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Theme: Praying the Psalms in Lent and Beyond: Shaping a Justice Imagination

Faculty: Gabby Cudjoe-Wilkes and Andrew Wilkes

Contact: Donna Bryant at [email protected] or 615-340-7233

Sponsors: The Upper Room

The Psalms are an excellent place to center ourselves and to be mindful of communion with God. Even Jesus learned to pray through the Psalms and died with a Psalm on his lips. From joy and praise to rage and lament, the Psalms give expression to the entire range of human emotions, helping us honor our full selves and bring all of who we are to God.

Join us on March 18, 2023, for an online Academy Day Apart retreat where we will focus on the spiritual practices of silence and contemplation as we journey intentionally through this Lenten season. We will be guided by Gabby Cudjoe-Wilkes and Andrew Wilkes, who are the co-founding, co-lead pastors of The Double Love Experience Church in Brooklyn, New York, and authors of Psalms for Black Lives, recently published by Upper Room Books. In our time together during this retreat, Gabby and Andrew will help us engage the Psalms to create a laboratory of justice imagination. Let us shape our hope together.

All who register will be provided with pre-retreat content and prompts for reflection along with suggestions for going deeper after the retreat.

Participants may attend the retreat as an individual or as a group gathered in the same physical space. Register by March 12, 2023.

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FEE: $60 – $120 (sliding scale)*

*The full value of this Online Academy Day Apart Retreat is $120. To make participation accessible for any who want to attend, you may choose to pay anywhere from 50% to 100% of the full price. We encourage you to pay as high on the scale as possible to allow us to continue offering these programs and to provide scholarships for those who need them. Actively enrolled students may register for $30.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Contact [email protected] BEFORE registering if in need of scholarship assistance.

GROUP RATE: $750**

**Congregations or other organizations that want to gather a community in one location and participate together through a single Zoom account are invited to register as a group at a special rate of $750 for the whole group. This can be a great option for a local church that wants to hold an in-person Lenten retreat for their community without needing to create the content. If you have questions about how group participation works, please contact our office.


Email [email protected] with questions or for more information.

This retreat is eligible for a 0.5 CEU at a cost of $2.50. Groups can order multiple CEUs for individuals in their group during registration.

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