Eco-Justice & Spirituality

Code: SP/PT514

Dates: January 18, 2021 - April 9, 2021 on Wednesdays

Time: 9:00 am for 3 Hours

One way to define spirituality is  “an exploration into what is involved in becoming human,” describing “becoming human” as “an attempt to grow in sensitivity to self, to others, to the non-human creation, and to God who is within and beyond this totality.”  This course explores this understanding of spirituality with eco-justice in the context of the pandemic crisis and consider how this relates to the practice of ministry.   Building from the theological perspective of Sallie McFague,  this course will also consider Christopher Lind’s analysis of economics and ethics and the Catholic eco-justice perspective of Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si, Thomas Berry, Richard Rohr and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.  Readings and discussion will be complemented with presentations from practitioners in pastoral care from a variety of settings.

PREREQUISITES:  None

Available by Distance
Synchronous Zoom only