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.

November 1 (live streamed)
The Climate of Consciousness
Michael Pollan,
 writer

Michael Pollan has been educating us with illuminating prose on “the botany of desire” for a very long time. He will discuss his latest book This Is Your Mind On Plants and his landmark bestseller How To Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. Pollan’s call for change, restoration, and resiliency may be the very thing we need to bolster our consciousness in the midst of climate collapse. This session will be live streamed. 
Respondent: Charles Stang, Director of the Center for the Study of World Religion.

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.