Down to Earth: Embracing Healing, Justice and Joy


Do you want to have hope in these times?

Grounded in contemplative prayer, this third program of the EngagingSpirituality series invites participants into “oneness” with others and with the earth.

Program Overview

Down to Earth: Embracing Healing, Justice and Joy encourages participants to live in hope that an end to suffering and injustice is possible.

Program Goals

There are three primary goals for Embracing Healing, Justice and Joy.


Two volunteer co-facilitators are needed for Embracing Healing, Justice and Joy. JustFaith Ministries provides strong facilitation support.


Embracing Healing, Justice and Joy consists of eight 2 1/2 hour sessions, an immersion experience and optional end-of-program celebration.


There are three books used in Embracing Healing, Justice and Joy – all available through our JustFaith Ministries Bookstore.

Program Promotion

A comprehensive set of program promotion materials are provided.


The registration fee for Embracing Healing, Justice and Joy is $250 plus books/resources for participants.


What They’re Saying

Ed B.
Cheyenne, WY
“EngagingSpirituality was weeks of amazing gifts. I have an ever-deepening awareness of God’s presence in myself as well as in the vulnerable ones around me. Each session was an invitation to explore ancient ways of connecting more fully with my Creator through prayer and in service. I have become more peaceful, mellow, and present with others. I’m blessed by how and where the Spirit has led me.”
Eileen W.
El Paso, TX
“Everyone shared how much EngagingSpirituality has touched their lives. We all agreed that we can't stop here - that this is not just another program or retreat that we attended. We want to keep open our prayer space and grow in our relationship with God and we also want to be disturbed, to live a gospel life.”

Register Your Group

Program Registration


Program Includes:

  • Comprehensive materials and session guides
  • Facilitation guidance
  • Retreat and Immersion guidance
  • Adaptations for virtual groups
  • Direct access to program staff for support
  • 12-month access to program materials

When you register, you have 2 options:

  • If you want to register your entire group for a flat rate of $250, click the “Register Now” button below.
  • If you’d prefer each participant to pay a small registration fee on a sliding scale, email Susan Chapman at [email protected] to set up your group’s individual registration process.
  • Coming soon!
    In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, our new website will only feature the individual registration model with a sliding scale (second option above).

Books & Resources
for Group Participants

Participant books/resources are sold separately through our JustFaith Ministries Bookstore. The cost for books for EngagingSpirituality Program 3 is approximately $32/person (assuming participants already have the ES Prayer Journal from programs one and two of EngagingSpirituality). Note that there may be a small additional fee for an occasional video purchase.

In order to save shipping and the environment, JustFaith Ministries ships books to groups (not to individuals).

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the programs in the EngagingSpirituality series different from other spiritual programs?

EngagingSpirituality follows the trajectory of Jesus’ prophetic ministry and mission.  It calls participants to dismantle injustice with a spirit of compassion, opening their lives to Gospel-based justice and peace. It invokes the disturbing and unsettling Holy Spirit that rouses people from complacency. It demands a willingness to cultivate a wider and more tender heart, an open mind, and a deeper connection to struggling people and vulnerable life.

Do groups need to meet weekly?

We recommend meeting weekly or every other week.

Can I pick which EngagingSpirituality program I’d like to do first?

The programs in the EngagingSpirituality series were designed to be taken in order. Groups should begin with Creating Sacred Space for Self and Others (program one), followed by Bearing Witness to Suffering and Mystery (program two) and then Embracing Healing, Justice and Joy (program three).

Do we have to do all three programs in the series?

No. At the end of programs one and two in the EngagingSpirituality series there is time for members of the group to discern whether or not they would like to continue on to the next program in the series. A minimum of five members of the group need to commit to moving on to the next program or your group will become too small.

Can new participants join our group at any time?

We recommend that new participants not join a group that has already begun because of the community and trust that has already been established among group members. However, we do encourage keeping a contact list of all those who would like to do the EngagingSpirituality series and forming new groups later in the year.

Have Other Questions?

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