Thin Places A Circle of Trust® for Finding The Courage to Live in a Divided World

Dr. Sally Z. Hare, Sue Small and Jean Richardson

Monday, March 19, 2018 4:30 PM - 12:30 PM


Come experience the very special Thin Place that is the Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center AND the Thin Place created in a Circle of Trust. This retreat is for persons who want to live divided no more, whether you are in education, health care, psychology, law, philanthropy, the arts, religious/spiritual life, nonprofit and community organizations, or retired. In this retreat the skilled facilitator will help create a quiet, focused, respectful space, in which the noise within us and around us can subside, and we can meet stillness. In large group, small group, and solitary settings, we will explore the intersection of our personal and professional lives, making use of stories from our own journeys, as well as insights from poets, storytellers, various wisdom

Led by Sally Z. Hare a teacher and a learner and a student of    community. She earned her doctorate at the University of South Carolina and has completed post-doctoral work in settings as diverse as the Harvard University Leadership Institute, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, and the Institute of Noetic  Science’s Healing Arts of Bali. She is president of still learning, inc, and Singleton Distinguished Professor Emerita at Coastal  Carolina University. She has worked for two decades with the national   Center for Courage & Renewal and facilitates the Courage to Teach and the Courage to Lead programs as well as Circles of Trust retreats across the United States and in Canada and Australia. She is the story gatherer for the new book, Thin Places: Seeking the Courage to Live in a Divided World.

Sue E. Small, Ed.D.  taught and was an administrator both in public schools and at the university.  She is Clinical Associate Professor Emerita at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Sue collaborates with others to offer programs combining “Courage” work with peacemaking circles, racial justice awareness with congregations, and self-care for leaders. Her chapter in Thin Places is on Seeing Racism or Setting It Aside: Another Set of Eyes.

Dr. Jean M. Richardson is the director of Kirkridge Retreat Center. She lives with her partner Pat and together they have 4 grown children and 2 not-so-grown Labrador retrievers. They live in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania at Kirkridge. Jean’s contribution to Thin Places  is about the thin place that is Kirkridge: Reclaiming the Commons.

Space is limited to 24 participants. 

COST:  $525 includes EVERYTHING:  all retreat fees, materials, single room, wonderful meals.


2495 Fox Gap Road Bangor, PA
Bangor, Pennsylvania 18013