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Anacostia River Park

Spirituality & Ecojustice on the Anacostia

This course will explore ecology, spirituality and eco-justice along this urban river, examining the role of racism in ecological abuse and seeking spiritual awakening for healing and justice within sacred landscapes and community.

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Spirituality & Ecojustice on the Anacostia
Spirituality & Ecojustice on the Anacostia

Time & Location

Jun 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 21, 2024, 4:00 PM

Anacostia River Park, 1900 Anacostia Dr, Washington, DC 20020, USA

About the event

Sponsored by Washington Theological Seminary and offered through Wesley Theological Seminary, Beth Norcross will team with Rev. Dr. Kip Banks, a leader on racial inequity issues in the D.C. area and pastor of a church on the banks of the Anacostia, to present Spirituality & Eco-justice on the Anacostia. This special course will explore ecology, spirituality and eco-justice along this urban river, examining the role of racism in ecological abuse and seeking spiritual awakening for healing and justice within sacred landscapes and communities.

This program is a wonderful opportunity for seminarians and pastors to earn seminary credit or CEUs. It is also open to all with special Wesley registration.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To understand and appreciate the natural and human history of the Anacostia River, including historic eco-racism along it.
  2. To understand and experience the ecology of the Anacostia River.
  3. To explore how culture and ethnicity affect one’s relationship with nature.
  4. To understand the concepts of eco-racism and eco-justice.
  5. To understand and experience spirituality in nature, in particular the spirituality of water.
  6. To examine the relationship between spirituality, nature and race.
  7. To examine how a spiritual relationship with nature might inform and transform our relationship with each other and Earth.

WHEN & WHERE: 

  • June 17 - 21, 9am-4pm on and along the Anacostia River beginning at Anacostia River Park. 

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