The Environmental Footprint Group of our sister Anglican parish holds regular discussions on environmental and related issues. Please see below a notice concerning their next series of meetings:
‘The more we learn about the environment, the more it appears that the issues are complex and interconnected with matters such as social justice and unfair resource distribution. It is clear that any attempt to solve environmental problems will need to tackle the prevailing ethos of our society. At our last meeting we discussed lectures on psychology, economics and agriculture; we can learn a lot from these and other disciplines. We have therefore planned a series of discussion evenings to consider various aspects of how we can live a fulfilled life and deal with the many different challenges to the environment.
Dates and venues are as follows:
Friday 13 June, 8 p.m. at 21 rue de Luxembourg, L5364 Schrassig (home of Carol and Steve McCarthy), where we will watch and then discuss a lecture by philosopher Michael Sandel on different philosophical approaches to life and decision-making;
Monday 14 July, 8 p.m. at 4 rue du Pont, L5355 Oetrange, Andrew Hallan will lead us in a discussion of the recent book by French economist Thomas Picketty on the end of capitalism and how this relates to the environment. You don’t have to have read the book to take part!
There will be further meetings in the autumn. These discussions are open to all, whether Church members or not. Please let me know if you can come to either of the above events.
Philippa Seymour (35 90 97 or firstname.lastname@example.org )
Climate Change and the Spiritual Exercises: Published in ‘The Way’ Steve McCarthy