Stones Cry Out: Praying with the Land: Anglican Lutheran National Worship Conference

July 18, 2024 - July 21, 2024
July 18-21, 2024
Early Bird rate:(until May 31, 2024): $475; Regular rate (after June 1, 2024): $525 Accommodations are not included in the registration fee, but they are available on the Luther College campus and you can reserve a room via the registration form. Residence Room (including taxes): $55.50/person/night

Our expressions of worship come with the richness of faith communities seeking to articulate their relationships with God. At the same time, the same faith-filled liturgies are embedded with the language and expressions of empire; these biases continue to exclude voices from the margins.

How can our churches create liturgies that make space for these voices? How can we confront empire in the way we pray, sing, preach and celebrate the sacraments? What does it mean to decolonize liturgy on Turtle Island in light of the call to the churches to live into our responsibilities in light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Action?

This conference engages questions of how to begin to decolonize worship within the Anglican and Lutheran contexts. The stones are crying out for justice especially in the ways we pray and worship. Let us begin by listening to the land, hearing the ancient voices of creation that hold our narratives.

This conference aims to build an awareness of decolonial approaches to worship and even to begin to decolonize the worship conference itself through a slightly different format.

Join our panel of speakers and worship resource people to discover ways to begin this work together.