Signs of the Times – Imagining Peace and Justice

June 24, 2018 - June 30, 2018

Signs of the Times – Imagining Peace and Justice – G180613

Workshop ID: G180613
Dates: June 24, 2018June 30, 2018
Price: $650.00$1,550.00

The muse and imagination of signs of the times, Howard lends his talents as a poet (read Light & Shadow, 2016) and keen observer to the week inspiring artistic communication and interpretation as the week emerges and unfolds. His recent book, Listening Deeply (2017), gives a grounded process for stewarding organizational change. Immerse yourself in the artistic and pragmatic expression of watershed discipleship.
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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


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

Howard F Stein

Howard F. Stein, Ph.D., an organizational, applied, psychoanalytic, and medical anthropologist, as well as poet, is professor emeritus in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, where he taught for nearly 35 years. He now facilitates the American Indian Diabetes Prevention Center’s meetings. He is the author of thirty books, of which nine are of poetry. He has written many poems from his annual visits to Ghost Ranch. He is Poet Laureate of the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology. His most recent poetry book is Light and Shadow (2016). It is available at