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AwakeningSoul Presents: Justice is the Body of Love ~ Love is the Soul of Justice

  • Lutheridge Conference Center 2049 Upper Laurel Drive Arden, NC 28704 (map)
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AwakeningSoul is an uplifting, four-day event held annually in early November in Asheville, NC. Join us for thought-provoking speakers, amazing musicians, and a community of wonderful folks from around the country.

Come for:

Sanctuary ~ a sacred space of hospitality where we can find rest, respite, and renewal
Sustenance ~ abundant food for hungry souls; intellectual and spiritual nourishment that both challenges and nurtures
Inspiration ~ deep conversation, uplifting music, evocative art and spirit-filled worship, encouraging us to look deeply into our lives and choices, energizing us as we return to our communities

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This year’s presenters include:

Ed Bacon ~ activist priest, rector emeritus All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, a
regular guest on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday Series, author of 8 Habits of Love

Heidi Kim ~ staff officer for Racial Reconciliation, The Episcopal Church (TEC)

Larry Maze ~ retired bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas, faculty member of the Haden
Institute’s Summer Dream and Spirituality Conference

Catherine Meeks ~ executive director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, Atlanta, author of Standing on Their Shoulders and editor of Living into God's Dream
and our chaplain

Brian Prior ~ bishop, Episcopal Church in Minnesota music by Fran McKendree and the AwakeningSoul Ensemble

This year’s program

Each of our amazing speakers have made fighting for the marginalized and challenging the
establishment their life’s work. They are passionate about creating a world where there is justice and peace among all people and that the dignity of every human being is respected. Through personal story, the prophetic voices of scripture, and exploration of archetypes they will challenge us to be more open, perceptive, and aware.

Registration fees range from $480 for commuters to $780 for a single in an off-site hotel. Young adult and group discounts available. Lodging, pricing details and links to registration are available at

For any additional questions contact Ann Holtz at or 865.414.8509.