JustMatters: Modules

JustMattersFaith Encounters the Ecological Crisis

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This JustMatters module was designed as a community learning process built around the book, Living Beyond the ‘End of the World,’ A Spirituality of Hope, by Margaret Swedish.  Every day, we experience the many ways the ecology of our communities is changing and even breaking down—toxins in our air, waters, and food, extinction rates unseen since the end of the dinosaur age, changes in weather patterns, diseases impacting our forests, the rise in human diseases like cancer, asthma, and diabetes, invasive species, and more. 
Faith Encounters the Ecological Crisis identifies that ways in which we are already living beyond the biocapacity of the planet and challenges participants to identify elements of a spirituality for living through the ecological crisis.  In eight sessions, participants will view several films, engage in small and large group discussion, and meet with several guest speakers as they consider various aspects of the ecological crisis.  Participants will also identify ways to ‘live beyond the end of this world’ with a rich and vibrant Earth community still intact, still able to support life.

Registration for the module is $150. Additional materials costs are described here. For more information, please contact Mary Wright .