Ignite our Sense of Connectedness with Earth, Nurture a Spirituality of Earth Care through Learning Circles
Fall 2019 Victoria
Earth-Centred Habits of the Heart with Lisa Gordon
Join our exploration of the ‘Five Habits of the Heart’ that Parker J. Palmer describes in his book, Healing the Heart of Democracy. Each of the five sessions will focus on how to cultivate one of these habits in our relationship with Earth and each other.
1) An understanding that we are all in this together
2) An appreciation of the value of otherness
3) An ability to hold tension in life-giving ways
4) A sense of personal voice and agency
5) A capacity to create community
This will be the 5th program Lisa Gordon has delivered for us since she was accredited by Parker Palmer’s Center for Courage and Renewal.
“Hope … is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously headed for early success, but, rather, an ability to work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.” Vaclav Havel
Date: 5 Tuesdays, Nov 5 – Dec 3 , 2019 Time: 10 am – 12 pm Cost: $90 or $20 Drop in Location: Friends Meeting House, 1831 Fern St. Victoria
Thomas Berry, Prophet and Mystic with Gertie Jocksch SC, DMin
Program cancelled due to low registration!
There are many challenges facing us as an earth community: climate change, species extinction, economic collapse, etc. Ecotheologian, Roman Catholic priest and Cultural Historian, Thomas Berry spoke of these challenges many years ago and he offers an alternative of deeply affirming the sacred quality of Earth. He calls this The Great Work, which he sees as a spiritual calling, namely one of a mutually enhancing relationship between earth and humans. Through this day we will explore together Thomas’s insights and the actions we can take to participate in The Great Work.
Date & Time: Saturday, Nov 9, 2019, 10am – 4pm
Cost: $75, Please bring lunch, refreshments are served.Location: Canadian Memorial United Church, 1806 W 15th Ave Vancouver, BC