This online discussion features material from eco-theologian and TEDx speaker, Michael Dowd, and is tailored for environmental activists (and wannabe activists) looking for a moral/spiritual foundation to supplement their secular activism.
Participants will stream a weekly 20-minute video and read a lesson emailed to them before attending the weekly Zoom discussions. A course video trailer is available here: https://vimeo.com/322942900.
Thursday’s 7pm Group starts April 23 with Session 0 and April 30 with Session 1.
Sunday’s 5pm Group starts April 26 with Session 0 and May 3 with Session 1.
Session 0 (Optional): Zoom “Icebreaker” Introductions and Equipment Check
Part 1 – Coming Home to Reality
Session 1: Un-Trivializing God – Reality as Thou
Session 2: The Purpose of Religion and Necessity of Science
Session 3: The Epic of Evolution – A Cosmic Timeline
Session 4: Thus Sayeth Reality – What is Inevitable; What is Needed
Part 2 – Practical Wisdom
Session 5: Thus Sayeth Reality – What is Futile; What is Urgent
Session 6: Why We Struggle – Un-Trivializing Mythic Wisdom
Session 7: Impermanence and Death as Sacred – Embracing Limits
Session 8: Staying Sane, Sober and Inspired in Contracting Times
Session 9: Zoom Q&A with Michael Dowd
Sign up now by emailing Steve Hansen, email@example.com, with your preference for either the Thursday night or Sunday night sessions.