Past Workshops (2016)

Hedgerow Initiative | The Strength of Her Witness: Jesus Christ in the Global Voices of Women

Women identify with Jesus in fresh and diverse ways—as friend, birthing woman, breast feeding woman, insignificant one, suffering woman, Christa, surrogate, abandoned, forgotten, enslaved, subject to empire. Their witness demonstrates the full humanity of women and the robust faith women live despite sexist, racist, elitist, colonial mindsets.

Join in exploring and transforming the Christian doctrine too often used to oppress women.

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Prairie and Poetry

Experience a one-day seminar on the prairie that attempts to reveal the richness of our landscape through careful scientific observation and thoughtful reflection guided by literature. Enjoy a day of wondering and wandering through the wild restored prairie at Belwin Conservancy in Afton, MN.

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Experiencing Hildegard of Bingen

Come delve into the life and creativity of Hildegard of Bingen, a twelfth-century Rhineland mystic, writer, healer, leader, playwright, composer, and preacher. In 2012, 833 years after her death, she was declared a saint of the universal church and one of only four women among 35 persons officially recognized in Catholicism as a “Doctor of the Church.”

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Boundless Compassion Retreat with Joyce Rupp

Join Joyce Rupp in exploring this vital quality from many dimensions, including science, medicine, theology, spirituality, sociology, and psychology. During this week-long retreat, you will explore your personal and professional experiences of compassion, re-energize your ability to offer loving kindness, and go forth with a renewed commitment to be a compassionate presence for yourself and those who are in the midst of pain, struggle and transition.

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