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 27
The Climate of Sacred Land Protection
Bernadette Demientieff, Gwich’in activist

Bernadette Demientieff, Executive Director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee, will discuss why sacred land protection matters to indigenous communities. Learn how her community in Alaska is standing strong to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—Coastal Plain from becoming an oil and gas reserve. “Our identity is non-negotiable,” she says. “We will never sell our culture and our traditional lifestyle for any amount of money.” 

Register here

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 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.