When we look up at the vastness of the universe, does that make us feel very small, or does it make us feel connected to something so much larger?
Reverend Gawain de Leeuw was raised in a multicultural, interfaith family in Rochester, New York. He graduated from Oberlin College, the University of Chicago, and General Theological Seminary. Upon winning the Luce Scholar’s award, he served in Korea for two years as the vicar of the Anglican Cathedral and lecturer in liturgical theology. He serves on the boards of Meals on Wheels, the Housing Action Council of Westchester, and Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic. He convenes the White Plains Religious Leaders, and helped found Westchester United, a community based power organization, He has taught a freshman utopian and dystopian literature and world religions at local colleges. He is also a member of the Order of the Ascension, and a Rotarian.
What happens in our bodies and in our brains when we join together in a communal liturgy, where people sing or dance or celebrate together?
How does play help us understand the rules of the game for both science and religion? How can they help us better understand and create more joy in the work that we do?
Rev. Dr. Gawain de Leeuw, an Episcopal priest in White Plains, suggests that perhaps evil is rooted in our need to cover up that which threatens to make us discardable and invisible.