The GROUNDING: ECOLOGY, FAITH, HOPE event is coming May 25-26, in conjunction with the Muskoka Summit on the Environment May 24-25.
The website is now available: www.grounding.ca and is rich with information about this initiative of our congregation that will bring together the wisdom of our faith traditions and the best insights from environmental scientists.
- In a time of ecological crisis, where does hope lie?
- Are there biblical stories that can help us redefine our place in nature?
- How can we effectively participate in the healing of the natural world?
- And what practical actions and strategies will help us to make the difference we are passionate about?
These are the kinds of questions we will be addressing through art, keynote speakers, workshops, worship and music.
Keynote speakers will include Rabbi Ellen Bernstein, artist and theologian Bob Haverluck, and Adrian Jacobs who is the Keeper of the Circle (Principal) of the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre which is the United Church of Canada's Indigenous theological school.
The 2018 Muskoka Summit on the Environment (which precedes our companion event) will take place on May 24-25 at the Sportsplex. The Summit brings together speakers from the world of environmental science, and this year's theme is a great fit for those of us who value both science and the religious wisdom traditions: Rediscovering Our Relationship with the Natural World.
Reserve the dates for the Summit and for the grounding event. You'll have the richest experience if you attend both events. Register through the website or the church office. Spread the word among your friends and families. This is going to be the start of something exciting.
If you’d like to volunteer to help, please speak with one of the members of the organizing committee: Steve Willey, Toni Delabbio, Kathy Wood, or Johanne Hills.