On Going Education
Cuvilly Ecological Justice Consortium
The Cuvilly Ecological Justice Consortium is a gathering of individuals and organizations who strategically cooperate to accomplish a shared outcome. Through this consortium process the expectation is that the number of participating partners will increase in the movement for ecological justice.
The Cuvilly Ecological Justice Consortium seeks to create an inclusive, equitable local community space welcoming to all, where people deeply reconnect to the earth and grow in their understanding that all species are interconnected and interdependent. Through this understanding, we must work together to restore and preserve the integrity of the ecology in the furtherance of one community.
Making the Shift: A Compass for the Journey
WHEN & WHERE: Limited to 12 individuals at the Cuvilly Arts & Earth Center Ipswich Campus for six consecutive Tuesdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm beginning on October 11 and ending on November 15.
COST: The course fee is $180; each participant is required to read the book Paschal Paradox by Diarmuid O'Murchu.
ABOUT THE COURSE:
Have you ever wished to explore the mysteries where science and spirituality converge? For Sr. Mary Friel this journey began well before her PhD studies in counseling psychology when, after being introduced to Teilhard de Chardin’s The Phenomenon of Man in the early sixties, she participated in Teilhard group discussions led by Fr. Thomas Berry at the Riverdale Center of Religious Research along the banks of the Hudson River. Sr. Mary continued with these transformational small group encounters while she evolved from high school biology teacher through her doctoral studies and ultimate professorship. As a Professor Emerta of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut Sr. Mary taught many courses as well as cofounding the MS in Counseling and, in the undergraduate program, a Major in Women Studies.
As Sr. Mary, a Sister of Notre Dame, engages you in this six-week course you will discover a fresh way of understanding our universe and our place in it through the lens of the prophets Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Berry, Joanna Macy, and Diarmuid O’Murchu among others. Their wisdom will support you in the great work of personal, social, and ecological transformation.
Sr. Mary Friel
Two Passions drive Linda Hart - experiential education and love of nature. Linda Hart stepped down from the Cuvilly Board to lead the Cuvilly Ecological Justice Consortium startup and is excited to leverage that zeal to support others as they form a loving bond with their local ecologies and incorporate respect for the life within into their life plan.
Linda Hart - CEJC Coordinator