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Network of Spiritual Progressives of Palm Beach County

  Past Events    
Dec 13,'09 (Sun) 3:00 pm. Living A Simple Life or Materialism and Consumption, which?   map to Church of Our Savior Metropolitan Community Church
Nov 8,'09 (Sun) 3:00 pm. With One Voice: documentary film, mystics from the world's great spiritual traditions on shared vision   map to First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches
Jan 19,'08 (Sat) 8:30 am. Let Justice Roll.   map to Toussaint L'Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice

For our Palm Beach County chapter of NSP, go to www.NSPPBC.org.

To learn more about the national NSP organization, go to www.spiritualprogressives.org

Regular Meeting of the NSPPBC: Second Sunday of Each Month 3:00 p.m.
Church of Our Savior Metropolitan Community Church (click for map) 3/4 mile South of Woolbright Road on Federal Hwy. West Side of Street. 2011 South Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach, FL 33435.


November 2009-January 2010
NSP Calendar Nov, Dec, & January
November, December 2009 and January 2010
November 8: With One Voice

In this landmark documentary, mystics from the world's great spiritual traditions share their vision of the reality that transcends all religious differences, the essential elements for a peaceful life and a peaceful planet.  The mystics share their personal experiences, their universal understanding of mysticism and the practices we can all use to attain deeper awareness. We will view the video and a discussion will follow.



 
Date and Time:
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 at 3:00-5:00 PM in the Ministers' Hall
Location:
Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Palm Beaches
635 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach, Fl 33408
UU Congregation of Palm Beaches
561-627-6105



December 13: Living A Simple Life or Materialism and Consumption, which?

Erich Fromm in his interview with Mike Wallace in 1958 said, "Production and consumption have ceased to be means and have become ends, and we are production crazy and consumption crazy."  We hope you'll come to share your thoughts and ideas in a discussion about this and living a simple and meaningful life in the 21st Century.

Date and Time:
Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 3:00-5:00 PM
Location:
The Church of Our Savior, MCC
2011 South Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach, FL 33435
next to Ralph & Rosie's Restaurant
Church of Our Savior, MCC



peaceJan 9, 2010 Peace Vigil
The Peace Circle on Le Lac will be held again this year at Paula and Larry Winker's beautiful home in Boca Raton.  We join with the Associates of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa in celebration of the new year with singing, dancing, chanting, and prayer.  This is a chance to set intentions for ourselves as we enter a new year.  We end by sharing a sumptous meal. 

We hope you will join us and bring your family and friends. 

Reservations are needed to ensure that we have enough food, and it is a gated community so your name will need to be at the gate for you to enter.  Details to follow.



NSP Palm Beach
www.nsppbc.org
RSVP to nsppbc@msn.com at least one week before the event so we know how many goodies to bring!  Thanks...see you there!

Visit out website at NSP Palm Beach
 
NSP Palm Beach | Church of Our Savior MCC | 2011 S. Federal Hwy | Boynton Beach | FL | 33435

Here's some interesting historical information.

At the regular monthly meeting of NSPPBC on February 10, 2007,.... reported that a tomato picker in Immokolee who picks 125 buckets of tomatos in a day makes $50 for the day. Each bucket weighs 32 pounds and he each one he or she carries to the truck and lifts above his head to deliver gets him or her a chit which is redeemable for 40 cents. The 125 buckets weigh a total of two tons. McDonald's and Taco Bell have agreed to increase payment to pickers by 1 cent per pound and the farmworker coalition and Interfaith.... are now trying to get Burger King to also pay the additional 1 cent per pound. That will mean that the worker gets 70 cents per bucket instead of the current 40 cents per bucket.

The following text appeared with a photo in the New York Times Magazine of October 12, 2008. Cruz Salucio, 24 / Romeo Ramirez, 27 / Silvia Perez, 34 / Gerardo Reyes, 31 / Leonel Perez, 20 Farmworker advocates Immokalee, Fla.

In 1978, a tomato picker in Florida received 40 to 45 cents for every 32-pound bushel he or she harvested. That wage is the same today. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers was started in 1993 as a way for Latino, Haitian and Mayan Indian pickers to fight back. In 2001, they demanded an extra penny per pound of tomatoes from Taco Bell, which they received in 2005. They have since persuaded McDonald’s, Burger King and, last month, Whole Foods Market to move toward improving wages and working conditions. ‘‘Companies who buy large amounts of tomatoes are interested in profits, not in our rights as workers,’’ Gerardo Reyes said through a translator. ‘‘As their buying power gets bigger and bigger, even the most basic human rights aren’t being met.’’ The 4,000-member coalition has no leader, though Lucas Benitez, one of the few members of the group who speaks English, has become one of the most visible faces of the coalition. The discussion is far from over. ‘‘When we’re invited to speak at conferences on sustainable food, we hear about the environment and the rights of animals and small farmers, but we’re left out of that,’’ Reyes said. ‘‘You cannot call sustainable food sustainable when it’s not fair.’’ Photo: Lars Tunbjork for The New York Times

Nov 8,'09 (Sun) 3:00 pm. — With One Voice: documentary film, mystics from the world's great spiritual traditions on shared vision  —  map to First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches
Dec 13,'09 (Sun) 3:00 pm. — Living A Simple Life or Materialism and Consumption, which?  —  map to Church of Our Savior Metropolitan Community Church
Jan 19,'08 (Sat) 8:30 am. — Let Justice Roll.  —  map to Toussaint L'Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice

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