Our focus for the training is to offer faith leaders the opportunity to network, learn how to best support their communities and congregations, and process the hope and grief of climate work in a sacred sanctuary space.
Who can apply? This ecumenical event is open to clergy and ministry
leaders who lead congregations and/or extension ministries and want to know
more about climate and how climate work intersects with the local church. Please apply here. Application deadline is March 1st.
Space is limited to a small cohort. To apply, please
for an application link. Your submitted application will be followed up with a phone
call. For questions and more information, contact Rev. Richenda Fairhurst, email@example.com
The history of this training—The idea for this
training follows the success of the Ministers’ Trainings at the Center
for Earth Ethics at Union Seminary, in New York
City. The opportunity to collaborate with the Climate Speakers Network to bring a similar training to the west coast seemed
clear and timely.
When, Where, and How Much?
Where—The training is located in beautiful Ashland, Oregon, at the Ashland First United Methodist Church (175 N. Main Street, Ashland, OR, 97520). The Church is walking distance from hotels, parks and restaurants. Ashland, Oregon, has easy accessibility along the I-5 by car, and is connected by direct flights into Medford Airport from a number of major cities in the west.
When—The training is three full days, from May 1st to May 3rd. Registration begins at 9:30am, we ask you please to come on time as we will begin and end the training with a ceremonial Peacemaking Circle.
Costs—The training is free, and includes most meals, however, attendees will need to pay for their lodging and travel as well as any meals taken off campus.
Lodging—Special group discounts are available within walking distance of the church and downtown plaza, but space is limited and must be reserved by the first week of April. Upon acceptance of your application, we will provide further details on lodging.
Accessibility—The Ashland United Methodist Church is fully wheelchair accessible.