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Nature and the Environment

  • NEWS

Contemplating Earth - a new online course by Jim Green available NOW

Explore the ways in which contemplation might be fundamental in enabling us to act wisely and urgently and to live through this current crisis fully, creatively and collectively.

  • COP26 AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS
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The city of Glasgow is preparing to host the vital COP26 Climate Conference from the 1st to the 12th of November. Postponed from last year because of the pandemic, and with the window of opportunity already very tight to make the essential changes, it is now even more urgent that the international delegates negotiate with their focus on the needs of the whole world, and take fully into account those communities already suffering from the warming of the planet.

Meditation and the Climate Crisis Special Newsletter

This online newsletter is live and will be updated regularly to give you the most up to date information about events within WCCM and other organisations during the weeks around COP26, If you have any events that you would like to include, please contact Kate at meditatio@wccm.org.Please translate and share with your community if you wish. Por favor, traduzca y comparta con su comunidad si lo desea. Por favor, traduza e partilhe com a sua comunidade, se desejar. Veuillez traduire et partager avec votre communauté si vous le souhaitez. Bitte übersetzen Sie den Text und teilen Sie ihn mit Ihrer Gemeinschaft, wenn Sie dies wünschen. Proszę przetłumaczyć i udostępnić swojej społeczności, jeśli chcesz.

WCCM Talks on Climate Emergency

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

Fr Laurence will be at the Meditatio Centre, London (and online) speaking on the theme Talking about the Weather.

Laurence Freeman will give a talk at Benedict’s Well  Contact meditatio@wccm.org  for the link to join

NOVEMBER

Please join meditation groups in Scotland from 9.00 am UK TIME every day for online meditation and talks with guest speakers including Laurence Freeman, Bishop Philip Huggins and more.  ZOOM ID 2802319724 password 410223  https://bit.ly/COP26med

 

Linda Chapman will give a talk with the oblate community online. Contact meditatio@wcm.org for the link to join

Conférence de Michel Maxime Egger sur le thème : « De la démesure à la sobriété joyeuse : jalons pour une transformation spirituelle ».

A Lecture by Michel Maxime Egger in French on the theme: “From excess to joyful soberness : milestones for a spiritual transformation”.

For more information, contact  meditatio.ecologie@wccm.fr

Liz Watson will give a talk online and lead us in meditation focused on climate emergency hosted by The Meditatio Centre in London. to register your interest, please go to https://meditatiocentrelondon.org/events/meditationandclimatecrisis/

Fr Laurence will reflect with the oblate community online on the impact of COP26.  Contact meditatio@wccm.org   for the link to join

Leaflets to download and share

This leaflet is for all WCCM Group Leaders to help lead a meditation session with a climate focus

This leaflet explains the importance of meditation in relation to the crisis of the earth

This leaflet will help teachers and carers to share meditation and climate issues with children 

Los folletos están aquí en español

Este folleto está dirigido a todos los responsables de grupos del CMI para ayudar a dirigir una sesión de meditación centrada en el clima

Este folleto explica la importancia de la meditación en relación con la crisis de la tierra

Este folleto ayudará a los profesores y a los cuidadores a compartir con los niños los temas relacionados con la meditación y el clima 

Folhetos em português

Este folheto destina-se a todos os Líderes do Grupo WCCM para ajudar a liderar uma sessão de meditação com foco no clima

Este folheto explica a importância da meditação em relação à crise da terra

Este folheto ajudará professores e prestadores de cuidados a partilhar meditação e questões climáticas com as crianças

  • Video

Dr Deborah Guess -Ecotheology, the church & the environmental crisis. A talk from May 2021


A Faith Response to Climate Change. Talk from The Meditatio Centre in September 2020

  • About

2021 is the WCCM Year of Health. Central to the meaning of health is our human relationship with our physical environment. In the biblical vision, humanity is a steward, a gardener, on this planet. With massive increase of technological power and economic growth we have became exploiters, even rapists, having become disconnected from the power of beauty as manifested in the cosmos and, with heart-breaking intensity, on this fragile planet. 

The situation has become critical. We are already seeing the effects. Because it is a man-made problem, humanity can solve it. We have the science and resources for a green revolution. But do we have the mind? Do we have the common purpose and sense of interdependence? Above all, do we have a capacity to see the sacred in our ecological relationships? Can we be ‘saved by beauty’? 

The curing of our ecological disease, demands an awakening of our inner ecology. A contemplative consciousness is integral to the saving of our planet. This means the capacity to see how our economic and social justice, a healthy lifestyle, self-control and the creative use of our resources and technology are inseparable.

Meditation does not solve all our problems but it changes the way we see them. And it opens the eye of the heart so that with wisdom we can shape our policies and compassion may never be lost. The Environment is a major outreach and concern for the WCCM. We collaborate with other organisations to raise consciousness and strengthen the sense of unity globally. 

 
  • Talks and Seminars

Indigenous Wisdom as a Path to Wellbeing August 2021

Fr. Alex Zatyrka SJ will lead us exploring ‘Indigenous Wisdom as a path to Wellbeing’ by integrating the concepts of care of the environment, care of our community, care of our family and care of self that he learnt from originary peoples in South America and Mexico.

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Meditation and Environment
Janet O’Sullivan

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