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ReMembering for Life

by Sara Wolcott Guest Contributor “Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?” — Matthew 8:18, King James Version So much has been disMembered in our current United States society that when we come to the…

Counter Mapping: a decolonization tool

by Dave Pritchett Watershed Discipleship Editorial Team Member In my essay, “Watershed Discipleship in Babylon,” in the Watershed Discipleship anthology, I argued that the grid system is fundamentally opposed to the watershed. Where the watershed unites creatures within it by the hydrological cycle, the grid…

Aloha ‘Aina: Reflections from the Eco-Stewards Program in Kailua, Hawai’i

Editor’s Note: The Eco-Stewards Program is entirely grassroots and is sustained by the grace of God in addition to the energy and passion of a handful of volunteer leaders. by Vickie Machado Watershed Discipleship Editorial Team Member This year’s Eco-Stewards trip was a new…

Incarnate in Nazareth

Editor’s note: Sam Greenlee preached this sermon on January 14, 2018 at City Life Church in Midtown Sacramento, CA. by Sam Greenlee Guest Contributor The image in the meme above comes from The Lion King and shows Simba talking with his father, Mufasa. Mufasa…

Christian Food Movement: an interview with Nurya Love Parish

by Cherice Bock and Nurya Love Parish In 2014, Rev. Nurya Love Parish began organizing a network she called the Christian Food Movement, and started a farm-based ministry called Plainsong Farm in Michigan. A former Unitarian Universalist and now Episcopal priest, Parish preached on…

Choosing #DayOne

by Craig Stewart Originally appeared in The Warehouse newsletter I didn’t come to public activism easily or naturally. In August of 1989 Archbishop Tutu and Rev Boesak led a series of beach protests in Cape Town to highlight the racial segregation of South African beaches. The…

Sacred Earth Youth Camp, Vancouver, BC, July 29-August 10

Youth ages “13-25ish” are invited to attend the third annual Sacred Earth Camp, organized by Salal + Cedar, a watershed discipleship community in Vancouver, British Columbia (Coast Salish Territory). Salal + Cedar hopes other watershed discipleship communities will send young people to learn together and…

Poetry from a Time of Drought

Today we feature three poems by Julia Baker, which were written during the long-lasting California drought from 2012–2017. Eden’s Drought I had forgotten the music of water touching earth. My tears have been the only rain. Drought is slow death, shroud of smoky sin…

Elaine Enns & Ched Myers teaching at Ghost Ranch retreat on watershed discipleship June 24-30

Join Elaine Enns and Ched Myers at Ghost Ranch June 24-30 for a retreat called “Signs of the Times — Watershed Discipleship and Restorative Justice: Mapping Bloodlines, Landlines, and Songlines.” Ghost Ranch is a beautiful education and retreat center in New Mexico, an excellent…

Grounding: Ecology, Faith, Hope conference in Ontario, May 25-26

Watershed discipleship artist and theologian Bob Haverluck will be the artist-in-residence and keynote speaker at the upcoming conference Grounding: Ecology, Faith, Hope in Bracebridge, Ontario May 25-26, 2018, at Bracebridge United Church. All are invited to attend. This conference follows the Muskoka Summit on the…