These Goals & Outcomes were developed in 2011 by a group of volunteers and members of the planning committee.
Our time together will be a "retreat" from our lives, but it will also be a time of self-reflection and community building. During the weekend we will engage in workshops, interactive sessions, salaat (prayer), creative writing, zikr (remembrance), art, reflections from the Quran and the Prophet's life, poetry, song, and muraqabah (silent meditation).
We will learn from each other and create dialogue with one another. While our time together will be brief, our goals will be great: To leave the retreat feeling a sense of peace and reconnection with our faith, our lives and with our community.
You are encouraged to participate as much as possible. We will take risks, we will laugh and we will cry. Our lives are intertwined with the Divine, with our families, our communities, our sexual and gender identities, and with the world around us.