May 10 - 12, 2013 Fri – Sun (2 nights)
Michael and Lorri Hardin
Using the work of René Girard, Michael Hardin has articulated a nonviolent paradigm for the atonement. Explore questions such as: Is God violent? Was Jesus’s death a demonstration of God’s love?
May 17 - 19, 2013 Fri – Sun (2 nights)
Ken and Katharine Jacobsen
Early Christian communities and early Quaker communities were socially and culturally diverse groups of people, surprisingly knit together by the power of divine Love into communitas – new and Love-awakened relationship with one another and with the world
July 14-18, 2013 Sun - Thur (4 nights)
Our ecological crisis calls for a new way of thinking. Earth Literacy is that; it is understanding the sacredness and implications of the universe story as it is told through science.
October 20-30, 2013 Sun - Wed (9 nights)
Permaculture is a design science grounded in a three-fold ethic of care for the earth, care for people, and the fair distribution of wealth and resources.
October 25-27, 2013 Fri - Sun (2 nights)
This weekend course is designed to enhance our understanding of strategic thinking by drawing on our collective and individual experiences of planning and doing, or thinking purposefully about how we can get from where we are to where we want to be.
February 14-16, 2014 Fri - Sun (2 nights)
The heart-based practices of Compassionate Listening are applicable in the family, meetings and congregations, and community-based organizations – wherever the possibility of conflict transformation arises.
February 21-23, 2014 Fri - Sun (2 nights)
When we are called to a social action, few of us will find that we have the resources we need or want to achieve the change we would like to bring about in the world. How do we decide which thing or things we should attempt to achieve from among the many possibilities that exist at any given time?
February 28 – March 2, 2014 Fri - Sun (2 nights)
Jen Karsten and Soledad Alfaro
This is a workshop for middle-school teachers seeking the training and materials necessary to promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of wetlands and watersheds.
April 11-13, 2014 Fri - Sun (2 nights)
George and Ingrid Lakey
Yes, a heritage of class and race divisions does handicap movements for peace and for social and environmental justice, but awareness can make a difference. This weekend offers specific understandings and tools that support unity and collaboration.
April 25-27, 2014 Fri - Sun (2 nights)
To work effectively and efficiently with and through others, it is important to build and maintain organizational trust.This course is designed to respond to the recognition that we cannot do all that needs to be done ourselves; therefore, we must find ways to work with and through others.