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May 2022


Connections to the Soul of Our Planet

Religious & Spiritual Life invites you to mark the month of May as a time to restore our connection with the Earth and to contemplate practices to tend, care, and love our planet. Eco-spirituality is a growing area of thought and social action to raise the collective human conscience in re-shaping our relationship to the planet and to one another.

The Great Turning: A Day of Reconnecting to Self, Community, and The World
May 1 | 10am-4:30pm | Northwestern University (Parkes 122)

Join in community for a retreat based on the teachings of Joanna Macy, The Work That Reconnects. This day of empowerment in the face of planetary suffering will be guided by practices of reflection & interactive exercises which offer resources of support and connection with others in facing the crises of our time. The retreat is grounded in a Spiral of Practice including Gratitude, Honoring our Pain for the World, Seeing with New/Ancient Eyes, & Going Forth. Lunch is provided. An optional prayer service for the Healing of Earth will be held in Alice Millar Chapel @ 5pm.

Students, staff, faculty, and community members are welcome.
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Facilitated by
Eric Budzynski, Associate Director of Religious & Spiritual Life
Lucy London, Lead Organizer, Fossil Free Northwestern
Rachel Rosner, Board President, Citizens Greener Evanston