Special Faith Roundtable: Healing Historic Trauma Through Ancestral Atonement

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
127 West 127th Street, Room 432, New York, NY 10027

Healing Historic Trauma Through Ancestral Atonement by Rev. Juan Carlos Are√°n

In November 2016, Juan Carlos was called to be part of a powerful spontaneous sacred ceremony in Teotihuac√°n, Mexico. A series of synchronicities guided him to ask for forgiveness for the historical atrocities committed by his people (the Spanish) upon the Aztecs and their land. He will share the story of how he ended up kneeling in front of a real Aztec warrior/dancer, surrounded by a circle of Mexican and American fellow spiritual travelers and the repercussions that this act has had in his life. Based on this experience (which has been happening in other settings, including at Standing Rock), Juan Carlos will lead participants in ritual, meditation and circle discussion on how atonement and forgiveness can help heal historical and personal trauma.
Rev. Juan Carlos Are√°n is an activist, public speaker, facilitator, and published author. He works as a Program Director for Futures Without Violence. Since 1991, he has worked to engage men across different cultures to become better fathers, intimate partners and allies to end domestic violence and achieve gender equity.  He is an active trainer, who has led hundreds of workshops and presentations throughout the United States, the Americas and the Caribbean, as well as in Europe, Asia, the US Congress and the United Nations in New York and Geneva.

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