Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: March 3, 2014 at 6pm to May 13, 2014 at 9pm
Location: Victoria Series: 3787 Cedar Hill Rd., Vancouver Series: 375 West 10th Ave.
Website or Map: http://spiritoftheland.ca/
Phone: Registration: http://spiritoftheland.ca/registration/
Event Neighbourhood and Type: vancouver and victoria
Latest Activity: Mar 25
VV is pleased to be a sponsor of this series.
For more information: http://spiritoftheland.ca/
All evenings run from 6-9 pm.
Whether we are of Indigenous, Immigrant or Settler story, spiritual, religious or not: we are called to care for our lands, waters, and our communities.
The instability of our climate is by now undeniable. The contamination of land and water for unfettered resource extraction is proceeding at an extreme scale and pace. The economic inequality between rich and poor is growing. We have exceeded the safe limit of carbon in the atmosphere. And yet we hear the mantra that ongoing and rapid ‘economic growth’ will save us.
It is time to re-flect, re-imagine, and rework, together. So many of us care about our land, water, wildlife, communities and future generations. And so many of us have been working relentlessly to protect these gifts of life in different ways. Yet, so often we feel alone in our works. How can this be?
We are an invisible majority. Our works and stories are different, but we share a commonality: love for our Earth. We must recognize this commonality in each other for, despite valiant efforts, we cannot realize the kinder future about which we dream if we do not do so together.
Many others care for these gifts also, but believe economic growth is the engine through which to do so. Although many of us see this engine as the very source of injustice, we cannot oppose each other. We are beginning to speak about others in war language. This is only increasing our alienation. We must oppose only the system that causes suffering – of which we are all a part – but never oppose each other.
Do you care about good water and soil? Do you care about right relationships with peoples and creatures? Do you care about someone? Do you care about something?
Gatherings (6-9 pm)
Caring for All Creation: From Fear and Apathy to Active-Hope and Love
Mar 3 (Victoria) Guest Speaker: Dr. Dittmar Mundel
Mar 4 (Vancouver) Guest Speaker: Dr. Dittmar Mundel
Theme 1: Mar 3 - Mar 16
Caring for All Creation: Re-Valuing Vocation in Land & Food Systems
Mar 17 (Victoria) Guest Speaker: Andrew Rushmere, Erika Mundel
Mar 18 (Vancouver) Guest Speaker: Seann Dory
Theme 2: Mar 17 - Mar 30
Caring for All Creation: De-colonization and Indigenous Wisdom
Mar 31 (Victoria) Sara Stratton
Apr 1 (Vancouver) Sara Stratton, other TBA
Theme 3: Mar 31 - Apr 13
Caring for All Creation: From Extractivism to a Gift Economy
Apr 14 (Victoria) TBA!
Apr 15 (Vancouver) Christine Boyle, Village Vancouver Founder Ross Moster
Theme 4: Apr 14 - Apr 27
Caring for All Creation: A Culture & Politics for our Land, Water and Communities
Apr 28 (Victoria) Dr. David Goa, Tiffany McNaughton
Apr 29 (Vancouver) Dr. Sven Wetering, Dr. David Goa
Theme 5: Apr 28 - May 11
Caring for All Creation: The Art of the Commonplace
May 12 (Victoria) No guest speaker - series celebration!
May 13 (Vancouver) No guest speaker - series celebration!
Mon or Tue, 6-9pm
Or listen to recorded gathering at www.spiritoftheland.ca