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What’s Lament Got to Do With It?: What J35 Can Teach the American Church

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Cremona 201

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Day of Common Learning

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The unprecedented show of mourning exhibited by J35 as she carried her dead calf off the Pacific Northwest coast this summer serves as an important reminder to Christians. For while the push to fix the environmental exploitation and ecological devastation facing our world is critical, we also need to lament, mourn, and grieve first to fully experience and understand what has taken place. Christian scripture teaches us that we can’t move toward transformation, sustainability, or reconciliation without going through sorrow, mourning, regret, and lament. This session will both highlight the role Christianity has played in the devastation and colonization of indigenous peoples and lands as well as provide a 9-element model from the lament psalms for both individual and corporate lament. Examples of lament prayers will be provided. Participants will also have an opportunity to write a group lament over environmental exploitation and ecological devastation.

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Oct 17th, 1:00 PM

What’s Lament Got to Do With It?: What J35 Can Teach the American Church

Cremona 201

The unprecedented show of mourning exhibited by J35 as she carried her dead calf off the Pacific Northwest coast this summer serves as an important reminder to Christians. For while the push to fix the environmental exploitation and ecological devastation facing our world is critical, we also need to lament, mourn, and grieve first to fully experience and understand what has taken place. Christian scripture teaches us that we can’t move toward transformation, sustainability, or reconciliation without going through sorrow, mourning, regret, and lament. This session will both highlight the role Christianity has played in the devastation and colonization of indigenous peoples and lands as well as provide a 9-element model from the lament psalms for both individual and corporate lament. Examples of lament prayers will be provided. Participants will also have an opportunity to write a group lament over environmental exploitation and ecological devastation.

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