Forest Bathing Retreat

The experience of forest bathing, or forest therapy, is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, (literal translation to ‘Forest Bathing’), which started in the early 1980s. It is a practice of deep nature connection, of slowing down, being present to the moment and experiencing the natural world through one’s senses. As participants open …
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Indigenous Theologies & Epistemologies

This course is an exploration of Indigenous ways of knowing and being. The course foci include Indigenous identity, Indigenous ways of teaching, ceremony, and their implication for the practice of theological reflection. The course focuses primarily upon Indigenous groups from North America and Hawaii, through dialogue, media, and assigned reading. Students will complete weekly assignments …
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The Whole Creation Groans: Preaching Good News in the Age of Climate Change

Taking its title from Romans 8:22, this class will explore the biblical, theological, and moral bases for Christian solidarity with the various movements for a sustainable future. Using novels and films, alongside scientific and theological writings, we will discuss the different social and natural systems that are accelerating climate change and what kinds of possibilities …
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