🌈  Pride & Joy

ORGULLO
LGBT

Happy Pride Month! In 1970, the first Gay Pride marches took place in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. There has been a lot of progress since then, but LGBTQ advocates are still working toward a future without discrimination in the workplace and beyond.

En 1970, las primeras marchas del Orgullo Gay tuvieron lugar en Nueva York, Los Ángeles y San Francisco. Ha habido mucho progreso desde entonces, pero los defensores de los LGBTQ siguen trabajando por un futuro sin discriminación en el lugar de trabajo y más allá.

Most trans folks don't have the privileges Caithlyn and I now have. It is those trans folks we must continue to lift up, get them access to healthcare, jobs, housing, safe streets, safe schools, and homes for our young people.
-Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox es una actriz estadounidense estrella de reality shows, productora de televisión, y defensora de los derechos de la comunidad LGBT. Es más conocida por su papel como Sophia Burset en la serie de Netflix Orange Is the New Black, por la que se convirtió en la primera mujer transgénero nominada a un Emmy en la categoría de mejor actriz, y la primera en ser nominada a un Emmy desde la nominación de la compositora Angela Morley en 1990.

We Need Your Help

Multiple hands holding high

Are you able to send a donation? We need your assistance to continue raising consciousness in Washington, DC. Here is a note from one of our members: Donating is the best thing I have ever done to improve my spiritual and financial life. I feel so blessed to be part of such a close and powerful group of great souls. It was so good to feel your love and support when I asked for prayer and it all worked out so well, thanks. I have been in many other spiritual groups but this seems special. Maybe its because we are building something together. I feel so strongly about the need for our Center in Washington, DC and I know we have powerful work to do in this area. I ask us all to reach out to our communities of friends, coworkers and family for people who would benefit from our center.

You can now use paypal [accounts@CSLDC.org] or Cash App [$CSLDC] to send a donation directly to the Center. Or you can mail a check to the Center at Center for Spiritual Living; 7059 Blair Rd NW; Washington DC 20012. !Gracias!

BLACK LIVES MATTER

It's time to redesign our future.

Racism in the United States
Centers for Spiritual Living calls for it to end!

We are grieving lives that ought not to have been lost. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, are the most recent in a list of countless unarmed African-American and Black people who have been murdered for the color of their skin over the past 400 years in the US. Too many generations have suffered and it has never been, and is not now, acceptable.

We denounce racism in all its forms: the starkness of unapologetic, intentional racism; the racism of silence in the face of injustice; the systemic racism inherent in our education, justice, income and opportunity inequity; and the racism that lies hidden in our individual hearts and minds.

We envision a world where personal responsibility joins with social conscience in every area of the political, corporate, academic, and social sectors. We value a community-wide climate of safety that arises from compassion, justice, mutual respect, and kindness. Therefore, we join our founder, Dr. Ernest Holmes, who, echoing the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said “You and I should form the habit of taking definite time each day to contemplate and affirm peace with justice—for there is no peace possible without justice. Faith without works is dead. We should not only pray, we should act, each contributing the best [they have] to the common purpose, each willing to make any sacrifice necessary…[for] there can be no individual self-preservation without the preservation of all . . .”

We call upon ourselves and the faith communities in the US to take action that shows we have heard the cry of suffering, and we own our responsibility for it. Whether that action is prayer, donations to organizations that promote racial justice, rigorous self-education, or active engagement, let not this moment in history pass unattended. May the actions we take be steeped in peace and respect for the sacredness of each life, knowing that whatever we do, individually and collectively, must be Divinely directed from a higher consciousness. When we apply our proven spiritual principles through rigorous practices and compassionate action, the desired results cannot fail to demonstrate.

Dove of peace

El racismo en los Estados Unidos

Los Centros para la Vida Espiritual piden que se termine!

Estamos llorando vidas que no deberían haberse perdido. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor y Ahmaud Arbery, son los más recientes de una lista de innumerables afroamericanos y negros desarmados que han sido asesinados por el color de su piel en los últimos 400 años en los Estados Unidos. Demasiadas generaciones han sufrido y nunca ha sido, y no es ahora, aceptable.

Denunciamos el racismo en todas sus formas: la crudeza del racismo intencional y sin disculpas; el racismo del silencio frente a la injusticia; el racismo sistémico inherente a nuestra educación, justicia, ingresos y desigualdad de oportunidades; y el racismo que se esconde en nuestros corazones y mentes individuales.

Imaginamos un mundo en el que la responsabilidad personal se une a la conciencia social en todos los ámbitos de los sectores político, empresarial, académico y social. Valoramos un clima de seguridad en toda la comunidad que surge de la compasión, la justicia, el respeto mutuo y la amabilidad. Por lo tanto, nos unimos a nuestro fundador, el Dr. Ernest Holmes, quien, haciéndose eco de las palabras del Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., dijo “Usted y yo deberíamos formar el hábito de tomarnos un tiempo definido cada día para contemplar y afirmar la paz con justicia, ya que no hay paz posible sin justicia”. La fe sin obras está muerta. No sólo debemos rezar, sino actuar, cada uno contribuyendo lo mejor posible al propósito común, cada uno dispuesto a hacer cualquier sacrificio necesario… porque no puede haber autoconservación individual sin la preservación de todos…”

Llamamos a nosotros mismos y a las comunidades de fe en los EE.UU. a tomar medidas que demuestren que hemos escuchado el grito del sufrimiento, y que somos dueños de nuestra responsabilidad por ello. Ya sea que esa acción sea la oración, donaciones a organizaciones que promueven la justicia racial, la auto-educación rigurosa, o el compromiso activo, no dejemos que este momento de la historia pase sin atención. Que las acciones que tomemos estén impregnadas de paz y respeto por lo sagrado de cada vida, sabiendo que todo lo que hagamos, individual y colectivamente, debe ser dirigido divinamente desde una conciencia superior. Cuando aplicamos nuestros principios espirituales probados a través de prácticas rigurosas y acciones compasivas, los resultados deseados no pueden dejar de demostrarse.

Coloured candle where the flame is a heart

Community Gathering SUNDAY June 7 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. ENCUENTRO DOMINICAL 7 de junio a las 10:30 a.m. hora de Washington, DC

This Sunday we will gather via ZOOM. Please join us! You can use your smartphone or your computer.

AGENDA
invocation
welcome!
music
encouragement: PRIDE & JOY – Rev. Alex
benediction

For PC and MAC Users: To join the event, you can click on the access link below. This will open the Zoom meeting directly. When you open the Zoom link directly the Zoom app will automatically download onto your system. It will then prompt you to enter your name and email.

For Mobile Users: First download the Zoom App onto your phone or tablet.
For IOS App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id546505307
For Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings

Reverend Alex Escudero is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Community Gathering CSLDC
Time: This is a recurring meeting every Sunday!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/3851264484

Meeting ID: 385 126 4484

Once the app is installed, click on the link above to connect to the conference, or enter the Meeting ID.

Our MISSION:
Provide spiritual tools for personal and global transformation.

Our PURPOSE:
to awaken humanity to its spiritual magnificence.

Our VISION:
A world that works for everyone.