During the month of November 2015 St Bride's Liverpool has a focus on 'Earth Spirituality' and this is especially appropriate given the hugely important Paris Climate Change Conference taking place at the end of the month.
Sunday morning services focus on earth spirituality themes. This Sunday 8th November has Ruth stock speaking about the impact of consumerism and then on the 15thJonathan Jelfs addressing the subject 'The Earth and the Infinite' exploring spirituality and the earth.
The recent Spirituality & Awakening meetings featured Helena Kettleborough and Phil Barton exploring Thomas Berry's eco-spiritual understanding of 'The Dream of the Earth' with a particular focus on climate change, species loss and our responses to these. Cultural change, including our relationship to the earth and its resources, goes hand in hand with spiritual perspectives or worldviews. The broadening of perspectives to include peoples and cultures different to our own and to include the earth itself as an essential sacred living source of life is vital for the future of the earth and its species. Human beings have a unique role being able to consciously make choices that influence the future of the planet having become participants in conscious evolution. These meetings were a great inspiration as we continue to make our own choices for a sustainable future and hope to encourage governments, corporations and business to do the same. There was a real sense of 'listening to the voice of the earth and its species' during the two meetings and I think the participants were profoundly moved and motivated by the talks, workshops and associated installations. Click on the picture below to see more pictures of the meeting with Helena Kettleborough and Phil Barton.