LIVING A THEOLOGY OF THE LAND: July 31-August6, 2011
An integrative and land based seminar that will assist towards experiencing earth as primary sacred reality.
A collaboration of Xavier University and Grailville, a Center of The Grail in the United States, this workshop is offered for 3 graduate and undergraduate credit hours, and audit through Xavier University.
Through story and shared experience, participants will explore how experiencing the land, Christian mystical tradition, ritual, phenomenology, the arts and cosmology inform a living theology. Daily reflection, prayer and meditation will offer time and space for understanding the created and creative as a way into Sacred Mystery. Living a Theology of the Land will open pathways of guidance toward more meaning-filled, viable living on earth.
Living a Theology of the Land will be led at Grailville, 300 acres of organic gardens, woods, a constructed wetland, labyrinth, pastures, ponds, creeks and simple, beautiful interior spaces.
The workshop will be led by theologian and biologist Leon Chartrand, PhD, and program co-founders and Grail members, Elizabeth Robinson, artist, and Kathleen Sellers, MTS. Dr. Chartrand is visiting faculty in ethics, ecology and theology at Xavier. Other presenters and guest speakers include Xavier theology faculty members and environmental activists, writers, agriculturists and other community resources, including:
• Gillian Ahlgren, PhD, XU professor of theology
• Steve Edwards, BBA - Farmer, CSA at Grailville
• Elizabeth Groppe, PhD, XU associate professor of theology
• Pauletta Hansel, MEd, MFA - Grailville Co-Director, Poet, Writer and Author
• Mary Lu Lageman - MS in Agriculture, Grailville Farm Activities Coordinator, Permaculture Design Consultant and Teacher
• Rosie Miller, OSF - XU instructor in theology
• Trina Paulus, BFA - Author of Hope for the Flowers, Agricultural Activist, Artist, Grail member
Leon Chartrand PhD
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