Manifest is a faith-based, theologically progressive initiative. Our purpose is to connect men with each other in ways that ennergize and heal, creating deeper connections with themselves and those around them.
I have been working with men individually and in groups since 2009 – first in military and prison chaplaincy and more recently as a facilitator of gatherings around subjects that include separation and divorce, mentoring, fathering and being fathered, simplicity and compassion, and male rites of passage.
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As a group, North American men are in trouble – and that trouble has implications for all of society. North American statistics in areas such as suicide, incarceration, violent crime, family custody arrangements, and education consistently demonstrate that more men than women struggle and variously underperform as positive, contributing members of society. Men also exact a disproportionate demand on society’s resources. While males are still generally socialized to be providers, unemployment and underemployment along with a host of other factors is making it harder for many of them to do so, and adaptation is proving elusive for many.
Men of all ages have capacities and abilities that are not being called forth in our postmodern age. Much positive masculine energy is not generally encouraged or welcomed. Our world is increasingly in need of spiritually and emotionally mature people. We need more real adults and fewer people who psychologically and emotionally perform as children who inhabit adult bodies. We need more people who are self-aware and self-less; fewer who are self-absorbed and selfish. We need more people who are grounded, and generative toward the planet, society, and the following generations, people who can one day be elders, and not just elderly. At least 49% of those people should be men.