Women's Anger Inspiring Prophetic Action: A Mini Spiritual Retreat
Soraya Chemaly wrote Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger to reform society’s understanding of anger. When women express anger, they are criticized, ridiculed, ignored, and deemed irrational. Chemaly poses multiple questions which will be explored during the retreat: "What would it mean to ungender our emotions? What would the world look like if we expressed emotions without condemnation? What do we lose, personally and as a society, by not listening to women’s anger or respecting it when it does have a voice? How does our treatment of women’s 'anger-free emotionality' relate to democracy and put us at risk of authoritarianism?"
This retreat will follow Chemaly’s exploration of gender and emotions to reform our own relationship with anger. It will challenge how we have been socialized to villainize anger and ignore our own. Additionally, this retreat will invite participants to delve deeper into reflection, connect with their emotions, and hopefully inspire them to use their emotions as a motivator to be advocates for justice.
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Ignatian Spiritual Life Center
A Ministry of St. Agnes Parish
1611 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
A ministry of St. Agnes Parish in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center has a three council structure that discerns the programming we need to live an Ignatian life of devotion and service. Our areas of focus are Church Justice, Global Justice and Spiritual Life. Each council offers programming aimed at mobilizing the larger community to love the world the way God intends. Programming includes adult education and faith formation, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, spiritual direction, opportunities for prayer and retreat, and an ongoing commitment to dialogue and service in our Church and world.