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Call to Return 3.0
- Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
- Time: 7:00pm–8:00pm EST
- Location: Zoom
In the first quarter of 2022 we will be hosting a third series in our “Call to Return” formation program, entitled Spiritual Ecology and Racial Justice with Carlyle Stewart. At First Church, many of us are aware of the impacts of climate change on the planet. White Supremacist culture has not only contributed to racial disparities among people, but has also shaped how we relate to the environment. Spiritual Ecology is an emerging field in religion, conservation, and academia that explores the spiritual element to all issues related to conservation, environmentalism, and earth stewardship. It also proposes that we develop a more cooperative relationship with the earth instead of an exploitative one. Unfortunately the Christian tradition has not developed a strong enough ethic around care for the planet, its resources, and its people. We can learn a great deal about life and God by understanding relationships in the natural world, and developing a more intimate relationship with the land; which is our greatest teacher, as well as the blessing we receive from God on a daily basis.
In this series we will explore how another form of returning to God is reacquainting ourselves with the original blessing of the earth and confronting the values that have allowed us to neglect it. This series will be an opportunity for people to learn more about Spiritual Ecology, and our responsibility as Christians to be stewards of the planet and its resources. Sessions will run on Wednesdays, from January 19 to February 23, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Zoom.
Zoom Information: Meeting ID: 889 5035 5459
Zoom Dial-In: +1 646 558 8656, Meeting ID: 889 5035 5459