Friday, November 23, 2007

A Retreat with Dr. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott

The OASIS Commission, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark for the LGBTi communities, presents a facilitated weekend retreat Jan. 11th-13th with Dr. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott (Author, Feminist Theologian, Scholar and Academician) at beautiful Mt. Paul in Oak Ridge, N.J. The theme of the retreat -- which is available to and appropriate for anyone -- is "Trans-Spirituality, Trans-Religion, Trans-Gender & Transforming"

Dr. Mollenkott offers these definitions: "I understand 'trans-gender' to be an umbrella term for all people who transgress our society's dominant gender paradigm: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, intersexual, unconventional-heterosexual, and any other transgender people. By 'trans-religious' I refer to the themes of universal compassion and justice common to the great world religions. By 'transforming' I refer to both personal and societial healing."

The facilitated retreat begins with supper on Friday night and continues through Saturday afternoon. Personal retreat and reflection time follows on Saturday evening and Sunday, concluding with lunch.

Retreat cost is $125 including workshops, two nights accommodation and five meals. Advance registration and payment is required. Register at today.

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