Writer-activist Audre Lorde challenges us to “do our own work” to name, engage and heal disparities, personally and politically. Explore how to become more responsible settlers trying to do justice work in the watersheds we inhabit. Led by Ched Myers and Elaine Enns, learn how we can grow more cognizant of what we walk into, learning the stories held by our places, our peoples and our cultures. For more information, please visit bcm-net.org
For 27 years, Ghost Ranch has hosted leaders in the Church, international affairs, politics and social justice organizations in annual discussion regarding moral issues facing church and society. This year we build on the theme bringing together biologists, a poet and medical anthropologist, musicians, theologians, educators and community leaders. To paraphrase an argument made in 1968 by Senegalese environmentalist Baba Dioum, we won’t save places we don’t love; we can’t love places we don’t know, and we don’t know places we haven’t learned. A symbiotic, relational ethos of watershed literacy and stewardship is crucial to the survival and flourishing of traditional societies. Watershed Discipleship is a “triple entendre” that recognizes we are in a watershed historical moment of crisis, focuses on our intrinsically bioregional locus as followers of Jesus, and urges us to become disciples of our watersheds.” ~ Ched Myers, 2016
The Wallace J Nichols, PCUSA Ministers, and Music Ministers will supplement the group theme time together but are not full stand-alone workshops. Wallace J Nichols, Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols, called “Keeper of the Sea” by GQ Magazine and “a visionary” by Outside Magazine is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renown marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, bestselling author, sought after lecturer, and fun-loving Dad.
Ministering Peace and Justice: Laurie Kraus, Director, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, PCUSA, Sara Lisherness, Director, Compassion, Peace & Justice Ministry, PCUSA
These dynamic leaders from PCUSA will organize this week’s worship in response to the wonderful experiences that will emerge and unfold.
The Sounds of Peace and Justice: Tim Gibbs-Zehnder and Tom Zehnder
These brothers lend their hearts and music for social justice during morning worship, evening concert, and spontaneous moments throughout the week! For more information, see ztheband.com