Celebrating body and soul – How our bodies can save the world
The Green Christian Retreat with Keith Hebden
Friday 10 – Sunday 12 June 2016,
Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, North Wales, LL34 6YF
Green Christian’s annual retreat weekends are always a great time to be encouraged in faith and care for the earth, to make new friends and enjoy good company. If you haven’t been on one before you’ll be especially welcome.
This year we will be joined by Revd Dr Keith Hebden. Keith is a parish priest, author and activist in the diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, where he serves as Diocesan Environmental Officer. He writes and teaches on Christian anarchism, community organising, nonviolent resistance and social and environmental justice issues.
Through an exploration of prayer, contemplation and action this weekend is an opportunity for discovery. It is a chance for each of us to pause and pay special attention to our souls and bodies and how intentionally we can let them belong to the creation that shaped them.
Our bodies are the starting point of our ethical, spiritual, and inter-personal lives. For over ten thousand years we humans have produced incredible technologies but with each generation’s advances we take a step further away from our proper place as a partner and co-learner with the rest of creation. This includes the growing distance between one and another and between us and God.
By bringing our attention back to the relationship between our earthly bodies and how they relate to the rest of the earth we find new resources for being agents for social and spiritual change. Most importantly of all we learn and lead others in seeing greater ecological care as coming home like the Prodigal Son and discovering creation running with open arms to greet us!
Celebrating Body and Soul – How our bodies can save the world – The Green Christian retreat 2016 with Keith Hebden
Friday 10 – Sunday 12 June
Noddfa, Old Conwy Road, Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF
Noddfa is a Welsh word meaning haven or refuge – a place of peace and welcome, a place where you can regain energy. It is the name of the centre run by the sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary in Penmaenmawr, on the North Wales coast near Llandudno. Visit www.noddfa.org.uk
Trains from Chester stop on request at Penmaenmawr station which is a short walk from the house.
Cost: £120. Four places are available to younger adults at a special bursary rate of £60 – you are welcome to ask for further details. Children under ten pay £20. A non-returnable deposit of £30 is required when booking. The balance is due by 14 May or as soon as possible.
The weekend starts with the Friday evening meal at 6.30pm and ends after lunch on Sunday. If you wish to stay an extra night on the Thursday or Sunday that can be arranged by contacting Noddfa direct: 01492 623473.
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