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More Than One Way Home Part 2: Radical Hospitality

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Rev. Karen Medland of the First United Church gathers with children during a Sunday service (left), and the church's book club displays their latest read by renowned theologian Marcus Borg. (Madonna Hamel/CBC)

In the second of Daybreak contributor Madonna Hamel's faith and spirituality series she spent a couple of days with Rev. Karen Medland of the First United Church on the corner of Richter and Bernard.

She learned about the practice of 'Radical Spirituality' and the belief in being God's co-creators.

Reverend Medland began a guest lecture series that welcomed renowned theologian and author Marcus Borg to speak on the idea of being a co-creator and what that means in terms of creating a heaven on earth (as opposed to waiting for a reward in heaven).

Marcus Borg's latest book is called "Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words have Lost Their Meaning and Power," and the book is now one on the reading group's list at the church.

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Past Episodes of More Than One Way Home:
     - Part 1: Native Spirituality

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More Than One Way Home:

More Than One Way Home Part 1: Native spirituality

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Judy Goodsky, mediator and teacher and her healing and teaching tools, with drum in foreground. (Madonna Hamel/CBC)
More Than One Way Home is a new series on CBC Radio in Kelowna that takes a look at different faiths and spiritual practices in the Okanagan, specifically Kelowna.

Over the next couple of months Daybreak contributer Madonna Hamel will be taking us to church. We'll also explore other places of worship and reflection to find out what it means to be a 'believer' these days.

In the first of the series, we begin at the beginning, with a look at Native sprituality.

The piece features drumming from the open drumming session held at Kelowna's Metis Society every last Tuesday of the month. You'll hear drumming from Metis Curtis Smith, who discovered the drums while in prison and went on to help 'drum others back from the brink' of suicide and despair.

As well, Native mediator and teacher Judy Goodsky talks about the Medicine Wheel and the healing wisdom and medicine offered to us by all living beings.
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In that piece, Native teacher Judy Goodsky talks about the native belief that all animate beings "have a gift...and it's up to us to find ours."

In our next episode of More Than One Way Home, airing May 16th, Reverend Karen Medland of the United Church takes up the notion of personal gifts and co-creation, as does theologian Marcus Borg, speaking in Kelowna as part of the United Church's guest lecturer series.