Events

Volunteer Disaster Chaplaincy Training

July 15 – 17, 2019

The Beecken Center—in partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN)—invites clergy and lay spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this disaster chaplaincy training at the beautiful University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, July 15–17, 2019. Participants who complete this certification can volunteer in their own diocese or faith community, or with NDIN and its national partners. NDIN can also assist unaffiliated volunteers in finding disaster spiritual care volunteer opportunities in local communities across the United States.

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The Art of Teaching Spiritual Discernment with Listening Hearts Ministries

August 5 – 9, 2019

March 2 – 6, 2020

The Beecken Center of the School of Theology is partnering with Listening Hearts Ministries to offer two intensive, four-day retreats to train participants in the art of facilitating and mentoring spiritual discernment groups using the Listening Hearts approach. Held at the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, Tennessee, the retreats will include communal meditation activities; workshops that teach the practical aspects of teaching spiritual discernment; and a series of discernment sessions, each of which is followed by a reflective review to gain insight into the elements that bring forth fruitful discernment. Both retreats offer the same content. We are offering two retreats in order to accommodate the schedules of those who would like to attend.

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Deep Green Faith: Holy Forest Kinship

September 6 – 7, 2019

Join us September 6–7, 2019 on the campus of the University of the South―a certified Tennessee arboretum, with more than 120 different species of trees on campus—in beautiful Sewanee, Tennessee as we explore these and other themes in an organic interweaving of religion, science, and the arts, with contemplative and embodied experience.

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The 2019 EfM Graduates Retreat: Life in Christ/Praying in Christ

September 20 – 22, 2019

All EfM graduates and EfM mentors with four or more years' association with EfM are invited to join us at the 2019 EfM Graduates retreat, held at St. Mary’s Sewanee Sept. 22–24. The retreat will focus on The Rev. Dr. Julia Gatta’s recent book, Life in Christ: Practicing Christian Spirituality.

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