We Are All One: An Indoor/Outdoor Gathering

 

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED



We Are All One

Transforming Ourselves...Healing Earth

 

The Interreligious Eco-Justice Network, Spiritual Life Center and Hartford Seminary invite you to join in this transformative indoor/outdoor Earth Healing event!
 

  • If you are concerned about climate change and its effects on planet Earth
  • If you long to connect with others who share your concern
  • If your faith or philosophy compel you to live in ways that are simpler
  • If you want to discover how you can make a difference in healing the Earth
 
…This day is for you.
 
During this gathering our guest speakers will lead us into a discussion about the critical state of the Earth and our need to respond to the crisis. We will explore the emotions that arise within us, and the power of turning to one another and working together as a people of faith. 
 
Small break-out groups will afford us the opportunity to explore the new awareness the speakers may elicit in us and a chance to share our inner struggles and questions.  Prayer and reflective processes will lead us to discover how we are called to transform our lives and bring healing to Earth, and what we can do together as we face the future.
 
Our day will conclude with an enriching Earth Community Celebration --  enjoying dinner together, drumming, a bonfire, story-telling, live music, and new friends.
 

 

Guest Speakers: 

 

A. Karim Ahmed, Ph.D., National Council for Science & the Environment
Shyamala Raman, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and International Studies, University of St. Joseph

Yehezkel Landau, Associate Professor of Interfaith Relations, Hartford Seminary

 

Live Music by:

Western Lands Trio

 


Program Details:

Please bring a chair or blanket to use outside!  Thank you!

 


Beginners
by Denise Lever

But we have only begun
To love the earth.

We have only begun
To imagine the fullness of life.

How could we tire of hope?
- so much is in bud.

How can desire fail?
- we have only begun

to imagine justice and mercy,
only begun to envision

how it might be
to live as siblings with beast and flower,
not as oppressors.

Surely our river
cannot already be hastening
into the sea of nonbeing?

Surely it cannot
drag, in the silt,
all that is innocent?

Not yet, not yet-
there is too much broken
that must be mended,

too much hurt we have done to each other
that cannot yet be forgiven.

We have only begun to know
the power that is in us if we would join
our solitudes in the communion of struggle.

So much is unfolding that must 
compete its gesture,

so much is in bud.
 

In Collaboration with:

Interreligious Eco-Justice Network - IREJN



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