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Previously scheduled for November 2020, new dates are in place for October 24-29, 2021 at the same location with same faculty.

Theme:  “The Secret of Joy”

Faculty:  Dr. Loyd Allen and Rabbi Chava Bahle

Contact: Co-Retreat Leaders: Kathy Leithner,  or Susan Southall

Sponsors: Oklahoma Conference of the UMC and Upper Room Ministries

Reading list from Loyd Allen:

  1. Living with Wisdom: A Life of Thomas Merton by James H. Forest (Orbis Books, 2008)
  2. New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton (New Directions, 2007)

Reading list from Chava Bahle:

  1. The Burning Word – A Christian Encounter with Jewish Midrash by Judith M. Kunst (Paraclete Press, 2006) Order directly from author for $15 at this link: https://Gumroad.com/JudithKunst
  2. The Wisdom of Judaism – An Introduction to the Values of the Talmud by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins Jewish Lights Publishing, 2007)

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