ClimateSpirit - Processing Grief for the Planet

Civic NYC • 26 August 2019
Event date 15 Sep '19 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Event location Unitarian Society, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation • 176 Tices Ln, East Brunswick, 08816, NJ, United States
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Purpose: process climate grief so you can face reality & do what is yours to do

Audience
• Ages high school & older
• All genders & sexual orientations warmly welcome
• Non-activists, wanna-be activists, & activists alike
• Any religious/spiritual affiliation or none at all

Philosophical/Theological Understanding
• Works of Joanna Macy (Work That Reconnects - WTR), Jem Bendell (Deep Adaptation), and adrienne maree brown (emergent strategies) inform this effort.
• The climate crisis is real, is based in science, and is acted out in the form of violent scarcity behavior: racism, patriarchy, anti-immigrant/xenophobia, authoritarianism, etc. Collective liberation and our response to climate collapse must be informed by these intersections and connections.

Format
• First gathering: Sept 15; then quarterly (and more if there is interest)
• Ongoing & Drop-In – the more you come, the more everyone benefits
• Share a vegetarian meal (vegan option)
• Make art
• Sing together
• Centering practices (like meditation)
• Time to reflect & connect, to listen & witness each other

What These Gatherings Are Not
• Space to debate whether climate change is real
• Opportunities for advice, advocacy, or persuasion
• Discussion group (solely)
• Intellectual exercise (solely)
• Book club
• Focused on solutions (individual or collective) to the climate crisis, though your time at these gatherings will help you prepare emotionally and spiritually for such efforts

Interested? Curious? Have Questions?
Reach out to Rev. Karen at The Unitarian Society at revkarentus@gmail.com or on Facebook at Revkaren G Johnston. Rev. Karen welcomes others helping to organize.

It is open to the community and will flourish with wider participation and support.

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4 months agoAdd to Calender 2019-09-15 21:30:00 2019-09-15 21:30:00 ClimateSpirit - Processing Grief for the Planet Purpose: process climate grief so you can face reality & do what is yours to do Audience • Ages high school & older • All genders & sexual orientations warmly welcome • Non-activists, wanna-be activists, & activists alike • Any religious/spiritual affiliation or none at all Philosophical/Theological Understanding • Works of Joanna Macy (Work That Reconnects - WTR), Jem Bendell (Deep Adaptation), and adrienne maree brown (emergent strategies) inform this effort. • The climate crisis is real, is based in science, and is acted out in the form of violent scarcity behavior: racism, patriarchy, anti-immigrant/xenophobia, authoritarianism, etc. Collective liberation and our response to climate collapse must be informed by these intersections and connections. Format • First gathering: Sept 15; then quarterly (and more if there is interest) • Ongoing & Drop-In – the more you come, the more everyone benefits • Share a vegetarian meal (vegan option) • Make art • Sing together • Centering practices (like meditation) • Time to reflect & connect, to listen & witness each other What These Gatherings Are Not • Space to debate whether climate change is real • Opportunities for advice, advocacy, or persuasion • Discussion group (solely) • Intellectual exercise (solely) • Book club • Focused on solutions (individual or collective) to the climate crisis, though your time at these gatherings will help you prepare emotionally and spiritually for such efforts Interested? Curious? Have Questions? Reach out to Rev. Karen at The Unitarian Society at revkarentus@gmail.com or on Facebook at Revkaren G Johnston. Rev. Karen welcomes others helping to organize. It is open to the community and will flourish with wider participation and support. Unitarian Society, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation America/New_York public Climate Faith #ClimateHope