I was intrigued by this ten-minute video passed on to me by community organizer and Council super-volunteer John Parker. I first came to learn of watershed discipleship through Fred Bahnson, director of the Food, Faith, & Religious Leadership Initiative at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. He organized the second annual summer course in 2014 at Wake Div, which was entitled “Sabbath Economics and Watershed Discipleship.”
Watching Rev. Laurel Dykstra in this video compelled me to know more of her story. I appreciated her encouragement for us to grow in watershed discipleship literacy and in biblical literacy. I hope you will enjoy this quick video as I did.
Read the background that was listed with this talk:
We stand at a watershed moment in terms of global climate change and in the journey towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Using the concept of watershed discipleship, the Rev. Laurel Dykstra explains how we can unite these two struggles in the pursuit of climate justice.
Dykstra is currently priest in charge of Salal & Cedar, a watershed discipleship community currently organizing the Sacred Earth Environmental Justice Camp for youth and young adults.