CULTIVATING CLIMATE JUSTICE: TOOLS, HOPE, THEOLOGY & SPIRIT
Explore the economic, cultural, political, and ecological contours of the systemic crisis we face, and grow in the knowledge, skills, spiritual strength, and community that are so vital to forging the paths toward climate justice.
Does your heart ache at the thought of climate change and what it means for your children, grandchildren, loved ones? Do you yearn for hope as you face the realities of climate change? Are you longing to help build a world in which God’s good garden Earth and all people may flourish? Join us for a dynamic weekend of growth in knowledge, skills, spiritual strength, community ~ all vital to forging paths toward climate justice. We will share stories of meaning and purpose, learn to employ five key strategies, worship, laugh together, honor grief, delight in joy, and relish the desert as space for contemplation of beauty and calling.
Climate justice retreat sponsored by the Center for Climate Justice and Faith and Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
Participants will leave better motivated and equipped to actively work toward climate justice sustained by faith and community.
- Stories and storytelling, one-to-ones, no blame or shame
- Practical examples and work, including change on all three levels ~ structural, individual behavior, and consciousness/worldview
- Multi-sensory engagement
- Exposure to the global climate justice movement and resources
- Spiritual nature of engagement and paradox in structural change
- Building a community of support and having fun
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Retreat facilitator is Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Moe-Lobeda is founding director of the PLTS Center for Climate Justice and Faith.
Resource people participating virtually include Dr. Lisa Dahill, a professor of Christian spirituality and creation-centered faith who serves as Miriam Therese Winter Chair for Transformative Leadership and Spirituality at Hartford International University; rev. abby mohaupt, Director of Education and Training for GreenFaith who is a founder of the “green seminary” movement. Also participating is Ruth Ivory-Moore, policy and advocacy manager at the Global CCS Institute.