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May 2021

Spiritual Ecology

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. Spiritual Ecology 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.

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Spiritual Ecology Month Kick-Off

  • May 3 | 4-5pm | Zoom

Join our new Executive Director/University Chaplain, Rev. Kristen Glass Perez, for a Spiritual Ecology month kick-off to learn a bit about the programs offered and to meet some others who are committed to the spiritual caretaking of this planet!

Join us on Zoom.

Spiritual Ecology Instagram Contest

It's your chance to enter into a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to Blind Faith Cafe in Evanston.

TO ENTER: 1) Share a pic on Instagram of how you've been inspired to make a change to care for your planet, 2) Include#nuspiriteco & @nuspiritual.life  in the caption. //  One entry per person. Ends 05/28/21. Current Northwestern University registered undergrads & grads only. 

Spirituality Reading Series

  • May 28 | 3pm | Zoom

Spiritual Ecology: 10 Practices to Reawaken the Sacred in Everyday Life by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee & Hilary Hart

Receive a copy of the practical and informative guide as a resource to help you make small changes in your life today to benefit the welfare of the planet tomorrow. Reserve your copy by May 7. Follow us on Insta for weekly updates!

Participants are invited to a one-time group discussion on May 28 @ 3pm on Zoom.

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Adam Kessel

Soul Food: Nature Walk with Adam Kessel

  • May 10 | Noon-1pm | In-person on Evanston campus
  • May 17 | Rain Date

Explore your campus home with an in-person guided walk with Adam Kessel, urban ecologist, indigenous activist, and author of Zombie Gardening. This interactive exploration on the Evanston campus will highlight how 'invasive' species and native plants co-habit in a historical woven narrative of indigenous & immigrant experience.

The tour will end with a free vegetarian box lunch and Q & A session with Adam. Due to COVID restrictions, registration is limited. An interactive map and guide will be made available to those unable to participate.

Register by May 6 @ Noon.

Snack & Substance: Soil, Soul & Society

  • May 17 | 4pm | Zoom

Participants gather over Zoom with a simple snack while sharing in brief reflections from a variety of spiritual and sacred sources guided by campus leaders. The first twenty students will receive a Grubhub gift certificate to purchase their snack!

Register by May 14.

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