During Lent, the partnership dioceses will host weekly book discussions on “Ladder to the Light: An Indigenous Elder’s Meditations on Hope and Courage,” by Bishop Steven Charleston. Participants can choose between discussion groups on Zoom on Sundays at 3 p.m. or Thursdays at 3 p.m. The discussion series, led by Canons Cathy Dempesy-Sims and Twila Smith, will begin on February 21 and 25 and continue for five sessions, through March 21 and 25.
In the book, Bishop Charleston, a Choctaw elder known by many Episcopalians for his daily meditations on social media, explores spiritual resilience and practices in accessible, practical reflections. “Ladder to the Light,” published by Broadleaf Books, is available in print and digital formats ($13-18) from a variety of sources. If you need assistance acquiring a copy, contact Gabrie’l Atchison in the bishop’s office.