Environmental Theology Retreat

Join the very Rev. Dr. Gary Hall, Dean and President of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, for a weekend retreat to discuss five environmental questions. The twenty-first century is shaping up to be the era of environmental theology not only for Christians but for all faith traditions. As we become increasingly aware not only of the ecological challenges we face but also of the ways in which our faiths have neglected the authentic religious power of the natural world, the concerns organize themselves around these five questions:

1. What do humans owe the planet?
2. Where do we encounter God in nature?
3. Why is the environment a justice issue?
4. When do we know the non-human "other"?
5. How, then, shall we live?

Using the resources of scripture, environmental theology, and literature, we'll spend the weekend posing these questions and fashioning a response. We'll also spend some time in the natural setting of Camp Stevens and the mountains and desert nearby. And we'll have time, on Saturday night, for some "pre-modern" entertainments of singing and storytelling .On Sunday we will gather for Eucharist and final reflections.

The program will begin with supper Friday evening and end after lunch Sunday. Due to diminished accommodations resulting from the recent fire, dormitory accommodation in Blum Lodge is available for 12 persons only. Overnights, 6 meals, and program cost $175.

Accommodations for additional persons are also available at local Julian hotels and campground.

Program and meals only–$75.

To register, send the registration form and $50 deposit to Camp Stevens, PO Box 2320, Julian, CA 92036.

For more information: http://www.campstevens.org/

Phone 760.765.0028.

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