Healing Haunted Histories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization
Join Neighborhood Seminary for this live virtual course, Healing Haunted Histories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization, facilitated by Elaine ENNS, Thursdays, beginning September 7 and concluding November 30, 2023.
Time & Location
Sep 07, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT – Nov 30, 2023, 7:00 PM EST
About the Event
Join Neighborhood Seminary in a live virtual course, Healing Haunted Histories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization, facilitated by Elaine Enns, Thursdays, beginning September 7 and concluding November 30, 2023.
ABOUT THE COURSE
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 to https://healinghauntedhistories.org for more information on Healing Haunted Histories.
COURSE DATES & TIMES
Live class sessions meet Thursdays via Zoom.
Class Dates: September 7 & 21, October 5 & 19, November 2, 16, & 30, 2023
Class Times: 4-7 p.m. EST / 3-6 p.m. CST / 2-5 p.m. MST / 1-4 p.m. PST (USA)
Each session is three hours and includes:
- Opening plenary led by Elaine with an introduction and overview of the reading assignment;
- Designated small groups of 4 to 6 participants for personal work around decolonizing discipleship;
- Report-outs and discussion through JamBoards, councils and other conversation tools;
- A final gathering plenary for reflections, questions and discussion.
Participants purchase a personal copy of this book in their preferred format:
- Healing Haunted Histories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization, by Elaine Enns and Ched Myers (Cascade, 2021). Upon registration, information provided for 40% discount coupon. Note: Allow 3-4 weeks delivery time.
COST & REGISTRATION
Cost: $350 | 2.0 CEUs: $10
Minimum Registration fee: $100.
Payment plan available for balance of course costs. Contact Pansy Crumpler at firstname.lastname@example.org for arrangements.
Registration closes on August 7, 2023, at noon EST (USA).
Enrollment cap: 30 spaces
This course is open to persons coast to coast.
Persons from NC Conference of The UMC should contact Steve Taylor, Director of Connectional Ministries, at the conference office regarding scholarships before registering.
You may cancel at any time up to August 7, 2023 by emailing Pansy Crumpler,
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);
- 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.
Healing Haunted Hist PAID
This ticket is for 1 participant entry into the course "Healing Haunted Histories" paid in full.$350.00
Healing Haunted w/CEUs PAID
This ticket is for 1 participant entry into the course "Healing Haunted Histories" paid in full with 3.0 CEUs received upon completion of course.$360.00
Healing Haunted Hist Deposit
This ticket is a deposit for 1 participant entry into the course "Healing Haunted Histories" with $125 registration paid. Payment plan to be established for remainder of course cost.$100.00
Healing Haunted w/CEUs Dep
This ticket is a deposit for 1 participant entry into the course "Healing Haunted Histories" with $125 registration paid and fee for 3.0 CEUs upon completion of the course. Payment plan to be established for remainder of course cost.$110.00