Ecological Civilization

Mondays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. March 7 – April 11 

Contemplative Dialogue

Our familiar assumptions about the Earth, human culture and God are being found wanting in the face of climate change, the pandemic and current cultural /political chaos. 

Starting with a paper by David Korten, Ecological Civilization from Emergency to Emergence, we will take a deep dive into what is– vis a vis the viability of our current living arrangements in our green oasis, the Earth. We will look back and trace some of the pathways to our current situation and look forward, in community, with courage, compassion and creativity. Access this paper as a PDF here or on David Korten’s website to learn more about his work.

Each session we will focus on a few sections of the paper.

March 7: Master Mapmakers in a Complex and Changing Territory, Humanity’s Self Inflicted Crisis, In Search of the Possible

March 14: Life’s Journey, The Human Journey

March 21: Divided We Perish, The Wisdom of Ancestors

March 28: Ego-nomics, Eco-nomics, Contrasting Economic Lenses

April 4: The Pathway to Emergence

April 11: Working Together for the Wellbeing of All


Each gathering will have a special guest to deepen our questions and understandings

March 7– Rajan Rathnavalu and Cari Kilmartin from Newo Energy. Newo Energy is the organization enabling United Churches to complete energy retrofits as part of the Faithful Footprints program with Faith and the Common Good.

March 14 – Celia Lee, Executive Director with Sustainable Calgary

March 21 – Tony Snow, Indigenous Lead with Hillhurst United Church.

March 28 – Bernie Amell introduces Deep Adaptation

April 4 – Sarah Arthurs, Land Acknowledgement as a new anthropology

April 11 – Liz Rees, introducing Thomas Berry and the Ecozoic Era as the geologic era that the Earth is entering – when humans live in a mutually enhancing relationship with Earth and the Earth community.

We are being invited /pushed/ dragged into a time of Radical Rearrangement, to engage with reality-as-it-is. Join  others in thoughtful, heartful dialogue in the creative evolving space of this challenge.

Actually, This is Just the Beginning

Contemplation, community and conversation…more info

Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
March 10 – April 21 

Sits for the Planet

Lectio Divina with Lent Scriptures, Sitting and Walking Meditationmore info

Monday – Friday, 8 – 8:30 a.m. 
March 4 – April 15