Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries (BCM) will offer the 2019 Bartimaeus Kinsler Institute, Indigenous Justice and Christian Faith: Land, Law, Language, February 18-22 in Oak View, CA.

Intensive 5-day seminars will focus on biblical literacy, naming and healing personal and political pathologies, and social analysis and Movement history. Each Institute explores a key issue such as eco-justice, nonviolence, undoing racism, healing, or art for social change.

Speakers for the 2019 Institute include:

  • Edith Woodley, a speaker/mentor on issues concerning Native American Spirituality and Creation.
  • The Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley, a public theologian, activist-scholar, ecologist-farmer, story-teller and wisdom keeper who addresses a variety of issues concerning American culture, faith, justice, race, our relationship with the earth and Indigenous realities.
  • The Rev. Robert Two Bulls, director of Indian Work for the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe and a second-generation Episcopal priest (Lakota).
  • Julie Tumamait-Stenslie, Tribal Chairperson for the Barbareño/Ventureño Band of Mission Indians
  • Dr. Jonathan Cordero, assistant professor of sociology at California Lutheran University
  • Brooke Prentis, an Aboriginal Christian Leader and descendant of the Waka Waka peoples who resides in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Jim Bear Jacobs, Director of Racial Justice for the Minnesota Council of Churches
  • June Lorenzo, member of and attorney for the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico

Regular registration for this program ends January 27. Learn more about the program at

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