Keeping Body & Soul Together
The summer of 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of a report that almost tore the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) apart. “Keeping Body and Soul Together: Sexuality, Spirituality and Social Justice” proposed a ground-breaking sexual ethic and examined the importance of ten challenging sex and gender issues. The report was so “hot” that it was soundly rejected and barely studied. Now, 25 years later, it’s regarded as both prophetic and somewhat dated.
Marvin Ellison and Sylvia Thorson-Smith were two of the primary writers of this report.
Come to Ghost Ranch and discuss the heated controversy of 1991, the incredible changes that affect how we think about these issues now and how people of faith can seek to “keep body and soul together” in the future. Bring your own questions, insights and passion for love and justice. As our ethicist friend James B. Nelson has said at the beginning of workshops: “I invite you to a lively experience of oral sex; we’re going to talk about it!”
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. 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 either 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p. m. (MST).
Three ways to register:
- 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]
- 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.