28 Aug Ecological Ministry as Spiritual Healing in the African American Beloved Community

Ecological Ministry as Spiritual Healing in the African American Beloved Community

Garrett Evangelical
Completion Time: 5 hours
CEUs: 0.5
Tuition: $50.00
Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Ventra Asana; Michigan Interfaith Power & Light
Contact Info: Erin Moore

Class Description

In African American communities beset by blight, the practice of an engaged ecological ministry to create green spaces performs as the site of spiritual healing. Green space can serve as the conduit for access to the divine in mystical ways that move beyond mere consciousness. Within this liminal space provision is available for spiritual reflection to usher in the agency of a “green aesthetic” to revitalize the broken ravaged landscape and persons residing within it to ecological and spiritual wholeness. The lecture will be followed by a guided eco-meditation utilizing the labyrinth.

The Intersection program incorporates lectures by and reflection with the distinguished faculty and guests of Garrett-Evangelical. Over the course of the academic year, faculty members present lectures to the seminary community and public on topics ranging from theology, biblical interpretation, church history, and the church in society. By completing a three-step CEU Lecture Program, individuals can earn 0.5 (half) Continuing Education Units for each lecture and associated activity. This three-step process is as follows:
• Watch the recorded presentation online
• Complete an assigned reading
• Write a reflective paper, which will be reviewed by a Garrett-Evangelical faculty member

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