Caring for our planet… there’s more to it than meets the eye
Reverend Bernard Moss, Emeritus Professor at Staffordshire University, Associate Minister at St Marys Parish Church, Nantwich. Principal Fellow and National Teaching Fellow, HE Academy UK
Thursday 1st November 2018, 7.30 – 9pm
Contemporary understandings of spiritual perspectives have greatly enriched our understanding of who we are and how we behave, not only towards each other but how we care for our precious yet fragile planet. For people who come from faith communities a spiritual perspective is familiar territory, but secular spirituality also has important things to say to us all. An eco-spiritual perspective, for example, encourages us ‘to see the meaning and significance of the environment not just in terms of the meanings we ascribe to them for our own personal needs and welfare but for the meaning and significance they have in their own right’ ( Holloway and Moss, 2010, Spirituality and Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan p 158). This gentle and thought-provoking lecture hopes to encourage all of us to realise that when it comes to caring for our planet there is more to it than meets the eye.