Seminary for Everyone

Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being

Author: M. Shawn Copeland

This deeply important work of theology examines what exactly it means to be human. As a Black feminist, M. Shawn Copeland explores how her own community’s experience can inform our theology about humanity. Her work especially focuses on the contemporary challenges of race, the vulnerability of the human body, and oppression. From this perspective, she explores classical theological themes such as the church, Christ, the Eucharist, and humanity. This work is personally challenging in all the best sort of ways. It pushes us to be better and to think more clearly about what it means to be human.

This retreat will be lead by Pastor Colin Cushman, the director of Camp Indianola and a passionate and engaging teacher.

The format of this retreat has been adapted for COVID safety. Individuals or families will sleep spaced out from others, potentially even in their own bunkroom (depending on configuration of attendees). Participants will be masked. Many pieces of the retreat will be held outdoors, and ventilation will be increased indoors. Full COVID vaccination is required for participants. 

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Dates and Times:

March 4th – 6th, 2022




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Full COVID vaccination

Read Enfleshing Freedom before this retreat 


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