Evolutionary Life

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June 2007

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EarthSpirit Rising Conference

June 8-10, 2007


Join Us For EarthSpirit Rising Conference 2007: A Return to Earth Wisdom

Register Now at http://www.earthspiritrising.org/eregister.html

Featuring Starhawk, Margaret Wheatley, Paul Loeb and much more.

June 8 - 10 at Bellarmine University Louisville, Kentucky

With Margaret J Wheatley, Paul Rogat Loeb, Starhawk, Michael Dowd, Connie Barlow, Kirkpatrick Sale, and Jane Siberry

As you are aware we live in a time of great change. We are just beginning to move from competition to partnership, from greed to caring, from a place of wanting to a sense of sufficiency, from seeing the world from a mechanistic view to seeing the world as a living system, and very importantly, from perceiving life as based in separateness to seeing life as based in wholeness and interconnectedness.

This shift is a change towards Earth Wisdom. It represents a movement towards recognizing that nature provides the ultimate answers to the questions of our times.

Come to the 2007 EarthSpirit Rising Conference as we celebrate this movement by exploring the theme: Return to Earth Wisdom. Join us as we offer participants hope, education, inspiration and tools for transformation — all from a planetary perspective.

Join us for EarthSpirit Rising as we work and play together to create a sustainable and compassionate future.

For full conference details: http://www.earthspiritrising.org/index.html

Who should attend....

This conference is for spiritual leaders, educators, business leaders, social workers, artists, environmentalists, social entrepreneurs and other concerned citizens of Earth.

Return to Earth Wisdom is a gathering for . . .

• people interested in building a sustainable and compassionate future
• people wishing to foster the emergence of a global consciousness
• people seeking a deeper sense of meaning and enthusiasm in their lives
• people who dream big and take their dreams seriously

Don’t miss out on their chance to deepen your connection with the Green Revolution!

2007 Conference Presenters

Connie Barlow is the author of four popular science books that explore the intersection of evolutionary and ecological sciences with philosophy and religion including The Ghosts of Evolution and Green Space, Green Time. Michael Dowd is a charismatic preacher, teacher, and evolutionary theologian. He is the author of EarthSpirit: A Handbook for Nurturing an Ecological Christianity and Thank God for Evolution! How Science and Religion are Spurring Each Other to Greatness. For more information: www.thegreatstory.org. Connie and Michael have embarked upon a traveling ministry: teaching and preaching the sacred epic of evolution and its meaning in colleges, universities, churches, and synagogues across North America.

Paul Rogat Loeb is the author of The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen’s Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear and Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time. He has written about social involvement for The New York Times, Washington Post, Psychology Today, Utne Reader, and the National Catholic Reporter. He’s been interviewed on CNN, NPR, and PBS. He’s lectured on over 300 college campuses and at numerous national conferences. For more information: www.paulloeb.org

Jerry Mander is Founder and Co-Director of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG). Mander is trained as an economist and in the 1960s was president of a major ad agency. He used that experience to found the country’s first nonprofit ad agency, Public Media Center which ran campaigns for Sierra Club, Greenpeace and others. He is also Program Director of the Foundation for Deep Ecology. His best selling books include In The Absence of the Sacred, The Case Against the Global Economy, and Alternatives to Globalization.

Kirkpatrick Sale is the author of a dozen books, including Human Scale, Dwellers in the Land: The Bioregional Vision, and Rebels Against the Future: The Luddites and Their War on the Industrial Revolution. His newest book, published this year, is After Eden: The Evolution of Human Domination. He is a contributing editor to The Nation and is the Director of the Middlebury Institute “for the study of separatism, secession, and self-determination.”

Jim Schenk organized the first EarthSpirit Rising Conference in 1998 and has continued as a chairperson for the five subsequent conferences. He co-founded Imago, Inc., an ecological education organization in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1978. He has been a force in creating and directing the Enright Ridge Urban Eco-village in Cincinnati. His new book, What Does God Look Like in an Expanding Universe, an anthology, comes out of his Earth/Spirit interest and connection.

Jane Siberry, now known as Issa, is a pure, prolific, Canadian vocalist and composer. Her catalogue of work includes eleven recordings that range from ethereal pop to spiritual, joyous hymns and children’s lullabies to eccentric jazz, all presented through the signature sound that is uniquely Issa. Her recordings include Map of the World and Calling All Angels which is featured in several film and television programs including Pay it Forward. For more information: www.janesiberry.com

Starhawk is one of the most respected voices in modern earth-based spirituality. She is also well-known as a global justice activist and organizer, whose work and writings have inspired many to action. She is the author or coauthor of ten books, including The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess, long considered the essential text for the Neo-Pagan movement. Starhawk’s newest book is The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature. For more information: www.starhawk.org

Margaret Wheatley writes, teaches, and speaks about new practices and ideas for organizing in chaotic times. She has been an organizational consultant for many years, a professor of management and an author. Her books include Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time, and the award-winning Leadership and the New Science as well as several videos and articles. For more information: www.margaretwheatley.com

Harry Pickens will serve as conference weaver and process facilitator. Harry is an internationally renowned jazz pianist/composer and innovative educator. As pianist, Mr. Pickens has shared the stage with many jazz legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Freddie Hubbard and Milt Jackson. As educator, his innovative In Tune With Life™ workshops, seminars, and keynote presentations have enhanced the productivity of dozens of local, regional, and national organizations. Contact him at hpickens@bellsouth.net or telephone 502 479 0697.