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This summer, explore the spiritual significance of our national parks and the deep connections we feel with them. Whether you are visiting the parks in person, or are loving them from afar, this four-session summer film series will explore how the national parks can teach us about our relationship with both Divine Mystery and Earth. Each session is supported by a stunning video clip of the national parks from Ken Burns’s popular film.

Join us on the 4th Thursday of May, June, July, and August:

  • Session 1 will introduce the series with a discussion of how and why the national parks were created and how time in the parks can bring us back to our own rootedness in the natural world.
  • Session 2 discusses how the Divine Mystery seems so present to us in the national parks, and in nature more generally.
  • Session 3 reflects on the human impact – positively and negatively – on the national parks and on Earth.  
  • Session 4 traces how the National Park System moved beyond being solely a recreation ground for humans to a broader mission of preserving natural systems. It explores how we might expand our vision of the Divine presence to include the non-human along with the human.

Sessions facilitated by Sheri Brown.

Will you join the Spirit community for an hour once a month at 4:00 AZ (MST) beginning May 23? Register here.

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