Deep Green Faith: Holy Forest Kinship

Sewanee, TN
Sept. 6-7
Event Title
Deep Green Faith: Holy Forest Kinship
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The University of the South
Sewanee, TN 37383
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Event Details
This two-day workshop, co-sponsored by the Beecken Center of the School of Theology and the Center for Religion and Environment at the University of the South, will focus on the underlying nature of forests, their multi-dimensional impact on humans, and humanity’s relationships with itself and the ecosystems which sustain it. Participants will explore ecology, faith, and the role of trees in scripture through lectures, contemplative experiences, engaged discussion, worship, and outdoor sessions in beautiful Sewanee, Tennessee, itself a certified Tennessee arboretum with over 120 species of trees. Dr. Matthew Sleeth, author of Reforesting Faith: What Trees Teach Us About the Nature of God and His Love for Us, will deliver the keynote address, and Dr. Karen Kuers, professor of forestry at the University of the South will also speak. Local artist and retreat-leader Connie Keetle will lead outdoor experiences, and Robin Gottfried, Ph.D, director of the Center for Religion and Environment, will also lead several sessions. CEUs are available.
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Paul Schutz