Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream

Earth and Spirit logoWhat: Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium

When: August 26, 2017 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Where: Lighthouse

On August 26, 2017 Epiphany will feature Tim Darst, Associate Director of the Passionist Earth & Spirit Center. He will present “Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream”—a symposium which explores the possibilities for bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling human presence on the Earth. Through dynamic group interactions, leading edge information, and inspiring multimedia presentations, participants learn to reconnect with their deep concern for our world and are empowered to make a difference.

This symposium explores the current state of our planet from a faith perspective and connects participants with a powerful spiritual movement to shape a hopeful future. It explores some basic questions:

  • Where Are We? – examining the present condition of God’s creation, social justice within the human family and spiritual fulfillment within the human heart
  • How Did We Get Here? – tracing the root causes that have brought us into our current imbalance
  • What’s Possible For The Future? – discovering new ways of relating with each other and with the natural world ...

The event will be held in the Lighthouse from 9:00 AM- 12:00 noon.

Tim DarstTim Darst is Associate Director, Passionist Earth & Spirit Center. Tim has a Masters in Environmental Education from the University of Louisville and a Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University. He is the Executive Director of Kentucky Interfaith Power & Light, a non-profit organization that works to help people make the connection between theology and ecology. He serves on the board of directors of the Louisville Sustainability Council and the Louisville Climate Action Network, and is on the Advisory Committee for the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Waste Management District. Tim has taught Theology at Mount Saint Joseph University in Cincinnati and serves on the Louisville Sustainability Council Board of Directors, Louisville Climate Action Network Board of Directors, University of Louisville Sustainable Operations Committee, and the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Waste Management District Advisory Committee.

The Earth & Spirit Center is established in the conviction that the Earth and all its inhabitants form a single sacred community. Guided by the vision of Thomas Berry, their mission is to cultivate a mutually enhancing human-Earth relationship through transformative learning experiences and service opportunities in spiritual development, social compassion and Earth literacy.

Sign-ups will be held in the Connector soon!