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SACRED TEXTS AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS Dates: Sunday, Aug 14, Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11 Times: 12:30 pm Location: Room A Contact: Dan Harper ([masked]) Facilitators: Dan Harper and Jeneen Namaar Registration: Not required
According to Prof. Mary Evelyn Tucker of Yale, an organizer of the renowned Forum on Religion and Ecology, the global environmental crisis “is not only the result of economic, political, and social factors. It is also a moral and spiritual crisis which ... will require broader philosophical and religious understandings of ourselves as creatures of nature, embedded in life cycles and dependent on ecosystems.”
In this book discussion group, we’ll read sacred texts from the world’s major religions to find spiritual and philosophical insight into the ongoing global environmental crisis. In the first sessions, we’ll start out by discussing some sacred texts from the Hebrew Bible and the Christian scriptures, including the “dominion mandate” in Genesis. From there, we’ll decide which sacred texts we’d like to read together.