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A Genesis Journey: From Rivalry to Reconciliation

Saturday, February 29, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (settle in at 8:40 a.m.)

St. Scholastica Monastery

Lenten reflections tend to be private and personal, but a full engagement with gospel themes draws us also into a relational realm. How are we doing in our patterns of communication with others? How are we doing with unhealed relational hurts from the past? From Hagar to Jacob to Joseph and his brothers, Genesis provides a powerful set of stories for us to locate our own stories of woundedness and woundingness. Interactive learning will allow participants to learn basic principles of restorative justice and how to apply them to reconciling conversations with others and with God. Rather than giving something up for Lent, start this season by entering the heart-zone of human relationships: the deepest place where healing and formation meet.

Facilitator: Ted Lewis, a Restorative Justice Trainer and Consultant for the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, assisting new programs in building restorative dialogue programming. Since 1996 he has done work as a practitioner, trainer, program manager, director and teacher. Since 2004 he has applied restorative practices to church communities through workshop and reconciliation services. (see  Ted lives in Duluth and also runs the Agapé Peace Center which hosts peace education gatherings.

 Cost: $75.00 including lunch and refreshments (Please inquire about scholarships, if needed!)

"One Mission, Two Locations"

St. Scholastica Monastery
1001 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811


McCabe Renewal Center
2125 Abbotsford Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803