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At George Williams College of Aurora University, we strive to connect to the community through programs, summer concerts and community projects. We extend the invitation, welcoming neighbors and friends to join GWC faculty and students for a year-round cultural journey of free events. From special presentations to concerts to lectures, the Sundays at 4 series features today's leaders in arts and ideas sharing their words and talents. Come to our lakeside campus, enrich yourself in GWC history and be inspired to discover what matters and build your life around it.

 


2017-2018 Season


Barbara Brown Taylor presents “Downtime: The Sacred Art of Stopping”


September 10, 2017
4 p.m.


Every now and then life stops us in our tracks. The circumstances may be as dramatic as a major power outage or as ordinary as a bad cold, but once we are up and running again some of us recall the downtime with more warmth than regret. Why is it so hard for us to rest without being forced to do so, and what gets lost in our race to save time? Join us for a look at the ancient spiritual practice of stopping, which is up for renewal in our own time.

Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author, college professor and Episcopal priest. Her first memoir, “Leaving Church,” won a 2006 Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association. Her last book, “Learning to Walk in the Dark,” was featured on the cover of Time magazine. She has served on the faculty of Piedmont College since 1998 as the Butman Professor of Religion and has been a guest speaker at Emory, Duke, Princeton and Yale, as well as a guest on “SuperSoul Sunday” with Oprah Winfrey.



 

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