Signs of the Times !Santo! Varieties of Latino Spirituality – G180616
How do Latinos and Latinas pursue and practice Santo as part of daily life, worship, a rite of passage and spirituality? Probe features of this question for insight into engaging conversations about justice, the construction of racial identity, deterring racism and promoting reconciliation. For more information, see www.lpts.edu/news/2015/05/26/rev.-dr.-edwin-david-aponte-is-the-new-executive-director-of-the-louisville-institute-at-louisville-presbyterian-theological-seminary
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 ztheband.com
Edwin David Aponte
Edwin David Aponte is Executive Director of the Louisville Institute. Funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Louisville Institute seeks to enrich the religious life of North American Christians and to encourage the strengthening of their institutions by bringing together those who lead religious institutions with those who study them. Aponte graduated from Gordon College (B.A.), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.A.T.S.), and Temple University (M.A., Ph.D.). As a cultural historian, Aponte explores faith, spirituality and culture, especially the intersections of race, ethnicity, and religion. His various writings include ¡Santo! Varieties of Latino/a Spirituality (Orbis Books, 2012).