Hospitality june 2012

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The powerpoint presentation delivered by Charles Mabee at the June 2012 Hospitality Initiative dinner meeting held at Louhelen Baha'i School in Davison, Michigan on June 15, 2012.

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Hospitality june 2012

  1. 1. The Hospitality Initiative because openness affirms dignity http://essentialcore.org/ cmabee@oakland.edu
  2. 2. “Can Ani stay here?” he asked me.“Sure,” I responded. “Who’s Ani?” --from Janet Wrobleski, The Limits of Hospitality
  3. 3. A way of life Creating patterns and cultures Not love; the incarnation of love From the bottom up Boundaries blurred; edges incurred First the “choice” The “incubator” of the future
  4. 4. …openness Unguarded Risking security Inquisitive Listening Expectant In spite of… Affirming fragility
  5. 5. …affirming “Yes” speaks; “no” is silent Non-judgmental Non-reciprocal Liberating Hopeful Shaking hands with the cosmos
  6. 6. …dignity Your needs transcend my security Your face trumps your/my beliefs Your beliefs may teach me something Your mind is a treasure Your path is also my path
  7. 7. Finally, hospitality… It’s respectful It’s redemptive It resonates

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