GreenFaith & Sustainability Salon

Last Wednesday’s salon (July 11th) treated us with a virtual visit (carbon neutral!) from Rev. Fletcher Harper, the visionary executive director of GreenFaith, a faith-based n.g.o. dedicated to “inspiring, educating and mobilizing people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership.” We came into the salon thinking about sustainability… Continue reading

July 18th Salon — Reading Materials

Hi everyone —

This week’s salon will be a reading discussion based on excerpts from Martha Nussbaum’s Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities. Nussbaum’s book provokes valuable questions around the challenges involved in institutional restructuring and the quantification of degree programs, and how we adequately  (or inadequately) account for “intangibles,” like critical thinking and moral imagination. There are two excerpts of Nussbaum’s book to look at: chapters one and five, and chapter six. The chapters are very short and readable; please click on the chapter links to download the respective PDFs.

Telephone Conversation with Gareth Higgins, E.D of Wild Goose

July 10, 1012
By Kathi McShane

The Wild Goose Festival (W.G.) has only happened twice so far in the U.S., but it is an extension of the Greenbelt Festival that has been taking place since 1974 in the U.K.  Karla and Mike Yaconelli (do you know those names?  Big in the youth ministry field) began in the 1980’s to try to bring this festival to the U.S.  Gareth is from Northern Ireland.  He and other staff members were brought over to start the movement here. Here is the gist of what we talked about on the phone.
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