We should never forget those on whose shoulders we stand and those who paid the supreme price for freedom - Nelson Mandela

August 14, 2018

Dear Community

 

In South Africa, August is National Women’s Month and a wonderful opportunity for us to honour those women upon whose shoulders we stand today.

 

Have you heard this saying before - “Whose shoulders do you stand on?”  It’s origins, ‘dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants’ is attributed to Bernard of Chatres, who pointed out that “we see more and farther than our predecessors, not because we have keener vision or greater height, but because we are lifted up and borne aloft on their gigantic statures.”

 

Who are some of the women who have gone before you that you might like to remember? 

Are there women in your midst today that are making a difference? 

What are some of the ways you might honour them this new month?

 

Perhaps use this month to:

  • Read a biography about a female pioneer

  • Watch a film about women’s movement origins

  • Volunteer or make a donation to an organisation for women’s education

  • Post a link about your most-admired woman in history on Facebook

  • Light a candle in memory of a loved one – a mom, a gran or a special aunt

  • Take a special woman in your life to tea

  • Write a letter of honour to someone whom you admire for the work they do

  • As a woman, spend a day celebrating who you are and your unique story

  • Take the time to notice women around you

 

At i4cc we honour the women who have shared their stories of brokenness and courage with us,

who live in hope despite the struggles that have changed their lives and who fight for new narratives every day!

 

 

 

11th      -           Session 2 of Magnify – Women in Leadership Programme. Still some space available.  Please contact Jane Day for more info on 081 401 6096.

11th      -           Collective Learning & Supervision Group for narrative practitioners

18th      -           Women’s Month Visionboard Event, hosted by local artist Mandy Adamson

18-19th -          Crossroads Retreat in Cape Town

(for more info visit www.crossroadsretreats.co.za)

24th      -           Monthly Narrative Reading Group

25        -           Spirituality Day - Encountering God through images and icons hosted by Jane Day

25-26th -           Crossroads Retreat in Johannesburg

(for more info visit www.crossroadsretreats.co.za)

29th      -           Morning of Bible Journalling with Leigh-Anne Evans (for more info contact Leigh-Anne on 083 660 3499)

 

Sneaking a peek into September

 

1st        -           Spring Day Bible Journalling with Leigh Anne Evans

3rd        -           Six Week Advanced Narrative Training starts

5th        -           4 Week Listening Course

8th        -           Magnify – Women in Leadership

8th        -           Collective Learning & Supervision Group for Narrative Practitioners

29th      -           Monthly Narrative Reading Group

 

Trevor Hudson will be facilitating a two day workshop on The Gift of Encouragement for those in ministry. Save this date :

 

 

We have revamped our website, please have a look and let us know what you think! www.i4cc.co.za

 

Please speak to us about your workshop needs.

 

Yours in narrative,

Trevor, Nicky, Kim and Jane

 

 

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