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.

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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  • 1. The Hospitality Initiative because openness affirms dignity http://essentialcore.org/ cmabee@oakland.edu
  • 2. “Can Ani stay here?” he asked me.“Sure,” I responded. “Who’s Ani?” --from Janet Wrobleski, The Limits of Hospitality
  • 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. …openness Unguarded Risking security Inquisitive Listening Expectant In spite of… Affirming fragility
  • 5. …affirming “Yes” speaks; “no” is silent Non-judgmental Non-reciprocal Liberating Hopeful Shaking hands with the cosmos
  • 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. Finally, hospitality… It’s respectful It’s redemptive It resonates