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Plant Wisdom and Ecological Consciousness Class at Union Theological Seminary
Feb 13 to May 1
In this time of ecological and social distress, this guided reading, given by the Center for Earth Ethics staff, aims to support students in discovering and reviving our spiritual connection to the Earth. Please inquire if you would like to request a workshop or medicinal plant walk for your community or congregation.
CEE is offering a 1 credit course for the Spring 2019 semester at Union Theological Seminary beginning February
Teaching team: Center or Earth Ethics staff including: Karenna Gore, Poppy Jones, Geraldine Ann Patrick Encina, Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz, Tory Field
Description: In this time of ecological and social distress, this guided reading, given by the Center for Earth Ethics staff, aims to support students in discovering and reviving our spiritual connection to the Earth. We will focus on learning from plants as a path of perception, connection, and healing – for ourselves, each other, and the planet. We will be exploring the topic through texts (for example Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, and Figs, Dates, Laurel and Myrhh: Plants of the Bible and the Quran), in conversation with guest speakers, and in weekly personal practice and written reflection. We will learn directly from the plants by participating in outdoor walks in nearby parks and making plant based medicine, such as salves, teas, and tinctures. We hope that students will leave the course with an ongoing relationship with plants that will enrich their life and work. This is a 1 credit guided reading course.
Schedule (to meet in CEE office or elsewhere to be announced): Wed. February 13th, 2-4 pm Wed. February 27th, 2-4 pm Wed. March 6th, 2-4 pm Wed. March 20th, 2-4 pm Wed. April 3rd, 2-4 pm Wed. April 17th, 2-4 pm Wed. May 1st, 2-4 pm