Church of the Wild is becoming Wild Earth Spiritual Community!
Since its inception two years ago, Church of the Wild has sought to welcome and respect all fellow seekers from many faith traditions, recognizing the deep Oneness with the Earth that is foundational to all religions and indigenous spiritualities. The Church of the Wild community includes Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindu and many who self-define as spiritual but not religious.
Over the last several months we have been working hard to consider a name change for our monthly gatherings that would be more inclusive of a diversity of spiritualities. While the word "church" is a welcoming one to many, and neutral to many others, for some it is immediately exclusive.
After many thoughtful discussions and surveys within our membership, we have concluded that a different name would better represent our desire to be more welcoming to a wider range of religious beliefs and traditions. At our gathering this Sunday, May 3rd, we will officially become Wild Earth Spiritual Community.
We hope and trust that this name change will be an unequivocal invitation and welcome to all who wish to join us as we seek the Divine in nature together.
We look forward to journeying with you into the Wild Earth.
Rev. Sarah Anders
Spiritual Director, Wild Earth Spiritual Community
Executive Director, the Center for Spirituality in Nature