Sharing Stories ~ Changing Lives
28 September 2012 – 30 September 2012
You are invited to come and join this retreat for women of all ages! This will be a time to be in community, to sing, to learn and to share the stories of our lives.
How we are with one another, how we engage with scripture and how we interact with the non-human world is a continual process of “Sharing Stories” that requires attention to heart and spirit as well as to dynamics of power and justice.
Life is change and all of our lives are necessarily changing, but when we talk about “Changing Lives” it is important to ask, “who is changed and who does the changing?”
Save! Earlybird Registration before July 1 – $395 plus tax (shared room)
Registration is $435 plus tax (shared room) after July 1
For private room add $70
Rabbi Laura Duhan Kaplan is spiritual leader of Or Shalom Synagogue. She has taught courses in biblical interpretation at the University of British Columbia, and courses on exploring ourselves through personal narrative at UNC, Charlotte. Her mother’s name is Ruth, and she loves the many dimensions of the Book of Ruth.
Laurel Dykstra is a bible and justice popular educator from a white, working class background. She spent ten years in community, including L’Arche and the Catholic Worker movement, both before and after studying at Episcopal Divinity School. She lives in Vancouver with her alternative/extended family where she continues to be involved with activism and hospitality rooted in Christian community. Her justice work focuses on urban poverty; the activism of children, youth, and families; challenging white privilege; and Queer and gender-Queer participation and resistance in churches. Laurel is a member of Interfaith Institute for Justice Peace and Social Movement, Streams of Justice—a Christian activist community, and is a postulant for ordination in the Anglican Church. Her publications include Liberating Biblical Study, Set Them Free: The Other Side of Exodus and a Queer-positive picture book Uncle Aiden.
Western Women’s Conference Plus Retreat
28 September 2012 – 2 October 2012
As the essence of the fall season breaks forth in the Okanagan Valley, pause. This is the time to explore what’s next – getting to the essence, letting go, rediscover the commons and community. Treat yourself to four nights and days to explore the theme and conversations of Sharing Stories, Changing Lives.
Leader(s): Lois Huey-Heck, Program Director for Spiritual Nurture
Save! Earlybird Registration before July 1 – $545 plus tax (shared room)
Registration is $585 plus tax (shared room) after July 1
For private room add $140