For many years, four women from different parts of the world have been meeting several times a month to read and discuss classic texts from the religions of their childhoods: Jain and Hinduism from India, Islam from Palestine, Christianity from the USA, and Buddhism from Japan.
What started out as an intellectual pursuit has evolved into deep friendships and long afternoon tea parties with international flavors. Carol Mock will share some of her experiences in this cross-cultural, inter-religious group.
Carol was born in New Jersey, grew up in Fargo (North Dakota), has lived in London (England), Accra (Ghana), Cairo (Egypt), a farm near Springfield (Missouri), Patzcuaro (Mexico), Cochabamba (Bolivia), and San Jose (Costa Rica), as well as staying in Saint Louis for the past 23 years. Her academic degrees include a PhD in linguistics from the University of London (UCL), an MA in theology from Aquinas Institute, and an MS in library science from the University of Missouri. For 15 years she was an ‘independent scholar’ — i.e., an unemployed academic who still presented papers at conferences. Since retirement she has been hybridizing daylilies and more recently, teaching English to speakers of other languages at the Saint Louis County jail.
Sunday 19 October 2014
Potluck dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.
Carol begins sharing at 6:45
At Sophia House
4547 Gibson Avenue
Forest Park Southeast