What’s in a Worldview: from Creation Stories to Trickster Tales
Saturday, October 3, 9:00am - 12:00pm
This workshop will be presented by Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, Chair on Truth and Reconciliation at Lakehead University, with Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat, Adjunct Professor, Trinity College, Toronto School of Theology, as responder.
Through reflection and storytelling, Cynthia will relate an indigenous understanding of the relationship of human beings with the rest of creation. Sylvia will respond to the indigenous worldview Cynthia shares, by reflecting on the ways indigenous wisdom could inform the Western settler church’s historical understanding of the biblical worldview that places human beings “in charge“of the rest of creation.
During the workshop, participants will have opportunities to ask questions and reflect on their own awareness of their relationship to the family of earth. A desired outcome of this workshop is for the participants to leave informed and inspired, and with their imaginations and hearts open to the concept that we are all related in this family of earth, “We live because everything else does.”
This workshop will be offered on the Zoom platform; the link will be provided closer to the date to registrants.