Spiritual Implications of Climate Change

Climate change is widely regarded as one of the most important issues facing humanity today. What are the spiritual implications of this global crisis? This retreat will open you up to the inspiration of nature and help you to see and appreciate the diversity of life, thereby awakening the biophilia inherent in all of us. It will also explore how a shift in our outlook on biodiversity and a deeper understanding of the issues impacting it can go a long way in preparing us to change our lifestyles and have a more gentle and benign impact on Earth.

When you walk humbly with your God, when you walk this creation in humility, loving kindness and seeking justice, you will not just see the ecological destruction all around us. You will see even more deeply the sheer beauty, creativity, power, glory and joy of this world of wonders that our God has created. The apprehension of such beauty changes us. Not only will we care for this planet out of a sense of responsibility, we will walk lightly on this creation out of love, out of a sense that all of this is hallowed ground.

"In the end, the greatest catalyst for change may yet come from the synergistic impacts of the best of human resourcefulness, combined with the beauty and inspiration of biodiversity, to which our species owes both its survival and its depths of spirit." — Marianne Karsh

The retreat is facilitated by Marianne Karsh, coordinator of the Ecology Project. During the retreat, Marianne will be drawing upon her recent experiences at the Climate Change and Biodiversity in the Americas Symposium in Panama and her 2008 white paper on Gaps in Climate Change and Biodiversity.

Complete program brochure:
http://www.ignatiusguelph.ca/about/docs/climate_change09.pdf

Fees: $325

For more information or to register, call 519.824.1250, ext 257
E-mail: registration@loyolahouse.ca

Location

Loyola House
Box 245
Guelph, ON N1H 6J9
Canada
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.