What does it mean to live the concept of Integral Ecology?
Friday 5 October to
Sunday 7 October 2018
“If we want to bring about deep change, we need to realise that certain mindsets really do influence our behaviour. Our efforts…will be inadequate and ineffectual unless we strive to promote a new way of thinking about human beings, life, society and our relationship with nature”
Pope Francis, Laudato Si
In this landmark encyclical, Pope Francis calls all people of good will to make a radical shift in the way that we think and the way that we live. He calls us to engage with and integrate the ‘new thinking’ into a deep, embracing, engaged spirituality.
Over this conference weekend, through input, prayerful reflection, sharing and conversation, we will explore together ‘where we are’ at this point in human history on earth. We see crises all around us – personal, socio-economic and ecological. Yet, at the same time, we are touching into moments of great potential for change. What will we choose? How do we choose?
Together, we will consider the wisdom and gifts that Ignatian spirituality – in all its continuing vitality – can bring to assisting and fostering a life giving and life sustaining way forward.
Guest Facilitator, Julia McDonald, who is currently Director of St. Bede’s Pastoral Centre in York. She is trained in Ignatian Spirituality with a particular interest in cosmology/ecology and contemporary application of the Spiritual Exercises.
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