On this page you will find information about the following events (in chronological order):

Lecture: Remaining a Spiritist in Daily Struggles.

Lecture: The Outdated Language of Religions.

 

Lecture by Mr. Frederico Pifano de Rezende:
Remaining a Spiritist in Daily Struggles

Date:

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 18:30–20:30.

Language:

The lecture will be in Portuguese with consecutive translation to English.

Location:

Spiritist Group of New York – SGNY

939 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10019, 4th floor, suite 409.

Notes:

(1) All are welcome and admittance is free.

(2) Discussion followed by passes.

Synopsis:

About the lecturer:

Frederico Pifano de Rezende, a Brazilian national, is a spiritist speaker, coordinator of study groups, and works as an assistant both at the Spiritist Federation of the State of Espírito Santo (Federação Espírita do Estado do Espírito Santo – FEEES) and at the Brazilian Spiritist Federation (Federação Espírita Brasileira – FEB). Spiritist from birth, his spiritist education took place in the states of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo in Brazil. He currently lives in the latter state where he holds administrative and teaching positions at different spiritist centers. He holds an MBA and is a teacher at Instituto Federal do Espírito Santo.

Lecture by house speaker Mr. Júlio Padovan:
The Outdated Language of Religions

Date:

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 11:00–12:30.

Language:

The lecture will be in English.

Location:

Spiritist Group of New York – SGNY

939 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10019, 4th floor, suite 409.

Notes:

(1) All are welcome and admittance is free.

(2) Discussion followed by passes.

Synopsis:

We speak of God, the spiritual realm, and several other concepts with a language that is archaic and fraught; as a result, the interaction that ensues is laden with the inherent misconceptions, misinterpretations, ritualism, and wrong ideas, particularly about the physical world, which have been creeping up throughout the centuries in our verbalization. We need a better language to discuss core beliefs, especially the teachings from the Gospel.

In this lecture, the speaker will not debate fine points of linguistics but rather present an alternative to reading and analyzing spiritist ideas so we may readily incorporate them in our daily activities without feelings of guilt, remorse or competition; after all, spiritist concepts exist to help us improve our happiness, strengthen our faith, and develop a greater determination towards our moral and intellectual progress.

About the lecturer:

Júlio Padovan, a Brazilian national, is a professor at the Department of Chemistry at York College–CUNY and a full-time researcher at the Rockefeller University in New York City. He holds several academic degrees and is a lecturer for both the physical sciences and the Spiritist Doctrine. Introduced to Spiritism at the age of fifteen, Júlio dedicates his time to translating spiritist books from Portuguese and French into English, and he is particularly interested in studying and explaining the solid logical foundation upon which spiritist concepts are built as well as creating a tighter association among those very same concepts.

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