Interweave Year-End Appeal

The annual TV Special, CNN Heroes, recognizes ten “unheralded heroes—everyday people who are changing the world.” What makes ordinary people do extraordinary things? Openness to transformation is certainly key…and Interweave is all about creating transformative opportunities in the context of a supportive learning community. I have heard it said over and over again, “Interweave changed my life.” Your generous support …

Discover Saint Hildegard of Bingen: The Artist, Mystic and Healer

Discover Saint Hildegard, or Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German writer, composer,  philosopher, Christian mystic, healer, herbalist, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath. Offered in partnership with the Summit College Club American Association of University Women. Lively discussion followed by a wine & cheese reception. Hildegard of Bingen Presented by: American Association of University Women, Summit College Club Branch & Interweave …

Gratitude: Poems from Interweave’s Nov. 2nd Writing Circle

Last Saturday the theme for Interweave’s writing circle was Gratitude.   The morning was very rich.  We meditated and shared stories about the symbols of gratitude in our lives. We then went deeper with Rumi’s piece about being grateful for everything, especially the difficulties: “Guest House” by Rumi This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A …

What If You Could Change the Lives of Women and Girls Worldwide?

Half the Sky Screening Friday Nov. 22, 2013 -7:30 pm If you would like to learn more and do more to ignite change that will turn oppression into opportunity—join Interweave in partnership with Half the Sky Summit Advocacy Group; The Summit Jr. Fortnightly Club; The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit; and the American Assoc. …

Members Taking Action

Interweave Members in the Community Ellen Wraith & the Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund Exerpt from Interweave’s Fall 2011 Newsletter Noorjahan Akbar’s family fled the Taliban and spent six years as refugees in Pakistan; her mother sold her wedding dress and band to pay for her daughters’ schooling. Shamila Kohestani remained in Afghanistan under the Taliban and was barred from attending …

Spiritual but Not Religious?

Spiritual but Not Religious? A Call for Conversation Excerpt from Interweave’s Fall 2011 Newsletter Talking to people who find God in sunsets is “boring,” opined the pastor, criticizing the “spiritual but not religious” crowd. Their freelance spirituality is “comfortably in the norm for self-centered American culture!” she declared.A college professor fired back, insisting many of her “spiritual” students were serious …