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Indigenous Spirituality

with Randy Woodley

What do indigenous traditions have to teach us? And what do we Westerners need to unlearn in order to be receptive to indigenous wisdom?

Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley is an activist, theologian, wisdom-keeper, and Cherokee descendant. He spends much of his time sharing indigenous traditions through his teaching and his Indigenous Center for Earth Justice, Eloheh. Eloheh is a Cherokee word for harmony, abundance, wholeness, and peace.

Join us for a conversation about “making relatives”--whether of land or trees or people different from us; the key components of the “Harmonious Way,” or what Randy calls humanity’s “original instructions” for how to live, which are common to all indigenous peoples; and how the lineage of trauma has hurt both those in the margins and those who caused the harm.

We’ll also explore what it means to decolonize our spirituality and learn from each others’ stories.

Randy’s books include Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision, and his most recent book of reflections and practices, Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth. He and his wife, Edith, co-sustain Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice and Eloheh Farm & Seeds outside Portland, Oregon. Learn more about their programs at and

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