ClassesFor Seminary Credit:
To Register:Contact the person whose name is listed along with each class. They will provide instructions for applying.
"Fierce Landscapes: Listening to the People of Appalachia" December 30, 2016-January 8, 2017
Hosted by Wake Forest Divinity School, Winston-Salem, NC and sponsored by AMERC
This 12-day immersion is followed by 3-4 interactive distance learning sessions and a 15-20 page integrative paper. The immersion finds its home among the people of Western North Carolina and Southwest Virginia. Students will enjoy on-site interactions with congregations, and religious and community leaders. Time for spiritual development, worship, and reflection provide the framework for the immersions. Participants will be aided by readings prior to the immersion experience.
Date: December 30, 2016-January 8, 2017
Beginning at High Pastures Christian Retreat Center, Burnsville, NC
Cost: $1,000, Non-Wake Forest students.
Deadline for application: November 1, 2016; Deadline for payment: December 1, 2016.
For further information and to register, contact:
Dr. Bill J. LeonardWake Forest University School of DivinityP.O. Box 7719 Reynolds StationWinston-Salem, NC 27109336-758-4315
Beginning in Richmond, KY and ending in New Market, TN
The course is a cultural immersion in eastern Kentucky and eastern Tennessee. This course will focus on written and oral Appalachian stories as a basis for a narrative-based model of pastoral care through collective narrative practice that emphasizes care of individuals and communities. Through reading and visits with storytellers, we will look at the lives of contemporary authors through narrative theology and interpret liberation theology in the Appalachian context. Further, we will contextualize the narratives of our Hebrew matriarchs and patriarchs in conversation with indigenous mountain stories and liberative narrative practice.
Cost $1200 tuition per student
Deadline for application: October 1, 2016; Deadline for payment: November 1, 2016.
"Ancient Mountains and Deeply Rooted Lives" May 22-June 6, 2017
Beginning at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
Deadline for application: April 15, 2017; Deadline for payment: May 1, 2017.
Clayton, Director of Contextual Education
Columbia Drive/POB 520
Kimberly Clayton, Director of Contextual Education
Columbia Theological Seminary
701 Columbia Drive/POB 520
Decatur, GA 30031
"Environment and Religion in Appalachia: Immersion Seminar" June 25-30, 2017
This class has been cancelled and may be rescheduled.
Date: June 25-30, 2017 (plus online work before and after)
Beginning at Lutherlyn Arbor Village, Pennsylvania.
Cost: Contact Dr. Waldkoenig
Deadline for application: March 25, 2017 Deadline for payment: April 25, 2017.
Dr. Gilson WaldkoenigLutheran Theological Semnary61 Seminary RidgeGettysburg, PA 17320717-338-3029
CEUs are available for continuing education. These courses may also be taken by seminarians as individual studies.
Walking Our Spiritual Path: Reflections on the Spirituality of the Cherokee People
March 7-12, 2017
Cost: $350/double room; $500/single room, $200 commuters
Hosted by Catholic Committee of Appalachia and sponsored by AMERC
This continuing education event explores the history, customs, myths, and spiritual ways of the Cherokee people. From discussions and experiences participants reflect upon the spiritual beliefs and traditions of the Cherokee people. This seminar provides an opportunity to learn from the Cherokee and examine one’s own spiritual path.
For information or to register, contact:
54 Crewes Waterfall Road
Cherokee, NC 28719
or Fr. John Rausch