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Kabbalat Shabbat – Indigenous People’s Day Speakers Edith and Randy Woodley
November 25, 2022 | 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Friday, November 25, 6:15pm, Stampfer Chapel
Please join us on Indigenous People’s Day, the day after Thanksgiving, for a special Kabbalat Shabbat service with guest speakers Edith and Randy Woodley. They are the co-founders of Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice and Eloheh Farm & Seeds, which is a community, a ceremonial ground, a learning center, and a regenerative teaching farm in in Yamhill, Oregon. They will speak on recovering the indigenous parts of ourselves.
Brief Bio for Randy and Edith Woodley
Edith Woodley is a member of the Eastern Shoshone tribe, having been raised on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. She has a degree from Bacone Indian College.
Randy Woodley was raised near Detroit, Michigan and is a Cherokee descendent recognized by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Randy also serves as Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture and Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies at Portland Seminary. Dr Woodley’s expertise has been sought in national venues such as Time Magazine and The Huffington Post. He has written numerous books, chapters and articles.
The Woodley’s have been involved in serving their own Indigenous people and mentoring Indigenous leaders and others, for over three decades. They are known as loving and vulnerable leaders who speak truth to power on matters of concerning American culture, spirituality, justice, race/diversity, regenerative farming, our relationship with the earth and Indigenous realities. Edith and Randy have four children and six grandchildren. They share the EMO 2021 Ecumenists of the Year Award. See eloheh.org