JES 510 Prayer as if the Earth Really Matters

Faculty: Rabbi Arthur Waskow (Profile)


More and more often, religious communities are bringing their prayer and practice to bear on a profound religious and spiritual question: radical dangers posed by the climate crisis to the web of human of more-than-human life forms of Planet Earth. There are two aspects of what is beginning to happen in relating prayer to the present crisis of our planet. One is exploring how Earth-awareness can enter more deeply into our formal prayer services. The other is exploring how public action intended to affect public and corporate policy toward the Earth can become prayerful. This course will deal with two main themes of “Earth-awareness in formal prayer” and “Making public advocacy actions prayerful.”.

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