Shannon M.D. Smith
Shannon is a ritualist, dancer, facilitator, traveler, administrator and life long student. She holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase and has taught contemporary dance technique, authentic movement, and contact improvisation. Her passions have evolved to include consciousness studies from around the world including Chinese Medicine, Polarity Therapy, Afro-Brazilian spirituality and Goddess studies. These many energetic and archetypal maps have informed her perspective on dance, consciousness, and the body as a whole. As an activist, Shannon has found a calling working for the water, and finds the place of art, spirituality and ecology to be one of the most fulfilling marriages in her life. She has variously taught, performed and presented work across the country in Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California, Hawaii, North Carolina and Connecticut. Shannon has been the Facilitator at the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary since September of 2016.
From the Blog
In Matthew 7:5 Jesus warns his followers to remove the beam from their eyes before speaking to the speck of dust in someone else’s eye. As we look at the causes of climate change it’s easy to point out who the big polluters are and how they need to change.… Read more
Frigid. I cannot remember a King’s Day celebration that wasn’t. Born on January 15th, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was remembered today in many places throughout the country on what would have been his 90th birthday. Here today, Chief Dwayne Perry and I were in Newark, New Jersey,… Read more