These photographs were made in light of ancient texts and those of our communities and earth suffering from a changing climate. They are images of ecological lament and fragile vitality that invite an earth-formed perspective on narrative and justice in the age of climate crisis.
In “The Soul of the Living Universe” we will explore, re-imagine, and embody a new unifying Christian story of the cosmos. Delio’s brilliant lectures will be enhanced by embodied performance of the universe’s evolution directed by Emily Jarrett Hughes. Osseous Stirrings, a photography exhibition by Emilie Bouvier inspired by “dry bones” narratives from Genesis and Ezekiel, speaks of ecological lament and fragile vitality. This conference invites the creative expression of all participants as we move together to embody our role as co-creator, participant in the unfolding of life.
What is the unbreakable, indestructible essence inside each of us that the art of dance seeks to reveal? Dancer-choreographer Maureen Fleming searches for an understanding of this internal and universal dimension through her installation featuring photography by Lois Greenfield, Christopher Odo, Spencer Tunic and Fleming.
In three experiential sessions, we’ll explore the layers of meaning the word belonging evokes. Ted Bowman will facilitate the sessions, using prompts, guided discussions, and invited guest poets and singers.
Come hear Gilbert draw on her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. Whether you hope to write a book, make art, or simply live more expansively in the world, she offers powerful insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration as well as the attitudes, approaches, and habits that support a creative life.
Come engage with scholar and former science teacher Elizabeth Johnson, Professor of Theology at Fordham University. Drawing from her book, Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love, she probes the meaning of creation in order to invigorate ethical behavior that cares for plants and animals with a passion integral to faith’s passion for the living God.
Among wise, creative, and inspiring theologians today, Elizabeth Johnson and Diana L. Hayes stand out. Both will be featured in the Hedgerow Seminar and through their most recent books. They will take us to the heart of issues challenging our faith today: our treatment of the natural world, and the poverty and prejudice embedded in U.S. social structures.
Using image, fabric and handquilting, these icons tell the stories of women of the Bible, members of Janet Hagberg’s imaginary “Red Sea Band.” Reflection questions allow the viewer to make personal connections with the women.
He Qi’s art is a fusion of many traditions. In his works, one can find traces of medieval and Renaissance art, as well as the traditional Chinese crafts of paper cutting and weaving and hints of surrealism. Biblical events, themes, and images permeate most of Dr. He Qi’s paintings. His art brings a freshness of vision to old familiar stories and a reminder that God’s promises are both enduring and universal.
These rich days refreshed our souls and equipped us for a fresh articulation of God’s re-birthing.Barbara Brown Taylor and John Philip Newell, both treasured for their ability to illuminate with clarity and grace the questions and hopes we carry, weaved together sacred threads of the Christian household and other wisdom traditions as participants focused on the healing of God’s people and all creation.