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Discerning the Signs of the Times: Crossing Borders – G190642

Workshop ID: G190642
Dates: June 23 - June 29
Price: $525.00 - $1,235.00

“Indeed we live as humans beings, but we do not wage war according to human standards; for the weapons of our warfare are not merely human, but they have divine power to destroy strongholds.” II Corinthians 10: 3-4 / NRSV

In this time of deep polarization and pain in our country, people of faith and goodwill long to find ways to connect across barriers of exclusion and oppression. These barriers show up in the strongholds of racism, xenophobia, white supremacy and environmental abuse. As they intersect with one another, they augment each other’s destructive power. Overcoming these strongholds requires breaching the divisions upon which they thrive.

When people hear one another’s stories, divisions dissolve.

Stories trigger compassion, commitment, and community. They allow connection to happen. This week at Ghost Ranch will be an intersectional story event in which we will:

  • Learn and practice listening and dialogue skills that build relationships across boundaries to support healing divisions in church and culture.
  • Experience a Feast Day at Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo (formerly the San Juan Pueblo).
  • Explore these intersections through worship, storytelling, the arts and the powerful landscape of Ghost Ranch.


Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,235.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,175.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$950.00
Camping RV$675.00
Camping w/Electricity$635.00
Rio Arriba Commuter$525.00
Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson is the Coordinator for Racial and Intercultural Justice at the Presbyterian Mission Agency. A writer and pastor who has served multiracial and intercultural churches in the Washington area, Denise is also known as one of the

Alonzo Johnson

Rev. Dr. Alonzo Johnson is the Coordinator for the Self-Development of People Program (SDOP) of the Presbyterian Church (USA). SDOP partners in the development and empowerment of economically poor, oppressed and disadvantaged community groups seeking to

Laurie Ann Kraus

The Rev. Dr. Laurie Ann Kraus directs Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the national and international response agency for the Presbyterian Church (USA), and an associate director for the ministries of Compassion, Peace and Justice in the

Sara Pottschmidt Lisherness

Sara Pottschmidt Lisherness is the Director of the Compassion, Peace and Justice Ministry area of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) This ministry area includes poverty and hunger alleviation, disaster response, development, peacemaking, faith-based investing and corporate

Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.
  • Note:  Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.
All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability). For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1001 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available SundayFriday8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to:
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST.
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