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The Guibord Center – Religion Inside Out

invites you to discover religion from a new perspective, offering new insights about the many faith traditions practiced by your friends and neighbors. As our understanding of one another grows, we move beyond ‘tolerating’ one another to building relationships based on mutual respect.

Our Mission

To bring people together to challenge assumptions,
unleash the Holy
and affirm the faith that transforms the world.

The Guibord Center celebrates three years of Turning Religion Inside Out - February 26, 2011 - February 26, 2014

“It’s not possible for one to say that they love God, or whatever one calls the Holy, and hate another human being or try to do damage to another human being…
The Guibord Center was established to really confront the distortions that we hold about one another and to uphold that which is good in one another.”
-The Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord

The Guibord Center in Action

The 2014 Event Schedule  The Guibord Center films every eventoffers another year of outstanding speakers and opportunities for deeper understanding of one another. All events are offered at no charge and are open to the public. The Guibord Center films and photographs every event, and makes the video available on this web site to a worldwide audience and for those unable to attend in person. Video is usually added within two to three weeks of filming. View the complete Video Archive.

Video posted today! “Saving Grace: A Faithful Response to Violence Against Women and Girls”

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, The Guibord Center turned religion inside out to all who are injured by violence against women and girls with Saving Grace: A Faithful Response to Violence Against Women and Girls.

This event, featuring women faith leaders of The Guibord Center and the music and dance of Swing Brazil, turned the misuse of scripture ‘inside out’ through a powerful and uplifting service of healing and ritual affirming the Holiness of the Feminine within all people.

Details, photos, transcripts and videos from this event may be found here.

Christian Sacred Texts 101 – The Liturgy of Tenebrae

Tenebrae ServiceSt. John’s Cathedral hosts the hauntingly beautiful liturgy of Tenebrae as part of our 101 Series: Sacred Texts in Sacred Places. The name Tenebrae (Latin for “darkness” or “shadows”) has for centuries been applied to the ancient monastic night and early morning services of the three days of Holy Week. Perhaps the most haunting feature in the service is the gradual extinguishing of candles and other lights in the church until only a single candle, a symbol of Christ, remains. Toward the end of the service this single candle is hidden, typifying the apparent victory of the forces of evil. At the end of the service, a loud noise is made, symbolizing the earthquake at the time of the resurrection (Matthew 28:2), the hidden candle is restored to its place, and by its light all depart in silence.

Video and photos available soon HERE.

Author Brian McLaren Video available now

Can you be a committed Christian without having to condemn or convert people of other faiths? Is it possible to affirm other religious traditions without watering down your own?

Many of those who attended this February 22nd event said Brian McLaren’s talk was so rich in content they look forward to the video so they can capture every moment.