An Online First Monday Lecture with Beverly Ward
Since participating in a Woodbrooke course, "A Quaker Response to Climate Collapse" in 2021, Beverly Ward has been sitting with this concern: "We consider that Quakers could be poised to become midwives and comforters of the challenging times ahead of us." Beverly will invite participants to join her in sharing concerns on the urgency of climate collapse, reflecting on the environmental, interspecies, and intraspecies impacts of humans. Her reflection will draw on lived experiences including environmental and climate justice advocacy and research, decolonization, and service.
What in our Quaker practice prepares us for this midwifery? Who are our docents? She will share thoughts, gleanings, and plans for future work on grief and loss, drawing on Eileen Flanagan's message, "There is no faith community that says 'Be in despair.'" Finally, Beverly will share how we can support each other through this transition, seeking to repair and heal ourselves, our communities, and the battered earth.
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