A Retreat – Taking Nature Personally: Human Flourishing in Ecological Community

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A Retreat – Taking Nature Personally: Human Flourishing
in Ecological Community
June 16-18
St. Francis of the Woods Retreat Center, Coyle, OK
Set within the natural rhythms of the day, using spiritual practices in nature, and hearing stories and other sources of wisdom, we will explore three dynamics:
Who we are as persons in nature

An economy that respects our ecological community

Civic life that fosters participatory community

From this process we hope to come to awareness and perhaps decisions about our personal lives and our engagement in the world.

There will be music, stars, poetry and healthy local food!

Presented by Turtle Rock Farm, facilitators are Mark Davies and Pat Hoerth.
For more details and to register, go to Turtle Rock Farm’s Calendar and scroll down to the retreat. For more information, email pathoerth@gmail.com


About Mark Y. A. Davies

Mark Davies is the Wimberly Professor of Social and Ecological Ethics and Director of the World House Institute for Social and Ecological Responsibility at Oklahoma City University. He is the Executive Director of the Leadership, Education, and Development (LEaD) Hub North America of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church and an Oklahoma Humanities State Scholar. Mark has published in the areas of Boston personalism, process philosophy and ethics, and ecological ethics. Dr. Davies serves on the United Methodist University Senate, which is “an elected body of professionals in higher education created by the General Conference to determine which schools, colleges, universities, and theological schools meet the criteria for listing as institutions affiliated with The United Methodist Church.” He and his wife Kristin live in Edmond, OK in the United States, and they have two daughters. The views expressed by the author in this blog do not necessarily represent the views of Oklahoma City University or the United Methodist Church.
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