Cherice Bock is a Quaker in Oregon (USA) who teaches in the creation care program at Portland Seminary of George Fox University. She also leads…
Quakers and Ecospirituality: grounded practice to meet the ecological crisis
8 June 2022 - 2 August 2022
The live Zoom sessions are at 16:00-17:00 (UK time) every Tuesday during this period.
How do we ground ourselves spiritually for environmental practice? This course will draw together the contemplative and active aspects of Quaker tradition. We will learn about and engage in ecospiritual practices that connect, sustain and root us deeply in active justice.
Participants will learn about the concept of ecospirituality and enact eco-practices that reflect Friends testimonies, caring for and partnering with that of God in all other entities with whom we share this planet. While being grounded in Quakerism, the course will also invite participants to learn from others outside the Quaker tradition, expanding Quakerism in ways it may be limiting, and welcoming transformation in places where we have bought into white supremacy. Holding together interconnectedness, justice, and care, this course will encourage participation in a community of belonging.
The date period given for the course is when you are expected to interact with the online material and discussion forum; you can work on this at any time to suit you.
This course will involve:
On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.