This course explores how we can make a transition from a period of human devastation of the Earth to recognizing and celebrating the sacredness of all creation and finding our place within the web of life. Drawing primarily upon the work of the cultural historian and theologian Thomas Berry, in whose lineage the Earth & Spirit Center was founded, the course explores our current ecological and cultural crises and considers the values, vision, and practical solutions we need for the healing of our world. The goal is to engage in what Berry calls “the Great Work” of our time: to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on the planet. Through group meditation, lectures, and discussion, you will gain resources to respond to our current situation with imagination, vision, and informed action.
Five 90-minute sessions, once a week
Tuesday mornings – January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4
Instructor: Kyle Kramer