Changing Climate: Solutions for Believers

With Sue and Tim Morse
Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$50 (includes workshop and lunch)

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

Convinced that climate change is real, we are equally certain that it is our obligation to preserve God’s Creation and ensure a better world for future generations. This workshop is meant to help us prayerfully and proactively create a pathway to a flourishing, regenerative future in our homes, workplaces, faith communities, neighborhoods, and for the Greater Good.

As a community of social justice seekers who recognize the planet-wide climate change crisis, we will dive right into identifying practical eco-conscious solutions – small and large. We will also consider state incentives, as well as state and national policies that hold promise to create meaningful change and protections for Earth. While climate change is said to be the biggest challenge to the future of humani-ty, one may also say that it represents a profound spiritual call; an opportunity for us to honor and protect all that the Creator has gifted to us. This year being the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, let’s join as a community to embody God’s unconditional love by actualizing the eco-conscious changes we want to birth in ourselves, and thus see in the world.

Tim Morse, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus of Occupational and Environmental Health at the UConn Health Center where he has published over 40 peer reviewed articles and conducted hundreds of community-based trainings. He was Director of the UConn Chemical Innovations Institute which was oriented to finding safer alternatives to chemicals and has been active in a wide variety of community-based environmental action groups including the Connecticut Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Environment and the Connecticut Public Health Association. He has specialized in developing small group-based, action-oriented community trainings. Tim is active in the music ministry and Just Faith groups at Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford, Connecticut. As an active grandparent, he is very interested in leaving a healthier and more just environment for generations to come.

Susan Morse has spent a lifetime caring for Creation through her devotion to healthy growth and development of the individual, the family, community and Earth. Sustained by her faith, she sees through the lens of God’s love and care, always seeking best practices through faith and science. She has an urgent concern for the health of the Earth she will be leaving her children and grandchildren, and offers an encouraging voice as we find our way together. Sue has Bachelor’s Degrees in Nursing and Human Development and Family Relations from the University of Connecticut. She is a Lay Associate of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion and a spiritual director. She is a graduate of the Women’s Leadership Institute at Hartford Seminary, the School of Spirituality at Mercy by the Sea, and the Lay Ministry program in health care at the Archdiocese of Hartford. Sue is an active member of the Contemplative Life Program and music ministry at Holy Family Retreat Center.

Sessions:  1
Date:  5/5/2020
Meeting Time:  Tuesday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Instructors:  Tim Morse, Ph.D.
Susan Morse
Fees: 
$50.00   (Class Fee (includes workshop and lunch))