Presenters

Nancy Joan Brighid

Nancy Joan Brighid is a Baptist preacher’s daughter who has had a calling to the spiritual
life since childhood.  From 1988-2016, Nancy held a career as a field botanist, ecologist, and
educator. She did botanical and ecological field surveys all over the Inter- and Rocky Mountain
West from 1988-2012. Her career was mostly focused on helping the tribes, pueblos and public
land managers meet environmental compliance laws; and restore their lands and communities
to health. In the final decade of her career, she taught Indigenous and Indio-Hispano students
the conservation and environmental field sciences. Since Nancy took retirement in 2016, she
has been in AmeriCorps non-military federal service. She currently has the honor of running a
VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program for North Central New Mexico Economic
Development District. Nancy is an active member of three churches (AME, Episcopal, and
Catholic). She worships wherever she finds people walking the talk of the path of love as our
Christ Jesus taught it.

Events with Nancy Joan Brighid

Hybrid: Oblates Only Retreat: Walking In Beauty
June 7 - 9, 2024

The Indigenous Diné (Navajo) People have a concept that is the core of their spiritual teaching. That concept is called hözhö. It is translated to English as Walking in Beauty. The concept of Walking in Beauty is that of being in harmony, wholeness, and balance with our earth and all who reside within her precinct. The concept of hözhö is in complete alignment with the central teaching of Christianity, which is based on Jewish law, and as spoken through the words of Jesus: ”And He said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and…

Hybrid: Ecological Justice Workshop
July 6 - 20, 2024

Deganawida was an indigenous peacemaker born in what is now the northeastern US/southeastern Canada sometime between the 12th and 15th centuries. His “The White Roots of Peace” is a concept in which we make peace within ourselves first, then in our families and communities, and finally between communities. In this Ecological Social Justice workshop, we will study how we can begin to forge the “White Roots of Peace” anew. We will do this by finding how we can live sustainably in our local ecology by purchasing or producing our basic needs for food, shelter, clothing, and energy within our bio-geographical region…