“God has made known to us the mystery of his will…to gather up all things in Christ, things in heaven and things on earth.” – NRS Ephesians 1:9-10
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BLESSING THE WATERS OF LIFE:
Justice and Healing for our Watersheds
was held September 26-29, 2017
at Menucha Retreat and
Columbia River in Oregon
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing, Professor of New Testament, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Dr. Rossing directs the seminary’s Environmental Ministry Emphasis and regularly teaches a course on “Nature in the Bible.” Her research focuses on the book of Revelation, ecology and liberation. She is the author of The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation.
Worship Leader: Rev. Dr. Paul Galbreath, Professor of Worship
and Theology, Union Presbyterian Seminary
Dr. Galbreath is author of “Leading into the World” a rediscovery of biblical imagery and language that supports our care of creation and shapes our prayers and worship.
Musicians: Jim and Jean Strathdee, international artists who share a prophetic vision of social and environmental justice through music
Pre-Conference EJ Immersion
SPIRIT OF THE SALMON – Water, Culture, and Justice in the Columbia Watershed
was held September 25-26, 2017
Organized in partnership with members of Columbia River tribes, Spirit of the Salmon – Water, Culture, and Justice in the Columbia Watershed is a two-day pre-conference exploration of the environmental justice issues affecting the tribes of the Columbia River Watershed. Participants will learn about tribal culture and spirituality, see first-hand how climate change and pollution are affecting the Columbia River and tribal life-ways and treaties, and experience hopeful models for healthy communities and watersheds. Read more.