Earth Honoring Faith / Listening To Earth, Opening To God

June 23, 2014 - June 29, 2014


Dates: Jun 23, 2014 – Jun 29, 2014

Instructor(s): Beata Tsosie-Peña, Janet Parker, Melanie Harris, Chandra Taylor-Smith, Kathy Sanchez, Nicole Salimbene, Kathy Wan Povi Sanchez, Mary Ann Lundy

Price: $395.00 Workshop ID: G14S641


earth_honorWhat are Earth’s voices saying to us? How do we listen? And how do we respond so as to celebrate life, embrace hope, and work together for Earth care and self-care on an endangered planet? Women’s experience and voices will be highlighted—Native-American, African-American, Anglo-American, and Latina-American.  Men’s voices will join. Presentations, conversations, contemplative practices, art, prayer and ritual come together in this workshop/retreat.


Janet_parkerThe Rev. Dr. Janet Parker is the recipient of the National Council of Churches’ 2007 Environmental Sermon Award. She is the pastor for parish life at Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ in Arlington, VA.

instructor_melanie_harrisDr. Melanie L. Harris is Associate Professor of Religion and Ethics at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas where she teaches in the areas of Christian Social Ethics, Womanist Religious Thought, African American Literature and Religion, and Media and Religion. Author of the book Gifts of Virtue: Alice Walker and Womanist Ethics. Dr. Harris’s scholarship provides insight into ethical theory and by uplifting the moral practices and values of women.

Chandra_Taylor_SmithThe former Vice President for Research at the Council for Opportunity in Education and Director of The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, Chandra Taylor, is the National Audubon’s Vice President for Community Conservation and Education.

Kathy_sanchezKathy Sanchez (Wan Povi) is a community activist from San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico. Kathy has worked women’s issues related to culture, the environment, and social change for most of her life. She was the co-founder of Tewa Women United, a group that raises awareness about environmental issues, domestic violence prevention, and drug and alcohol abuse.

Nicole_salimbeneNicole Salimbene is a visual artist, working with unconventional materials to explore themes of sustainability, spirituality and archetypal poetics.Her work has been exhibited in juried shows and galleries nationally and internationally, as well as reproduced for publications and purchased for private collections. She leads workshops in environmental and contemplative art making practices in affiliation with American University, Clark University, the Lama Foundation, and a variety of community and professional organizations.

Mary_Ann_LundyMary Ann Lundy is retired from positions in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and in the World Council of Churches. She was an originator of the Re-imagining Conference held in Minneapolis in 1993, which stirred wide controversy about women’s theology.

Need more info? Call Evelyn at 505.685.1001 or Angela at 505.685.1002.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
  2. Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.


Categories: Ecology/Theology  |  Lifelong Learning  |  Seminars