HDS The Climate of Now

Join Harvard Divinity School on Mondays, from 7 to 8:30 pm ET, for The Climate of Now, a ten-week series of online conversations with poets, writers, public servants, theologians, biologists, scholars, and activists who are engaged in the spiritual reckoning and awakening surrounding climate collapse, sacred land protection, and planetary health. Environmentalist, author, and HDS Writer-in-Residence Terry Tempest Williams will lead conversations concerning our response to climate chaos: How might we recast this as a time of meaning rather than despair? How do arts and activism combine to let us see possibility instead of pessimism? Where do we find the strength to fully face all that is breaking our hearts?

Over cups of tea, these informal conversations will be followed by live Q&A sessions led by Harvard faculty, who will expand on audience questions and collaborative thinking.

September 20 
A Burning Testament to Climate Collapse
Lucy Walker, film maker

Following the aftermath of the 2018 Camp Fire (the deadliest in California’s history), British film maker Lucy Walker directed “Bring Your Own Brigade” (2021). The film urgently asks: why are catastrophic wildfires increasing in number and severity around the world, and what can be done about it? Clips of the groundbreaking film will be shown throughout the conversation, even as the American West continues to burn. 
Respondent: Teresa Cavasas Cohn, University of Idaho, RPL Climate Change Fellow.

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Registration is free but required to participate. Visit the HDS website for more information about the Weather Reports series and speaker lineup.

Please contact rpl@hds.harvard.edu with questions about this event or the Weather Reports series. 

This series is a Constellation Project in partnership with the Center of the Study of World ReligionsReligion and Public Life, and the Planetary Health Alliance.