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Event:**ON-SITE & VIRTUAL** Earthing our Faith in this Time of Distress, with Diarmuid O’Murchu
Date:June 26th to July 2nd, 2022.


Earthing our Faith in this Time of Distress

Sunday, June 26 – Saturday, July 2

On-site: $635, includes private room and meals. Begins with Supper at 6:00pm on June 26 and ends with lunch at 12:00pm on July 2, 2022. 

Virtual: $435. Schedule and Zoom link will be sent in advance. 


Both Covid-19 and the UN Climate Change Conference in 2021, highlight all too vividly how precarious life on our planet has become and the urgent challenges arising for all of us at this turbulent time. The implications for people of faith, and particularly our responsibilities around eco-justice will be the focus of this weeklong retreat/workshop.

Beloved to the Genesis community for 20 years, this retreat will mark Diarmuid's last on-site visit to Genesis.


Facilitated by Diarmuid O’Murchu, MSC


Diarmuid O'Murchu, MSC, is a member of the Sacred Heart Missionary Order, and a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. He is a social psychologist most of whose working life has been in social ministry, predominantly in London, UK. In that capacity he has worked as a couple's counsellor, in bereavement work, AIDS-HIV counselling, and, in more recent times, with homeless people and refugees. As a workshop leader and group facilitator he has worked in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, The Philippines, Thailand, India, Peru and in several African countries, facilitating programmes on Adult Faith Development. His best known books include Quantum Theology (1996 - revised in 2004),  Ancestral Grace (2008), Jesus in the Power of Poetry (2009), Christianity's Dangerous Memory (2011), In the Beginning was the Spirit (2012),  God in the Midst of Change (2013) and On Being a Postcolonial Christian (2014).  He now lives in Dublin, Ireland.


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If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain: If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.
— Emily Dickinson