Our tradition of Appalachian pastoral letters is about far more than simply the promulgation of more church documents. We believe our three pastoral letters—”This Land is Home to Me” (1975), “At Home in the Web of Life” (1995), and “The Telling Takes Us Home” (2015)—are words that are alive, expressing the life of the Spirit in our region and urging us to prophetic action.
To that end, we believe the pastorals should not only be read and reflected upon but discussed among the various communities where we find ourselves. Here we will offer discussion resources for each of our pastoral letters for different types of groups. More resources are being developed (and some are being retrieved from our archives!), and we will post them here as they become available.