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JMS 2012: Spirituality and Environment

The 29th John Main Seminar hosted in Indaiatuba, São Paulo, Brazil, and was led by theologians Leonardo Boff and Frei Betto

The 29th John Main Seminar hosted in Indaiatuba, São Paulo, Brazil, and was led by theologians Leonardo Boff and Frei Betto.

In 2012, for the first time, it was held in Latin America – in Brazil – and addressed the spiritual implications of the global environmental crisis. Leonardo Boff and Frei Betto OP were the speakers. The Seminar was preceded by a retreat led by Laurence Freeman OSB. After the Seminar a group of the participants made a pilgrimage to the Iguacu Falls

Featured Talks

  • Pre-Seminar Talk 01: Laurence Freeman
  • Pre-Seminar Talk 02: Laurence Freeman
  • Pre-Seminar Talk 03: Laurence Freeman
  • Pre-Seminar Talk 04: Laurence Freeman
  • Pre-Seminar Talk 05: Laurence Freeman
  • Pre-Seminar Talk 06: Laurence Freeman
  • Pre-Seminar Talk 07: Laurence Freeman
  • Spirituality and Environment: Laurence Freeman
  • Mysticism Can Heal the Planet: Leonardo Boff
Laurence Freeman: Featured Talks Playlist
Leonardo Boff: Mysticism Can Heal the Planet

In his opening talk at the John Main Seminar Leonardo Boff spoke of the different kinds of ecology that we have to be conscious of and active for today – not only the physical environment but also social, mental and spiritual ecology. These lead into integral or ‘deep ecology’ which opens us to the mystical dimension of the natural world. Deep ecology then leads to a deep serenity which empowers human beings not just to think of God but to experience God in everything – the true meaning of spirituality.

(Na palestra de abertura do Seminário John Main Leonardo Boff falou dos diferentes tipos de ecologia que devemos estar conscientes e ativos hoje em dia – não apenas o ambiente físico mas também social, mental e espiritual. Isso tudo leva à “ecologia profunda” que nos abre para a dimensão mística do mundo da natureza. Ecologia profunda então leva à serenidade profunda que fortalece os seres humanos não apenas a pensar em Deus mas a experienciar Deus em tudo – o verdadeiro sentido da espiritualidade).

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