Healing Haunted Histories:
A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization
A monthly book study meeting on Saturdays
January 21 - November 18, 2023
Noon - 3 p.m. EST / 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. CST / 10 a.m. - 1 .pm. MST/ 9 a.m. - Noon PST (USA)
Through social analysis, communal narratives, historical literacy and biblical reflection, this course will tackle the oldest and deepest injustices on the North American continent, which inhabit every intersection of settler and Indigenous worlds past and present. We will explore the places, peoples and spirits that have formed (and deformed) us in order to build capacity for personal and political Restorative Solidarity with our Indigenous neighbors.
All participants—white settlers, settlers of color, new immigrants, Indigenous and international students—will adapt our Landlines-Bloodlines-Songlines (LBS) model to their particular context. This class is not for spectating or merely informational; it is a practical workshop for each participant to do their own LBS research and engagement, sharing findings and exploring next steps for their discipleship of decolonization.
Students commit to the required reading, research and homework, and to offering accountability and encouragement to each other. Please go here for more information on Healing Haunted Histories.
Healing Haunted Histories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization
A monthly book study led by Dr. Elaine Enns, Saturdays, January - November 2023
$1250 per person
Early Bird discount of $25 if you register by December 31st. Use Coupon Code HHHEARLYBIRD at checkout.
3.0 CEUs: $10
Registration fee: $125 minimum
Payment plan available for balance of course costs. Contact Pansy Crumpler at email@example.com for arrangements.
Registration closes on January 5 at noon EST (USA)
Enrollment cap: 30 spaces
Virtual orientation session meets Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 5 p.m. EST / 4 p.m. CST / 3 p.m. MST / 2 p.m. PST
Class sessions meet monthly on Saturdays via Zoom
Class dates: January 21, February 11, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, September 16, October 21, November 18
July and August--no formal class sessions; small groups meet with participant/facilitator
Class times: Noon - 3 p.m. EST / 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. CST / 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. MST / 9 a.m. - Noon PST (USA)
Each monthly session is three hours and includes:
Presentation correlated to assigned chapter(s) from Enns/Myers and Charleston texts;
small group discussions focused on reading and participants’ own LBS work;
report-outs and discussion through JamBoards, councils and other online conversation tools;
a final gathering plenary for reflections, questions and discussion.
Participants purchase copies of these two books in their preferred format (Paperback, audio, Kindle, etc.):
Healing Haunted Histories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization, by Elaine Enns and Ched Myers (Cascade, 2021). Through the publisher we can provide a 40% discount in all offered formats (discount code received upon registration, expires Dec 31, 2022; note the book requires three weeks delivery time).
The Four Vision Quests of Jesus, by Steven Charleston (Morehouse, 2015).
You may cancel at any time up to January 5, 2023, at noon by emailing
Your credit card will receive a refund, minus a $25 cancellation fee.
If you have any questions, please contact Pansy Crumpler.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Elaine Enns has worked in the field of restorative justice since 1989, first focusing on victim-offender dialogue work in the Criminal Justice System, and more recently looking at how restorative justice applies to historical violations, including issues of intergenerational trauma and healing. She holds a Doctor of Ministry, and leads workshops throughout North America on restorative solidarity and discipleship practices of decolonization. She has published over a dozen articles, and coauthored with her partner, activist theologian Ched Myers:
Healing Haunted Histories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization (Cascade, 2021);
the two-volume Ambassadors of Reconciliation: New Testament Reflections on Restorative Justice and Peacemaking and Ambassadors of Reconciliation: Diverse Christian Practices of Restorative Justice and Peacemaking (Orbis Books, 2009).
An ecumenical Mennonite, Elaine was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and lives in southern California where she co-directs Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries (www.bcm-net.org) on traditional Chumash land.