We are living in rapidly changing times, facing challenges of monumental proportion: a global pandemic, climate change and related ecological disasters, and institutional racism and violence.
These challenges are connected and we cannot address any one of them without addressing all of them. What can we learn from our experience with Covid19, and how does that inform our
response to climate change? How do privilege and institutional barriers create disproportionate impacts from both a pandemic and ecological crises? What happens when we open ourselves to
kinship with nature and each other? What can we do?
Shelley Tanenbaum, General Secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness will lead us in a discussion about these issues. Quaker Earthcare
Witness (QEW) is a network of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in North America and other like-minded people who are taking spirit-led action to address ecological and social crises from a spiritual perspective, emphasizing Quaker process and testimonies, including continuing revelation. Shelley is an environmental scientist with a focus on air quality. She has served as staff and a board member of QEW, Quaker Institute for the Future, Earthlight
Magazine and many other non-profit organizations
Please join Columbia Friends and Shelley Tanenbaum for a Second Hour Program on November 22 nd at 11:30 to discuss the interconnectedness of all of the major problems facing us in 2020 and how we can respond to them.