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The Work that Reconnects – Moving from Despair to Empowerment in the Age of Planetary Distress

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019 - Sunday, April 7, 2019


Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center
11700 SW 100 St
Denton, NE 68339

As the climate changes, injustices erupt, and decency slips away from the public square, many of us are feeling increasing isolation and despair. It is hard to know how to be grounded and hopeful in this world, or where to even begin. This retreat builds off the work of pioneering eco-philosopher and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy to lead you into a transformative journey that will reorient your perspective on our current crises and give you the tools to become a bearer of hope for future generations. With backgrounds in psychology, sustainability, ministry and environmental justice, our four seasoned workshop leaders have the tools to take you on a journey of healing, joy, and empowerment. Join us for a weekend of renewal in the beauty of a Nebraska prairie.

Friday, April 5   6:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6   9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 7   9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The retreat is intended to lead participants on a cohesive journey, and thus registration is available only for those who can attend the entire retreat. Cost: $90. Deadline to register: March 23rd.

Register here.

Mary Pipher is a psychologist the author of The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture.

Kim Morrow is a minister and sustainability consultant who has worked at the intersection of spirituality and ecology for many years.

Judy Greenwald is a retired school social worker and teacher of ELL students, and currently volunteers as a mediator with the Lincoln Mediation Center.

Aubrey Streit-Krug is the director of Ecosphere Studies at the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas.

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