Mon, Jun 13|
Anacostia River Park
Spirituality & Ecojustice on the Anacostia River
Join Beth Norcross for a Wesley Seminary Theological Course that will explore the interrelationship between spirituality, ecology and eco-justice along Washington D.C.’s Anacostia River. Open to non-Wesley students as well. To register contact email@example.com.
Time & Location
Jun 13, 2022, 9:00 PM EDT – Jun 17, 2022, 5:00 AM EDT
Anacostia River Park, 1900 Anacostia Dr, Washington, DC 20020, USA
About the event
Join us as we spend a week together on, beside and around the Anacostia River, Washington, D.C.'s "Forgotten River," in which we will experience firsthand the ecological, spiritual and human richness of this watershed. We'll focus on the historic and contemporary inequities within the Anacostia community and their interrelationship with environmental issues.
Through on-the-ground study and spiritual practice, this class explores the interrelationship between spirituality, ecology, eco-racism and eco-justice along Washington D.C.’s Anacostia River. We will examine the role that racism has played in the history of ecological abuse and neglect along the Anacostia River while discovering the significant ecological riches that nonetheless remain there. Throughout the class, we will engage in several Earth-based spiritual practices designed to deepen our experience of the Divine Mystery within this local sacred landscape and explore the role eco-spirituality can play in bringing awakening, healing and justice to the river and surrounding communities.
We will hike, boat, meditate and engage with community members during this powerful and enriching week.