Shared Interest Groups

Working Together
CFUW North Vancouver and CFUW West Vancouver are independent of each other but work together in the following interest groups.

Arts and Faith
based partly on Juliet Benner’s book “Contemplative Vision.” This monthly Zoom interest group would incorporate brief analyses of Christian-themed paintings from art history and the contemporary era, as well as some spiritual practices from the ancient monasteries. It will be a year-long course, on the third Tuesday morning of the month 10:00am to 10:40am (or longer) beginning September 15th, 2020. This group needs a Zoom host to help make it happen. Please register – dtstephan@shaw.ca

Being Different Together
I will offer some learnings from my seminary courses about differences in people in order to gain a fuller understanding of human diversity and flourishing. The weekly series of seven Zoom workshop lecture sessions would each have a Q and A period at the end of a brief presentation beginning October 15, 2020, 10:00am to 10:40am for 7 Thursday mornings in a row until November 26, 2020. Please register with Zoom host Kim Collett – kimcollett@shaw.ca

Contemplative Life Writing
The writing consists of learning techniques from contemporary Creative Non-Fiction writing and learning to give peer feedback. The monthly group will be on the first Tuesday of the month (October 6) 10:00am to 10:40am (or longer) on Zoom for new registrants. It usually runs all year. Please register with Zoom host Lynn Joseph – lynn.ljis@gmail.com


Issues & Advocacy Group [formerly Community Studies]
Issues and Advocacy is designed to keep abreast of issues at the local, provincial (BC Council) National (CFUW) and International levels (Graduate Women International) and to inform both clubs of advocacy deemed necessary within the goals and policies of CFUW. The group also takes the lead in organization of public forums to encourage discussion and action on the part of attendees. The Group meets the 2nd Friday of each Month September to June.

International Studies Group
CFUW, as a whole, has UN and GWI links. Members explore international issues affecting women. Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM.

Technology/Web Group
Members meet to exchange information about technology. Discussion topics include computers, the Internet, various new digital hardware, and our website. Meetings are at 7:15 PM Tuesday evenings four or five times throughout the year.