To Honor the Earth
January 10 — March 28, 2019, 10 classes
Thursdays/afternoon and evening classes
Afternoon 4 pm — 6 pm CST
Evening 7 pm — 9pm CST
With Melanie Harris’s book, Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths, as inspiration and guide, we’ll dig into our own stories—How did you and I grow up in relationship with Earth? How were our ancestors rooted in honoring earth? What resources are to be found in faith traditions honoring earth? Melanie Harris shares her own story as well as a womanist process that challenges the white, usually male, vision and priorities of the environmental movement. Honoring Earth fully needs the voices of all, especially those silenced because of gender, race, and class. To Honor the Earth is an opportunity to reflect and share with others as we listen to our deep longing to honor Earth and respond to the extreme challenges facing humanity. The book will provide model and process to wake us up, inviting us into the deeper work of engaging our own stories so we can act with heart and soul. Leader: The Rev. Judith Liro, St. Hildegard’s Community.
You can participate on-line by Zoom or in person at Trinity Church, 4001 Speedway, Austin. Participants in Austin will share a simple meal. Contact Judith with questions or to register: firstname.lastname@example.org,, 512-925-9156 Cost is a sliding scale $40-$100. Inquire about a Zoom class at another time if you cannot make it on Thursdays.
Dr. Melanie Harris, author of Ecowomanism, will speak in Austin, Texas April 5-6, 2019 during the “Calling in the Key of She” event sponsored by Equity for Women in the Church www.equityforwomeninthechurch.org.