Programs

Fall 2020

Reconnecting to Life, A transformative process for challenging times 

with Jackie Larkin and Maggie Ziegler

In these distressing and uncertain times, marked by the pandemic, climate emergency and deep social and environmental inequity, the pain and suffering caused by human systems of dominance is laid bare. Whether or not we are actively involved in movements for resistance and transformation, or feeling isolated and alone, we experience confusion, pain and uncertainty. We are reminded that we need one another.

Date: 3 Saturdays, Nov 21, 28 & Dec 5, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific 
Cost:  $45 (fees will support scholarship fund)
Location:  Zoom on-line – a link to the program will be sent to you when you register
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Emergence and Convergence in Teilhard de Chardin’s The Human Phenomenon

With Margaret Walters

Written in 1938, during a time of great conflict, The Human Phenomenon by visionary, paleontologist, and geologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, is his book of the Earth – an epic journey which tracks the growth of complexity and consciousness to release what he called the ‘spirit of the Earth.’ Teilhard guides his readers back in space–time to experience the birth of our planet, the emergence of life and consciousness, the beginning of human thought and socialization, and the unique mode of human unfolding as humanity covers the whole planet in an entirely new membrane, the Noosphere. In this two part series, we will explore the major patterns of emergence and convergence in Teilhard’s masterwork and discuss its relevance to our own times.

Margaret Walters is the author of The Cosmic Pilgrim, (2010, Wipf & Stock, Eugene, Oregon) which is a spiritual exploration of the new story of science and religion through journeying with Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme. Margaret started her career as a teacher but then moved to retreat work, parish ministry, and spiritual direction. In July 2018 Margaret completed an MA in Theological Studies. She is currently contributing to program development for Programs in Earth Literacies.

Date:  2 Tuesdays on Nov. 3 & 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific 
Cost:  $40
Location:  Zoom on-line – a link to the program will be sent to you when you register
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No Justice – No Peace 

with Diarmuid O’Murchu  

Already in the 21st century we have witnessed huge devastation to human and non-human life alike. Violence among humans is a reflection of the ravages we carry out on the Earth itself, its organic systems, and other life forms. The global impact of Covid 19, like MERS, SARS, and Ebola, is linked to our violent behaviour in exploiting other non-human beings. Justice and peace are deeply intertwined, and neither is possible without the eco-justice that will challenge us to relate in a different, non-violent way – among ourselves, as humans, and in conjunction with all the others with whom we share the web of life. 

Register for this program and bring a friend for free.

Date:  Saturday Nov 14 & Sunday Nov 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific 
Cost:  $40
Location:  Zoom on-line – a link to the program will be sent to you when you register
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