New Living the Questions Series Advocates Practical Response to Climate-Change

The Fountains’ latest “Living the Questions” program is a dynamic new discussion series on Climate Change: “ProFuture Faith: The Prodigal Species Comes Home,” featuring eco-theologian, bestselling author, and TEDx speaker, the Rev. Michael Dowd. Focusing on the intersection of science, spirituality and sustainability, the course seeks to bridge the gap between head and heart, science and faith. The basic format for each 90-minute session includes conversation around background readings, a 20-minute video presentation, and guided discussion. CLICK HERE to view the trailer. 

Exploring the concept of “eco-theism”, Pro-Future Faith will guide participants on a journey toward accepting what is inevitable, avoiding what is futile, and inspiring all to attend to what is urgent. “Industrial civilization and humans’ insatiable appetites have us hurtling toward irreversible consequences — not in some distant future, but right now. The good news is that it’s not too late,” says Dowd.

The eight-session course will be offered in two tracks, one on Wednesday mornings at 10am (beginning January 15th) and one on Thursday evenings at 6:30 (beginning January 16th). Suggested tuition for this eight (8) week series is $20. Contact the office at 480.837.7627 to register and receive a participant guide via email or mail in order to prepare for the first session.

Class Schedule:

  • January 15/16: 1. Un-Trivializing God – Reality as a Thou
  • January 22/23: 2. The Purpose of Religion and Necessity of Science
  • January 29/30: 3. The Epic of Evolution – A Cosmic Timeline
  • February 5/6: 4. Thus Sayeth Reality – What is Inevitable: What is Needed.
  • February 12/13: 5. Thus Sayeth Reality – What is Futile: What is Urgent.
  • February 19/20: 6. Why We Struggle – Un-trivializing Mythic Wisdom
  • February 26/27: 7. Impermanence and Death as Sacred – Embracing Limits
  • March 4/5: 8. Staying Sane, Sober and Inspired in Contracting Times.

As an evangelist for Big History (the academic discipline that examines history from the Big Bang to the present), Dowd has presented “Evolution and the Global Integrity Crisis” at the United Nations and has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, and on CBC, CNN, ABC News and Fox News. His 2009 book, “Thank God for Evolution,” has been endorsed by six Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics and by religious leaders from across the spectrum.

Produced and facilitatedby Pastor David, this “Living the Questions” program promises stimulating input, encouraging conversation, and practical strategies for responding to Climate Change from a spiritual perspective. Childcare is available upon request – call the office (480.837.7627).

CLICK HERE or on graphic below to view the trailer.

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