On Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 7:00 PM Eastern, Center for Spiritual Wisdom will host another installment of its monthly discussion series called A Little About A Lot. The series engages the community in discussions around topics of social, religious, and spiritual interest using short formats like podcasts, web posts, short books, and videos curated from around the digital world. The January installment of A Little About A Lot is entitled Climate Change: The Greatest Crisis and the Greatest Opportunity in the History of Our Species. We will convene on Zoom from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
Climate change is arguably the greatest threat to our civilizations and our survival in the history of our species. There are many reasons to despair about climate change, but also many reasons for hope. Perhaps the most hopeful reason is that we now have the ability to mitigate our climate crisis and to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable world while we’re at it.
Implementing effective, real-world climate change solutions requires knowledge and tools from the natural and social sciences and wisdom and support from our religious institutions and spiritual traditions. It also requires us to individually and collectively change our physical actions and our mental paradigms. This discussion will focus on what we can and should do to address our climate crisis and make a better world.
Please consume these materials prior to the discussion on January 18, 2024.
- Ecological Hope and Spiritual Evolution — Podcast with Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (80 min)
- Science Friction – Brief article by Bob Cabin (15 min) – OPTIONAL
Bob Cabin will be our guest facilitator. Robert (Bob) Cabin, PHD, has been researching, teaching, and speaking about climate change for over 20 years. He was an award-winning Professor of Environmental Studies at Brevard College from 2005 – 2023. His current work includes helping others develop and maintain excellent mental and physical health so they can do their most important work and live their best lives.