Lyman at Interlachen Avenue, and Sunday morning worship service in Knowles Memorial Chapel are free & open to the public, no registration required.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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1000 Holt. Ave., Winter Park, Fl 32789

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