Rooted and Grounded

Theme | Pathways through Climate Doom: Resistance and Resilience

Sept. 28-30, 2023

More information about this year’s conference and theme will be coming soon. The call for papers and workshop proposals will go out in January 2023.

For more information, email [email protected].

Keynote speakers

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What to expect

The three days will weave together worship, theology, biblical study and praxis. In addition to keynote presentations, papers and workshops, participants will join in several worship services. An afternoon of immersion experiences will give participants opportunities to explore conservation and restoration efforts in the region. A schedule will come soon.

Conference location

This year’s conference will be offered in a hybrid format. Some elements will be available only to in-person participants, and some will be available to participants joining via livestream.

In normal years, the AMBS campus, with areas of native grass and wildflowers, rain gardens, a prayer labyrinth, a community garden and a walking path, provides opportunities for learning, recreation and meditation.


More information will be coming soon.

Immersion experiences

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In-person registration costs

More information will be coming soon.

Virtual registration cost

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Co-sponsors include: The Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions and Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, Goshen College

Contact us

For more information, email [email protected].

Learn more about past gatherings

2021 ►  Rooted and Grounded keynotes explore loss, connection and imagination

2018 ► Rooted and Grounded speakers call for changed value systems, worldviews

2017 ► Rooted and Grounded participants challenged to radical discipleship in caring for creation

2015 ►Rooted and Grounded conference yields hope for the future

2014 ►The Bible was central in Rooted and Grounded conference on land and discipleship