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Pre-order “Healing Haunted Histories” | Discount code

In Healing Haunted Histories, Elaine Enns and Ched Myers invite readers to consider how the call to follow Jesus is also a summons to racial justice and decolonization. They chart a path for how we can dig into our family histories to face our… Continue Reading “Pre-order “Healing Haunted Histories” | Discount code”

January 2021 Third Thursday Teach-In

Join Ched Myers & Elaine Enns for our first Third Thursday Teach-in for 2021! On Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 7–8:30 pm EST: “Our Nation Was Born in Genocide” (Martin Luther King, Jr.) — Exploring a Discipleship of Decolonization We will discuss the “Epiphany”… Continue Reading “January 2021 Third Thursday Teach-In”

Celebrate MLKJ with a special (online) gathering

What a week it’s been! Epiphany indeed shed light on toxic white supremacy, challenging us to go deeper in our discipleship of decolonization and racial justice. As we prepare for our upcoming Bartimaeus Kinsler Institute 2021 online next month, we invite you to the… Continue Reading “Celebrate MLKJ with a special (online) gathering”

BARTIMAEUS KINSLER INSTITUTE 2021

February 12-15, 2021, Live on Zoom from unceded Chumash territory in the Ventura River Watershed Registration and Information The BKI2021 theme is “Deepening Practices of Restorative Solidarity.” For a third consecutive year we’ll explore the work of decolonizing discipleship. We’ll look at how white… Continue Reading “BARTIMAEUS KINSLER INSTITUTE 2021”

Unsettling the Word

Those in the watershed discipleship community will be interested in a recent book called Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization (Mennonite Church Canada, 2018), edited by Steve Heinrichs and illustrated by Jonathan Dyck. With 69 short entries by an excellent list of contributors,… Continue Reading “Unsettling the Word”

Eco-Stewards | Richmond, VA | June 29, 2019

The Eco-Stewards Program, an organization that uses a week-long, place-based learning program to create community among young adult leaders (ages 20-30) who care about the importance of the intersection between their faith and environmental stewardship, will be in Richmond, VA on June 29, 2019.… Continue Reading “Eco-Stewards | Richmond, VA | June 29, 2019”

Watershed Snapshot | The Jordan River Watershed, Part 2

Above photo: Jordan River today, Christopher-Sprake / iStock / Getty My name is Jonathan. I am a Mennonite Christian Palestinian US American. My dual identities as a Palestinian, and as a white US American offer me insight to Christianity both as an indigenous wisdom… Continue Reading “Watershed Snapshot | The Jordan River Watershed, Part 2”

Watershed Snapshot | The Jordan River Watershed, Part 1

Above photo: Jonathan Brenneman and Sarah Thompson with their grandmothers on their wedding day in 2018. © Peter Ringenberg, 2018 by Jonathan Brenneman Guest Contributor My name is Jonathan. I am a Mennonite Christian Palestinian US American. My dual identities as a Palestinian and… Continue Reading “Watershed Snapshot | The Jordan River Watershed, Part 1”

New Resource | Congregational Manuals on Watershed Discipleship

An exciting new resource is available for use in congregations and interfaith groups interested in caring for the environment: Rev. Dr. Nancy Wright and Richard Butz, MFA, have created a Congregational Watershed Discipleship Manual in partnership with Vermont Interfaith Power & Light and Voices… Continue Reading “New Resource | Congregational Manuals on Watershed Discipleship”

Podcasts to check out

In addition to the Bartimaeus Cooperative Minitries podcast or “Bartcast,” we wanted to let you know about some podcasts related to watershed discipleship topics and featuring some people in the watershed discipleship network recently. There’s a new podcast called “Shifting Climates,” which has featured… Continue Reading “Podcasts to check out”